The Milwaukee Brewers are hot right now! They've won eight games in a row, following getting swept by the Dodgers, the Crew has rattled off sweeps of the first place Rangers, first place Twins, and now the San Diego Padres.
Milwaukee has extended its lead in the NL Central over this streak, and it comes at the perfect time as they look to stay hot against the Chicago Cubs and extend their winning streak, and their lead in the division.
There have been some crazy moments and statlines from this win streak. Let's get into them.
Here are eight wild stats from the Brewers current eight game winning streak.
1. This is the Brewers longest winning streak in two years
The last time the Brewers won eight games in a row was back from June 22 through July 3, 2021, when they won 11 in a row. They haven't won more than six in a row ever since that stretch and now they're up to eight games and hopefully still counting.
2. Also the Brewers longest Home winning streak in two years
The Brewers have now won six games in a row at American Family Field, their longest stretch of victories at home also since 2021. That stretch was from June 25 through July 8th of that year. Since that stretch, the Brewers haven't won more than four games in a row at home until now.
3. The Brewers scored 5 or more runs in an inning in 4 of their last 5 games
It's been the week of the big inning! The Brewers offense has exploded of late and manufacturing runs like we haven't seen them do all season. The major criticism of this team has been not coming through when opportunities are there but they've done that during this streak and they haven't been relying on the home run ball for it either.
4. First time Brewers swept the Padres in Milwaukee since 2003
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the Brewers have swept the San Diego Padres at home. You'd think over that many series they'd luck into at least one three game sweep, but they haven't until now. Of all teams, the very bad 2003 Brewers are not the team anyone would've guessed as a team that did much sweeping.
5. The Brewers are averaging 7.25 runs per game!
It wasn't too long ago the Brewers could barely put up four runs a game, let alone seven runs in one game. Now they're averaging over seven runs per game over an extended stretch here. They're lowest scoring output was five runs during this stretch. The Brewers scored seven runs in a game just once in the month of July after the All Star Break, and they lost that game, too.
6. William Contreras is hitting .385 and has raised his OPS by 33 points
William Contreras has been on fire at the plate during this winning streak. He's 10 for 26 with two doubles, two homers, and nine RBIs. His season OPS has jumped from .781 up to .814.
7. Willy Adames is hitting a whopping .393 and had RBIs in six straight games
The Brewers have beein waiting on Willy Adames to get going offensively pretty much all season. Now, it appears he finally has. It started in Texas, which is when the winning streak began. He had a three hit game followed up by a four hit game against the Rangers. He's 13 for 33 on this streak with three homers. He has 10 RBIs during the win streak, accumulating all of them in the first six games.
8. Their playoff chances are a near certainty now
Prior to this win streak, the Brewers had a 75.9% chance to make the playoffs, per Fangraphs. Now after winning eight in a row, Fangraphs has the Crew's chances to make the playoffs up at 97.7%. They were also given a 3.0% chance to win the World Series. Those odds are now up to 4.5%. Despite winning eight in a row, the Brewers have only extended their division lead by two games, stretching out to a 4 game lead over the Cubs.
Next up for the Brewers is a three game set against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. No matter what happens, the Cubs cannot climb into first place by the end of that series, meaning the Brewers will be in first place going into September. But continuing this winning streak even further against the Cubs could completely bury them in the standings and further cement Milwaukee's place atop the division.