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What We Learned: Season on the line at Miller Park

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The season is on the line as the Brewers are back at Miller Park. We prep you for the weekend in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: NLDS-Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY Sports

NLCS Game 6: Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Wade Miley
NLCS Game 7: TBA vs. TBA (if necessary)


NLCS Notes

Orlando Arcia, an unlikely offensive force
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Christian Yelich calls Machado play a ‘dirty play by a dirty player’
Jaymes L, BCB

Zach Davies to replace Gio Gonzalez on Brewers’ NLCS roster
Jaymes L, BCB

Brandon Woodruff enters NLCS Game 5 after 1 batter, Wade Miley to start Game 6
-JP-, BCB

With their backs against the wall, the Milwaukee Brewers return to Miller Park in a must-win situation
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Brewers think the Dodgers may be stealing their signs, per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

A Quick Note on LCS Aces
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Approaching Ryu
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Should Orlando Arcia have bunted Manny Piña to third?
Steve Altstadt, Disciples of Uecker

Brewers Announce World Series Single-Game Ticket Details
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The Brewers just did one of the more unconventional things baseball has ever seen
Patrick Brennan, Beyond the Box Scores

Why we overvalue blocking in the postseason
Matt Provenzano, Beyond the Box Score

Brewers fans cashing in on $1,000 ‘Timeless Tickets’ during playoff run
Brewers360


Player Profiles

After stepping away for paid ‘vacation,’ Corey Knebel was able to step up in Brewers bullpen
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers’ Christian Yelich has always put in hard work to become the player he is today. Just ask this Thousand Oaks gym
Bill Shakin, Los Angeles Times

Half Season Hero: Wade Miley
Paul Sporer, FanGraphs


Brewers Analysis

The Milwaukee Brewers Are Progressively Moving Toward Positionless Baseball
Emma Baccellieri, Sports Illustrated

Christian Yelich makes no excuses for struggles at the plate as Brewers fall behind in NLCS
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Christian Yelich shouldn’t have hit this many home runs
Daniel R. Epstein, Beyond the Box Score

Playoff Weapon: Brandon Woodruff
Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

The Brewers’ Pitcher Switcheroo May Be Coming Soon To A Game Near You

Travis Sawchik, FiveThirtyEight

The Milwaukee Brewers aren’t bad for baseball - and they’d be worthy foes for the Red Sox
Gabe Lacques, USA Today


End of Season Awards

Craig Counsell named 2018 Co-Manager of the Year by Sporting News
Jaymes L, BCB

Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers named as a finalist for National League Reliever of the Year
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Making the cases for the 2018 NL and AL Comeback Player of the Year Awards
Patrick Karaker, MLB Daily Dish


Minor League Notes

Alec Asher elects free agency
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Nick Franklin, Mike Zagurski elect free agency from Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Frosty Microbrew: Hiura, Wilson among Former Rattlers in Arizona Fall League
Kyle Lobner, Timber Rattlers

Arizona Fall League Underway. Gold Gloves Awarded.
Lane Grindle, Minor Details