September is an exciting time on the baseball calendar. Between rosters expanding, playoff races heating up, and individual player statistics/records, there is a lot to pay attention to, especially regarding the Brewers.
In this article we are going to look at single season team records from the Milwaukee Brewers that could be broken this year.
It is no secret that the Brewers have one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball. As a whole, this staff excels at striking batters out and keeping runs off the board.
Currently, the Brewers single season record for most amount of strikeouts is 1,497. This was set in 2019 and the 2021 Milwaukee Brewers have 1,365 strikeouts as of September 4th. This is currently the best in MLB and with 25 games remaining they have to average 5.3 strikeouts per game to surpass this total.
As for limiting runs scored, the Brewers have a team ERA of 3.42. The record low is 3.38 and was set in 1971. To correspond with this, the fewest amount of earned runs allowed in a season is 532 and the Brewers have currently given up just 441.
Lastly, this team excels at limiting base hits. They rank second in MLB in fewest hits allowed at 951. The least amount of hits they have given up in a single season is 1,259. With 28 games left, teams would have to average 11 hits allowed per game for them not to break this record.
The ERA record will be tough to break as just one blow up game can significantly raise that metric, as we saw on Friday night against the Cardinals. However, this staff is very deep and if any squad was going to break the record, this year’s team would be the one to do it.
Overall Team Wins + Road Wins
The most team wins during the regular season for the Brewers is 96. This has been achieved twice, in both 2018 and 2011. The Brewers could finish September playing .500 baseball (14-14) and tie this record, but given Craig Counsell’s history in September, 100 wins could be a real possibility.
In winning so many games, this squad has been especially good on the road. They have a 46-23 road record. The 1982 squad went 47-33 on the road, which is the best road record in franchise history. It is inevitable that the Brewers break this record. hey have 11 road games remaining and are likely to win at least two of them to break the record.
Aside from the records, the Crew has their sights set on a playoff run. This should be a fun home stretch to the regular season and hopefully some new team records can be set in the process.