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What We Learned: Postseason bound and going for more

The Brewers are headed to the postseason, but are still looking for more in the last series of the regular season. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Milwaukee Brewers v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Wednesday’s Game: Brewers 2, Cardinals 1

Upcoming Games
Friday: Brewers vs. Tigers | 7:10 pm
Saturday: Brewers vs. Tigers | 6:10 pm
Sunday: Brewers vs. Tigers | 2:10 pm

Magic Numbers
Playoff Spot: CLINCHED
NL Central: 5

Elimination Numbers
NL Central: 3

Postseason Clinching

After seven-year drought, the Milwaukee Brewers have punched their ticket to the postseason
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Bob Uecker, reporters get a beer shower during Brewers celebration
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers drank Miller Lite from Budweiser containers in Busch Stadium locker room party
Jay Sorgi, WTMJ

Bathe in the many videos of the Brewers celebrating after clinching their first playoff spot since 2011
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

NL Central Pursuit

Brewers turn attention to NL Central crown
Adam McCalvy,

MVP Talk

The case for Orlando Arcia for National League MVP
Uncle Father Oscar, BCB FanPost

MVPs II: The Race without WAR
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Yelich’s brother discharged, will see him play
Jon Paul Morosi,

Milwaukee ... LET’S GOOOOOOOOOO!
Christian Yelich, Players Tribune

Christian Yelich Has the Brewers Soaring and Makes a Case for M.V.P.
Tyler Kepner, New York Times

National writers begin offering MLB awards predictions, and not everyone pegs Christian Yelich as NL MVP
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Christian Yelich Isn’t Even Trying To Hit Home Runs
Travis Sawchik, FiveThirtyEight

Playoff Discussion

Building a roster for the National League Divisional Series
Ben Reagan, BCB

Poll: Looking ahead to the MLB Playoffs

The Brewers Playoff Secret Weapon
Sean Roberts, BP Milwaukee

Lorenzo Cain says playoff experience with Royals will help him and the Brewers
Pete Grathoff, Kansas City Star

Other News and Notes

Series Preview: Detroit Tigers @ Milwaukee Brewers
Jaymes L, BCB

For Brewers, Corey Knebel’s comeback has been key down the stretch
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers among teams scouting Yusei Kikuchi of the Seibu Lions
Ben Reagan, BCB

The Top 10 Brewers Moments of 2018
Adam McCalvy,

Corey Knebel has been almost impossible to hit in September
Patrick Brennan, Beyond the Box Score

My ‘82 Brewers reunion
Andy Tarnoff,

Minor League Notes

Baseball America names two Milwaukee Brewers prospects to the PCL top 20
Brad Ford, BCB

Baseball America names two Milwaukee Brewers prospects to Southern League top 20
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