The Milwaukee Brewers have entered a brutal stretch of their schedule where they had to go out west to play the Rockies, Giants, and Dodgers, and then come home to host the Cardinals (for two) and Nationals (for four). It’s the kind of 15-game stretch where you’d feel pretty OK about going 7-8.
The Brewers went 9-6. The only series they lost was the one against the Giants. Baseball.
I will give the credit where it is due: well done. The Brewers still lost a game and a half to the Cubs during that stretch, but it could have been a whole lot worse. It could have ended their season. But they’re still right there, 3.5 games behind the Cubs, and, after another Rockies loss yesterday, just 0.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot.
Now the Brewers get a series against the Reds, kicking off this afternoon. The Cubs would do well to take the series they start today in Pittsburgh.
The Cardinals also won yesterday, pulling to within 3.0 games of the second Wild Card spot (and 6.0 games of the Cubs). They head out west today to play the Padres.