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What We Learned: Weekend afternoons in Chicago

It’s a weekend of games against the Cubs as the push for a playoff spot continues.

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MLB: Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s Results

The Brewers have the day off.

Today’s Game

Brewers @ Cubs

  • Friday: Chase Anderson vs. Jose Quintana | 1:20 pm
  • Saturday: Zach Davies vs. Cole Hamels | 1:20 pm
  • Sunday: Gio Gonzalez vs. Yu Darvish | 1:20 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

5 NL Central predictions for September
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Could Ryan Braun head back to first base? With the outfield having plenty of options, it could give the Brewers some additional positional flexibility.

These clubs have toughest remaining schedules
Matt Kelly,

The Brewers’ remaining opponents have a .500 combined winning percentage, but it is good for a tie for the fourth toughest schedule in the majors.

These are the 10 biggest pennant race X-factors
Anthony Castrovince,

As the Brewers enter September, will the bullpen come into play again? It’s one of the questions going into the final month of the season.

‘He was the right guy; he just was.’ Prince Fielder’s ‘bowling ball’ walk-off celebration is about to turn 10 years old
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ten years ago, in a late-season important game against the Giants, the Brewers coordinated a walk-off celebration that was one that would not be forgotten.

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

For a look at the upcoming Cubs series, here’s a look from the Cubs SB Nation site.