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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