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What We Learned: Playoff push continues against Pittsburgh

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After a 2-1 series against the Reds, the Brewers continue their homestand against the Pirates. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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

Recent Games

Monday: Brewers 5, Reds 2
Tuesday: Reds 9, Brewers 7
Wednesday: Brewers 4, Reds 0

Upcoming Games

Friday: Brewers vs. Pirates | 7:10 pm
Saturday: Brewers vs. Pirates | 6:10 pm
Sunday: Brewers vs. Pirates | 1:10 pm


Brewers News and Notes

Brewers reportedly claim Matt Harvey, trying to work out trade
Jaymes L, BCB

Brewers will not acquire Matt Harvey as Reds pull him back
-JP-, BCB FanShot

Among contenders, Brewers have the second-easiest schedule remaining
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The order of Milwaukee’s 1-2 punch at the top of the lineup might matter
TimMuma, BCB

Brewers activate Matt Albers from disabled list, Keon Broxton optioned
Jaymes L, BCB

Brewers release 2019 schedule
Jaymes L, BCB

Poll: How would you rate the Milwaukee Brewers management? (August 2018)
-JP-, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers option Corey Knebel and Zach Davies
Brad Ford, BCB FanShot

Was Chase Anderson Good Last Year?
Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

Handicapping the divisions: NL Central
Matt Provenzano, Beyond the Box Score

This is not the first time the Brewers have changed closers during a season
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jesus Aguilar’s wardrobe malfunction is one of the season’s funniest moments so far (though it nearly cost him his head)
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Suter rejoins Crew after Tommy John surgery
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

30 guys we want to see win it all
Will Leitch, Brewers.com

30 potential callups to know -- 1 for each team
Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum, Brewers.com

Each team’s best Players’ Weekend nickname
Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman, Brewers.com

Ryder Cup Visits Miller Park
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases


Minor League Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, August 20
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Tuesday, August 21
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Wednesday, August 22
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Thursday, August 23
Brad Ford, BCB

Frosty Microbrew: Timber Rattlers Embrace the Grind of a Long Season
Kyle Lobner, TimberRattlers.com

Power and Patience with Ernesto Martinez Jr
Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

Perrin / Biasi Trade
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

NL Central Standings

Team W L GB Recent Upcoming
Team W L GB Recent Upcoming
Cardinals 90 69 - 9/26: No Game 9/27-9/29: vs. Cubs
Brewers 89 70 1.0 9/26: Brewers 5, Reds 3 9/27-9/29: @ Rockies
Cubs 82 77 7.5 9/26: Pirates 9, Cubs 5 9/27-9/29: @ Cardinals
Reds 73 86 16.5 9/26: Brewers 5, Reds 3 9/27-9/29: @ Pirates
Pirates 68 91 23.5 9/26: Pirates 9, Cubs 5 9/27-9/29: vs. Reds

Wild Card Standings

Team W L GB
Team W L GB
Brewers 92 67 +4.0
Dodgers 88 71 -
Cardinals 87 72 1.0