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What We Learned: Weekend series against Pirates

At 1.5 games behind, the Brewers return home for three games against the Pirates. 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

Upcoming Games

Friday: Brewers @ Giants | 7:10 pm
Saturday: Brewers @ Giants | 6:10 pm
Sunday: Brewers @ Giants | 1:10 pm

Brewers News and Notes

Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers
Jaymes L, BCB

After closing NL Central gap, Milwaukee Brewers appear to be in the heads of the Chicago Cubs
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Corbin Burnes is a spin rate darling
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Report: Milwaukee Brewers were one of five teams that checked in on Jacob deGrom this summer
Ben Reagan, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers announce date for 2019 ‘On Deck’ event
Ben Reagan, BCB

Joe Maddon likened noted Cub-killer Lorenzo Cain to old Cubs favorite
NBC Sports Chicago

Brewers get big offseason moves right
Matthew Leach,

Haudricourt: How the Brewers’ rotation defied low expectations
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Minor League Notes

Milwaukee Brewers retain A ball affiliate Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in Appleton through 2022
Ben Reagan, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers name Corey Ray, Zack Brown as minor league player and pitcher of the year
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Poll: Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year
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