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What We Learned: The fine line between victory and defeat

Margins for error are slim to zero as the last few games get played. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Brewers 7, Reds 6

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

White Sox wanted Josh Hader in a potential Jose Quintana deal with Milwaukee, per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

After losing tough weekend series, it’s Wild Card or bust for Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Poll: Will the Milwaukee Brewers win the Wild Card?
eddiemathews, BCB

Updated NL Wildcard Scenarios: September 27th
Jaymes L, BCB

Series Preview: Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers
Jaymes L, BCB

Looking back at Prince Fielder’s historic 50-homer year
Jaymes L, BCB

The Longest Plate Appearance in Brewers History: 25th Anniversary
corsac, BCB FanPost

Comparing to the Cubs...
Baseball Punditz, BCB FanPost

BCB Tracking Poll - Week 26
aaronetc, BCB FanPost

Links from Other Sites

Counsell: Scoreboard watching is part of game
Adam McCalvy,

Brewers trio buys 7,500 tickets for home finale
Adam McCalvy,

Brinson, Burnes honored as top Minor Leaguers
Adam McCalvy,

Brewers focus on handling their own business
Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Under tutelage of Derek Johnson, Brewers' pitching staff has kept team in playoff hunt
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Driving forces of the Milwaukee Brewers behind the scenes talk best memories, working in baseball
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Filling the Void Intelligently
Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

The Quiet Ascendance of Jon Perrin
Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

Assessing the Brewers’ Playoff Chances
Nathan Petrashek, Cream City Cables

When your team misses (or makes) the postseason, this is why
Mark Simon, ESPN

Inside the secret to the Brewers' surprising success
Bradford Doolittle, ESPN

Jeremy Jeffress Hopes To Return To Brewers
Kyle Downing, MLB Trade Rumors

Where Are They Now?: The 2008 Milwaukee Brewers Playoff Team
Kyle Lobner, Shepherd Express

Rookie Taylor Williams auditions in Milwaukee Brewers bullpen
John Sickels, Minor League Ball

Injured Brewers minor leaguer Julio Mendez moved to Venezuelan hospital
Associated Press

NL Central & Wild Card Update

NL Central Standings

  • Cubs: 88-69
  • Brewers: 83-74, 5 GB
  • Cardinals: 82-75, Eliminated

Wild Card Standings

  • Diamondbacks: 90-66 (Clinched)
  • Rockies: 85-73
  • Brewers: 83-74, 1.5 GB
  • Cardinals: 82-75, 2.5 GB

Monday’s Games

  • Cubs 10, Cardinals 2
  • Marlins 5, Rockies 4

Tuesday’s Games

  • Orioles 1, Pirates 10
  • Cubs 7, Cardinals 8
  • Marlins 0, Rockies 6

Wednesday’s Games

  • Marlins (Adam Conley) @ Rockies (Jon Gray) | 2:10 pm
  • Orioles (Gabriel Ynoa) @ Pirates (Chad Kuhl) | 6:05 pm
  • Cubs (John Lackey) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) | 6:08 pm

Thursday’s Games

  • Pirates (TBD) @ Nationals (Edwin Jackson) | 6:05 pm
  • Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) | 6:15 pm
  • Rockies have the day off.

Upcoming Action

Wednesday: Brewers (Brandon Woodruff) vs. Reds (Homer Bailey) | 7:10 pm
Thursday: Brewers (Sal Romano) vs. Reds (Brent Suter) | 3:10 pm