Reds 4, Brewers 3.
Giants 1, Cubs 0.
The Brewers’ magic number is now 12. Any combination of Brewer wins and Cub losses adding up to that number will ensure that the Brewers end the season with a better record than the Cubs.
Both teams have 12 games remaining.
The Brewers were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs with last night’s 9-2 loss to the Giants. I’ve long gotten used to my beloved Brew Crew missing the playoffs. That’s why this despairing fan has set up secondary goals, such as beating the arch-rival Chicago Cubs.
Fortunately, this goal is still doable. The Brewers are 69-79 entering tonight’s game. The Cubs stand at 68-81. That puts the Brewers’ magic number at 13. Any combination of Brewer wins and Cub losses adding up to 13 will ensure that the Brewers end the season with a better record than the Cubs.
This blog will be keeping tabs, and hoping for the best.