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What We Learned: Brewers go from Wild Card tie to commanding lead

A weekend sweep of the Pirates and a Cubs losing streak has put the Brewers in a commanding position for a playoff spot.

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Pittsburgh Pirates v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

This Weekend’s Results

Friday: Brewers 10, Pirates 1

Saturday: Brewers 10, Pirates 1

Sunday: Brewers 4, Pirates 3

Today’s Game

The Brewers have the day off.

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 Recent Upcoming
Team W L GB Recent Upcoming
Nationals 90 69 +1.0 9/26: Nationals 6, Phillies 3 9/27-9/29: vs. Indians
Brewers 89 70 - 9/26: Brewers 5, Reds 3 9/27-9/29: @ Rockies

Coverage from BCB

Around the Web

The Brewers Have Defied The Odds
Tony Wolfe, FanGraphs

Despite the numbers saying a run like this shouldn’t have happened, the Brewers have beaten those numbers and made their current run.

Yasmani Grandal has been great for the Brewers
Luis Torres, Beyond the Box Score

On a one-year deal to prove his value, Yasmani Grandal has been invaluable to the Brewers, and has stepped up further following Christian Yelich’s injury.

Brewers inching closer to the playoffs — even without the reigning NL MVP
Robert Murray, The Athletic ($)

The team has been following the playoff race every day, and they’re as excited as they keep getting closer and closer to the playoffs.

Owner Mark Attanasio commends Brewers for pulling together after loss of Christian Yelich
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

When Christian Yelich injured his knee, Mark Attanasio flew down to bring Yelich back to Milwaukee and met with a team dealing with the shock of it. A few weeks later, the team is thriving and Attanasio is proud of how the team responded.

Did we just experience the best weekend in Wisconsin sports history?
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This was one of the better weekends in Wisconsin sports history with the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers all picking up major wins. It might rank as one of the best weekends in the state’s sports history.