After coming off of a difficult road stretch and the Wild Card race heating up, the Milwaukee Brewers found themselves with some favorable series in front of them that they needed to take care of. It hasn’t been easy, but they’ve managed to succeed. Let’s take a look at how…
The recent stretch of games began at home against the Reds and Pirates, then the Milwaukee Brewers hit the road for games at the Reds and Nationals. These were four series that the Brewers needed to take advantage of, since all of these teams are out of playoff contention.
Unfortunately, there have not been many easy wins for Milwaukee. They’ve had to fight for every win and have put their fans on an emotional roller-coaster ride along the way. But they’ve persevered and have done what they needed to do, win theses series.
How have they done in the last ten games?
Though the Milwaukee Brewers have won seven of their last ten games, this stretch hasn’t come without its ups and downs. At home against the Reds, the Brewers should have gotten the sweep but blew a 4-0 lead in their only loss and the game was capped off with a Scooter Gennett home run.
During the Pirates series, after blowing a ninth inning lead in-game one, the Milwaukee Brewers staged an improbable comeback in the bottom of the 15th inning. The Brewers got a two-out walk from pitcher Jordan Lyles to load the bases and followed that with two straight singles from Eric Kratz and Orlando Arcia to complete the come from behind victory.
Many had hoped this would be the kind of win ignites a winning streak, but the Brewers proceeded to lose 9-to-1 the following day. However, just like in the previous series against the Reds, Milwaukee was able to bounce back and win the final game to take the series.
The most recent series in Cincinnati did not come without its own drama. In game one the Brewers fought back from a six to nothing deficit, only to eventually lose. They followed with an electrifying game, that included a Christian Yelich cycle, and eight lead changes between both teams. Somehow the Brewers were able to win that game in extra innings. In the final game, the Brewers won in extra innings once again, to complete another series win.
How are they winning?
These last three series for the Milwaukee Brewers have definitely had their high and low moments, but when it comes down to the results, they are getting the job done. The standings don’t care about how teams won the game, just whether they won or not.
The Brewers have shown a lot of resiliency. They’ve been down and looked to be out, but they’ve bounced back numerous times. Whether it’s a come from behind win or after a tough loss, they have shown they will fight. And most importantly, they’re winning these series against lesser opponents.
If the Milwaukee Brewers can play .600 ball the rest of the way, it should get them a playoff spot. This doesn’t mean that .600 ball is going to win the division, but should earn them a Wild Card berth. There can be frustration at times and it may not always look pretty, but the Brewers are winning the games that they need to be winning and find themselves in a great position for the final month of the season.