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What We Learned: Falling just short of the finish line

As the season came to an end, the Brewers fell just short of making the playoffs. We look at the last few games of the season in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Brewers 5, Cardinals 3
Cardinals 7, Brewers 6
Brewers 6, Cardinals 1

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Matt Garza doesn’t have a 2018 team option with the Milwaukee Brewers after all
Jaymes L, BCB

Brett Phillips is making the most of his opportunity with the Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers could be active in pursuing upgrades this offseason, owner suggests
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

BCB Mailbag 32: Future Brewer Killers
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Zach Davies scratched, Aaron Wilkerson will start season finale for Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

4 Milwaukee Brewers ranked among Baseball America’s Top 20 Pacific Coast League Prospects
2 Milwaukee Brewers rank in Baseball America’s top 20 Southern League Prospects
5 Milwaukee Brewers Ranked in Baseball America’s Top 20 Carolina League Prospects
Brad Ford, BCB

BCB Tracking Poll - Results for Week 26
aaronetc, BCB FanPost

2018 Roster
Furbey, BCB FanPost

If all relationships could end this way...
Baseball Punditz, BCB FanPost

Links from Other Sites

'Connected' group proud of Brewers' season
Adam McCalvy,

Crew's free-agent crop contemplate future
Adam McCalvy,

Nathan For You
Colin Anderle, BP Milwaukee

Strategic Failure
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Stephen Vogt has been a nice catch for the Brewers

Exceeding expectations, hopeful Brewers look forward to '18
Genaro C. Armas, AP

Despite Missing the Playoffs, Brewers' Surprise Season Deserves Recognition
Jack Dickey, Sports Illustrated

NL Central & Wild Card Final Standings

NL Central Standings

  • Cubs: 92-70
  • Brewers: 86-76
  • Cardinals: 83-79
  • Pirates: 75-87
  • Reds: 68-94

Wild Card Standings

  • Diamondbacks: 93-69
  • Rockies: 87-75
  • Brewers: 86-76
  • Cardinals: 83-79

This Weekend’s Results

Cubs @ Reds

  • Friday: Reds 4, Cubs 5
  • Saturday: Reds 0, Cubs 9
  • Sunday: Reds 3, Cubs 1

Dodgers @ Rockies

  • Friday: Dodgers 1, Rockies 9
  • Saturday: Dodgers 5, Rockies 3
  • Sunday: Dodgers 6, Rockies 3

Pirates @ Nationals

  • Friday: Pirates 1, Nationals 6
  • Saturday: Pirates 4, Nationals 1
  • Sunday: Pirates 11, Nationals 8