The Brewers enjoyed a day off yesterday, but their magic number still went down, courtesy of the Mets. It is now 2.
Tonight, the Brewers start a 3-game series against the Marlins, and the Cardinals take on the Cubs. If the Brewers win and the Cardinals lose, the division is clinched.
Brewers 9, Mets 2.
Cubs 1, Padres 0.
The Brewers’ magic number is 1. The next Brewer win or Cub loss guarantees the Brewers a better record than the Cubs.
Milwaukee wraps up the season with three games against Cincinnati. The Reds have already clinched a division title, so they’re resting their starters. That improves Milwaukee’s chances.
Both teams have 3 games remaining.
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Brewers 8, Mets 7 (game 1 of doubleheader)
Brewers 3, Mets, 1 (game 2)
Padres 3, Cubs 0.
The Brewers’ magic number is 2. 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. The Brewers could clinch tonight if everything goes their way.
Both teams have 4 games remaining.
Baseball season might be less than a week old. But after three games, the Brewers are in first place. Their magic number to win the division stands at a mere 159.
You heard it here first: the Brewers are on pace to be the NL Central champions.
Maybe today’s signing of Yovani Gallardo to a five-year extension will help the cause. The team remains in talks with Prince Fielder to keep him out of pinstripes, which could happen as soon as this season if the team falls out of contention.
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