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What We Learned: Granderson delivers as Brewers close in on Cubs

Granderson delivered yesterday as the Brewers pulled within a game of the Cubs. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Yesterday’s Game: Brewers 5, Cubs 1

Magic Numbers
Playoff Spot: 12
NL Central: 18 (Elimination: 16)

Brewers News and Notes

ESPN includes Brewers in list of World Series matchups they’d like to see
Jaymes L, BCB

Submit Your Questions for BCB Mailbag #53
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Wednesday, September 12
Brad Ford, BCB

Poll: Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Hitter of the Year
Brad Ford, BCB

The Uncanny 84
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Aguilar welcomes break ahead of stretch run
Adam McCalvy,

NL Central storylines by the numbers
Joe Trezza,

The Brewers’ magic number is down to 12; here’s who to cheer against the rest of the way
JR Radcliffe, Milwuakee Journal Sentinel

Notes: Better late than never, Jonathan Schoop is making a difference in Brewers’ offense
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has been the Brewers’ iron man this season
Cat Garcia, The Athletic ($)

Luke Barker Named Carolina League Relief Pitcher of the Year
Carolina Mudcats

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