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Game Thread #146: Milwaukee Brewers (83-62) @ Chicago Cubs (83-60)

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The Brewers go for a tie on top of the NL Central

Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs
Huzzah!
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As per usual, the MLB season has just flown by; I’m always amazed when it gets down to the last few weeks. That said, it now seems to have ground down to a crawl as the Milwaukee Brewers (83-62) chase the Chicago Cubs (83-60) for first place in the NL Central and the best record in the NL while trying to stave off the Cardinals, Rockies, Dodgers, D’Backs, and Phillies for a Wild Card spot.

Tonight Jhoulys Chacin (14-6, 3.59) tries to bounce back from as subpar start his last time out against the Cubs, and will face tough (at least against the Brewers) lefty Jose Quintana (12-9, 4.14).

Spaul149 posed an interesting question in comments today:

Would you take Cubs/Brewers tied at the end of the season right now?

Brewers are surging and cubs are fading. Brewers have an easier schedule and less games, but cubs have a 1 game lead (2 less loses). I’m a numbers guys so I’d do it, but I’m curious about other’s takes.

Posted by Spaul149 on Sep 11, 2018 | 11:43 AM

So, how about it?

Poll

If you could guarantee a one game play-off for the NL Central title against the Cubs right now, skipping the rest of the season, would you do it?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Yes, yes, yes - more than we hoped for, and we ARE actually still behind them.
    (33 votes)
  • 45%
    Nope. The Brewers are the hotter team right now and I’m confident they can put the Cubs away.
    (27 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now

Today’s lineups:

Chicago Cubs

1. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B

2. Kris Bryant (R) LF

3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B

4. Ben Zobrist (S) RF

5. Javier Baez (R) SS

6. Tommy La Stella (L) 3B

7. Victor Caratini (S) C

8. Jose Quintana (R) P

9. Ian Happ (S) CF

Milwaukee Brewers