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What We Learned: Moving closer to the playoffs

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The magic number for the playoffs is down to 3. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s Game: Brewers 6, Cardinals 4
Today’s Game: Brewers @ Cardinals | 7:15 pm

Magic Numbers
Playoff Spot: 3
NL Central: 8

Elimination Numbers
NL Central: 5


Brewers News and Notes

Six National League teams could end up with 92 wins!
Ben Reagan, BCB

Christian Yelich named NL Player of the Week for a third time
Jaymes L, BCB

Jeremy Jeffress day-to-day with neck spasms
Brad Ford, BCB

A Brief History of the Milwaukee Brewers’ Postseason Appearances
Kyle Lobner, Shepherd Express

Coffey going for his degree thanks to B.A.T.
Mark Sheldon, Brewers.com

Who is Brewers’ all-time single-season ace?
Will Leitch, Brewers.com

Twitter fans enjoy Craig Counsell’s decision to use Monday ‘starting’ pitcher Dan Jennings for just one batter
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

2018 Timber Rattlers by the Numbers (Part 4)
Christopher J Mehring, Rattler Radio

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