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What We Learned: Critical division series before the trade deadline

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It’s a series that could decide what the Brewers do before the deadline this weekend at Miller Park.

Cincinnati Reds v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Yesterday’s Results

The Brewers had the day off.


This Weekend’s Games

Brewers vs. Cubs

  • Friday: Kyle Hendricks vs. Gio Gonzalez | 7:10 pm
  • Saturday: Jon Lester vs. Chase Anderson | 6:10 pm
  • Sunday: Jose Quintana vs. Zach Davies | 1:10 pm

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

Coverage from BCB


Around the Web

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Brewers series preview
Al Yellon, Bleed Cubbie Blue

For a perspective from the other site of the Brewers-Cubs series, here’s the SB Nation site for the Cubs.

Rosenthal: Mets’ tough choice between Wheeler, Syndergaard; Brewers weigh deadline options; Royals hurlers in play?
Ken Rosenthal, The Athletic ($)

With the deadline just a few days away, the Brewers have to make some decisions on how they will approach the deadline soon.

Reds’ Yasiel Puig shaves mustache during series finale against Milwaukee Brewers
Dave Clark, Cincinnati Enquirer

Baseball players can have some unusual rituals. One of those was on display on Wednesday, when Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig shaved off his mustache between innings.