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What We Learned: Stop trying to predict baseball

After sweeping the Cubs, the Brewers came home and got shut out by the Pirates. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Pirates 7, Brewers 0

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Poll: Who should start for the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday?
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers
Jaymes L, BCB

"Spot" the starter may decide Brewers playoff hopes
Baseball Punditz, BCB FanPost

BCB Tracking Poll - Week 24
aaronetc, BCB FanPost

Links from Other Sites

Crew confounded by roller-coaster stretch
Adam McCalvy,

Jimmy Nelson and the Case for Eliminating the Designated Hitter
Kyle Lobner, Shepherd Express

Going Forward Without Jimmy Nelson
Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

#NeverForget: Remembering September 11 at Miller Park
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

NL Central & Wild Card Update

NL Central Standings

  • Cubs: 77-66
  • Cardinals: 75-68, 2 GB
  • Brewers: 75-69, 2.5 GB
  • Pirates: 68-77, 10 GB
  • Reds: 62-82, 15.5 GB

Wild Card Standings

  • Diamondbacks: 83-61
  • Rockies: 79-65
  • Cardinals: 75-68, 3.5 GB
  • Brewers: 75-69, 4 GB

Monday’s Games

  • Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 4
  • Cubs, Cardinals, and Reds have the day off.

Tuesday’s Games

  • Mets (Robert Gsellman) @ Cubs (Jose Quintana) | 6:05 pm
  • Reds (Robert Stephenson) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) | 6:15 pm
  • Rockies (Jon Gray) @ Diamondbacks (Taijuan Walker) | 7:40 pm

This Weekend’s Action

Brewers (Brent Suter) vs. Pirates (Gerrit Cole) | 6:40 pm