How sweet it is!
For the fifth time in franchise history, the Milwaukee Brewers are playing October baseball.
After winning five of their last six, including a sweep over the division rival St. Louis Cardinals, the Brewers are back in the postseason for the first time since 2011, when they beat the Diamondbacks in the NLDS.
Picked by many to finish third in the NL Central at the start of the season, the Brewers defied odds and reached 90 wins for the eighth time in franchise history. This organization has shown its fans that they are in win-now mode—acquiring Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich, and Jhoulys Chacin have proved pivotal to the success of this team—especially Yelich, who appears to be on his way to the NL MVP.
But the fun doesn’t stop at the clinching of a playoff berth. The Brewers sit a half game behind the Cubs for the NL Central and homefield advantage in the NLDS as opposed to a winner-take-all wild card game is massive. The Brewers take on the Tigers at Miller Park to end the season, and the Cubs go toe-to-toe with the wild card-hungry Cardinals.
If the Crew remains in the wild card slot, they would square off against either the Cardinals, Rockies, or Dodgers on Tuesday, October 2nd. If they take the Central, they await the winner of the Wildcard game on Thursday, October 4th.
No matter when they play, though, the Brewers are playoff-bound!