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Updated NL Wildcard Scenarios: September 27th

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The Brewers are 1.5 games back with 5 to play. How can they still get to Arizona for the NL Wildcard game?

Milwaukee Brewers v Colorado Rockies Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Everyone still involved in the race for the NL's second wildcard won on Tuesday night. While wins are always preferred to losses for the Brewers -- especially at this point in the season -- the 'everyone wins' scenario is one that favors the Colorado Rockies as they try to run out the clock on the regular season.

The Rockies have 4 games remaining this year and still hold their 1.5-game lead over the Brewers and 2.5-game lead over the Cardinals. Essentially, that means the Brewers would have to go +2 over Colorado to close out the year to catch them just to force a Game 163. The Cardinals would have to go +3.

Remaining Schedules

Colorado - 1 vs. Miami, 3 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee - 2 vs. Cincinnati, 3 @ St. Louis
St. Louis - 2 vs. Chicago, 3 vs. Milwaukee

Updated Scenarios

If the Rockies go 4-0...
...the Brewers are eliminated
...the Cardinals are eliminated

If the Rockies go 3-1...
...the Brewers need to go 5-0 to tie
...the Cardinals are eliminated

If the Rockies go 2-2...
...the Brewers need to go 4-1 to tie, 5-0 to win
...the Cardinals need to 5-0 to tie

If the Rockies go 1-3...
...the Brewers need to go 3-2 to tie, 4-1 to win
...the Cardinals need to go 4-1 to tie, 5-0 to win

If the Rockies go 0-4...
...the Brewers need to go 2-3 to tie, 3-2 to win
...the Cardinals need to go 3-2 to tie, 4-1 to win