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What We Learned: Brewers sweep into NLCS

It’s a sweep for the Brewers as they get some time off before the NLCS. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: NLDS-Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports

NLDS Game 2: Brewers 4, Rockies 0
NLDS Game 3: Brewers 6, Rockies 0

Erik Kratz, unsung hero
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

From passed over to prospect, Luke Barker is blazing his own trail with the Milwaukee Brewers

Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Jimmy Nelson is done rehabbing, on track for “normal” offseason
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Postseason Week 1 in Review
Ben Reagan, BCB

Stearns’ poker playing for this winter
danhoff, BCB FanPost

LDS Clinched!
Andrew Salzman, BP Milwaukee

Yelich not distracted by launch-angle talk
Joe Trezza,

How did playoff clubs fare vs. .500-plus teams?
David Adler,

Red-hot Brewers’ rebuild complete at rapid pace
Richard Justice,

Brewers ride dominant relief corps to NLCS
Daniel Kramer,

The Brewers are on the verge of advancing thanks to Jhoulys Chacín
Kenny Kelly, Beyond the Box Score

Runaway Brewers have no intention of stopping after yet another celebration
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers only getting started, Ryan Braun pledges after NLDS sweep
Eddie Matz, ESPN

Being homegrown, Craig Counsell knows what postseason means to the Brewers and their fans
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Just miles from Miller Park, Craig Counsell’s childhood friends are enjoying Brewers’ run
Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A look back at the longest Brewers’ winning streaks in franchise history
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Erik Kratz couldn’t believe he reached second on a line drive to right field
Jessica Kleinschmidt and Adam McCalvy,

Brewers fans cheer sweep of Rockies
Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The MLB Network broadcast (and Rockies scoreboard) struggled with some Brewers names and facts Sunday night
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dodgers could face a Milwaukee Brewers team that’s almost as L.A. as them
Bill Shakin, Los Angeles Times

Win or lose, Sunday will make Wisconsin sports history
Matt Mueller,

Brewers have kept everyone happy despite having more everyday players than spots in their lineup
Dennis Punzel, Wisconsin State Journal

MLB Roundtable: Which team needs to win the World Series the most?
Yahoo Sports

Ten Former Shuckers On Brewers NLDS Roster
Biloxi Shuckers

Joe Kremer Named Carolina League Executive of the Year
Amy Peterson Named Carolina League Female Executive of the Year
Carolina Mudcats

Brewers wins mean free burgers for fans this week