After struggling to gain any real momentum for most of the 2023 season, the Milwaukee Brewers have finally hit their stride. Winners of seven games straight, the Brewers have been able to hold off the resurgent Cubs and sport a relatively healthy four game lead in the National League Central. There is still a lot of baseball left, but things are definitely looking better than they were in the first half.
A lot has gone into this Brewers surge including Brandon Woodruff finally returning from the IL, but the bigger thing to think about is how Milwaukee can keep this momentum going into the playoffs. There are tighter division races right now (the AL West is going to be a bloodbath down to the final week), but a four game lead isn't a huge cushion to work with. To hold that lead and to have any chance of success in the playoffs, Milwaukee is going to have to have some things continue to break their way.
Here are 4 things the Brewers can't afford to have go wrong the rest of the season
Look, this is a pretty good Brewers team, but hardly a flawless one and that is how this season has played out. They have had to weather having a subpar offense as well as injuries to key players and they have done so successfully so far. Not every single thing on this list carries the same weight and if any team can potentially survive some of these not going to plan, it is probably the Brewers. However, if you are looking for key parts of the roster that will determine how far Milwaukee goes in 2023, then these are the areas you need to circle.
Let's take a look at four things the Brewers can't afford to have go wrong the rest of the 2023 season.