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What We Learned: It’s time for the NLDS

The playoffs officially kick off today, with Game 1 against the Rockies. We get you set up for the start of the first playoffs in seven years for the Brewers in today’s What We Learned.

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NLDS Game 1
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies
Brandon Woodruff vs. Antonio Senzatela
4:07 pm

National League Division Series

Brewers will face Rockies in NLDS after Rockies outlast Cubs 2-1 in five hour Wild Card Game

Start times released for MLB Divisional Series games through Sunday; Brewers get two afternoon games
Ben Reagan, BCB

A revised Milwaukee Brewers NLDS roster prediction
Ben Reagan, BCB

Rockies to start Antonio Senzatela against Brewers in Game 1 of NLDS
Jaymes L, BCB

Brewers go unconventional for their NLDS pitching plans
Jaymes L, BCB

Brewers name Brandon Woodruff as “initial out-getter” for NLDS Game 1
Ben Reagan, BCB

NLDS Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies
Jaymes L, BCB

Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Brewers-Rockies: Lineups, matchups, FAQs
Thomas Harding and Adam McCalvy,

Brewers embrace emotion, fun side of baseball
Richard Justice,

Rox-Brewers to lean heavy on ‘pens in NLDS
Joe Trezza,

Who has edge? Rox-Crew position by position
Mike Petriello,

Ranking the top 50 players in the 2018 postseason
Will Leitch,

I am extremely here for The Bullpen Game ™
Steve Altstadt, Disciples of Uecker

After getting contributions from so many players, Brewers now must trim roster for playoffs
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Other Playoff Notes

What if Stearns Didn’t Sling? The Bizarro Brewers
Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

Brewers’ quick rebuild built on strong foundation
Adam McCalvy,

Josh Hader is (Probably) Fine
Sean Roberts, BP Milwaukee

Brewers’ OF gamble pays off with Cain, Yelich
Adam McCalvy,

The National League gave us plenty of entropy
Luis Torres, Beyond the Box Score

Lift-Off for Christian Yelich
Jeff Sullivan, FanGraphs

Brewers’ playoff berth a wet, wonderful ride for Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Orlando Arcia has remained patient and positive throughout his struggles
Todd Rosiak and Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tom Brady says he’s rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers this October
Kevin Wells, TMJ4

Brewers aren’t a popular pick to win the whole thing -- but some national writers could see it happening
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Other News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Assistant GM Matt Arnold linked to San Francisco Giants opening
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

New York Mets to interview former Brewers GM Doug Melvin
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers will pick 28th overall in 2019 MLB Draft
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Craig Counsell is Manager of the Year and it Shouldn’t be Close
Paul Noonan, BP Milwaukee

Yelich nominated for NL Hank Aaron Award
Daniel Kramer,

Cubs fan loses bet with internet, writes 1,000-word apology for doubting Brewers
Jack Baer, Yahoo Sports

Famous “L” flag unfurled again after Cubs “L”oss to the Brewers

Yount, Molitor and ... Yuni B? These Brewers would make the franchise’s all-time playoffs team
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel