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What We Learned: Staring down the competition

It’s a sweep at Miller Park as the Brewers sweep the Giants and go 5-1 during their homestand. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Games

Friday: Brewers 4, Giants 2
Saturday: Brewers 4, Giants 3
Sunday: Brewers 6, Giants 3

Upcoming Games

Monday: Brewers @ Cubs | 7:05 pm
Tuesday: Brewers @ Cubs | 7:05 pm

Brewers News and Notes

What to expect from Gio Gonzalez
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs
Jaymes L, BCB

Brewers add Freddy Peralta, Taylor Williams to active roster
Jaymes L, BCB

Christian Yelich to represent Milwaukee Brewers, MLB in Japan All-Star Series
Ben Reagan, BCB

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 24 in Review
Ben Reagan, BCB

2019 Rotation
Sexson and Sheets, BCB FanPosts

Forget Josh Hader: Jeremy Jeffress in the best reliever on the Brewers
FIPmyWHIP, Beyond the Box Score

Pitcher Spotlight: Wade Miley’s Ridiculous Season
Nick Pollack, FanGraphs

So we’re going to be debating the MVP and WAR again, huh
Matt Provenzano, Beyond the Box Score

Fan excitement for Milwaukee Brewers playoff run will pay off in ticket, merchandise sales: Schlesinger
Rich Kirchen, Milwaukee Business Journal

Brewers hope Nelson gets on mound this fall but will enter 2019 with contingency plans
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ($)

Heyman On Brewers’ August Offer For Reds’ Matt Harvey
Connor Byrne, MLB Trade Rumors

MLB to Observe September 11 with League-Wide Commemorations
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Royals rookie Jorge Lopez loses perfect game in ninth inning of seventh career start
Big League Stew

Minor League Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, September 7
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, September 8
Brad Ford, 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