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What we learned: September 19, 2014

Today's lessons include disappointment as the Brewers hopes grow dimmer and dimmer. Also, there's a children's book about a dog somewhere in there.

Dilip Vishwanat

Yesterday's Results

Cardinals 3, Brewers 2

It was a crushing blow to what hope we had left last night. The Brewers put together a 2-0 lead and that seemed to be enough for a while, but a mental error by Mark Reynolds allowed the Cardinals to get back into the game, and Aramis Ramirez played a ball wrong to set up the winning hit for the Cardinals.

Cram Session

Division Update

Team W L GB
Cardinals 85 68 -
Pirates 82 70 2.5
Brewers 79 74 6
Reds 71 82 14
Cubs 68 85 17
  • Pirates 3, Red Sox 2
  • Dodgers 8, Cubs 4
  • Reds had the day off.

This Weekend's Division Games

  • Reds @ Cardinals
    Friday: David Holmberg vs. John Lackey - 7:15 pm
    Saturday: Mike Leake vs. Michael Wacha - 6:15 pm
    Sunday: Alfredo Simon vs. Lance Lynn - 7:05 pm
  • Dodgers @ Cubs
    Friday: Clayton Kershaw vs. Edwin Jackson - 1:20 pm
    Saturday: Roberton Hernandez vs. Felix Doubront - 12:05 pm
    Sunday: Dan Haren vs. Jacob Turner - 1:20 pm

This Weekend's Action

The situation is simple for the Brewers right now. Anything less than a sweep against the red-hot Pirates in Pittsburgh basically ends the Brewers chances at the playoffs. Here are the starting matchups for the weekend:

Friday: Yovani Gallardo vs. Jeff Locke - 6:05 pm
Saturday: Matt Garza vs. Edinson Volquez - 6:05 pm
Sunday: Wily Peralta vs. TBD - 12:35 pm