The Milwaukee Brewers are heading to the postseason yet again in 2023 thanks to a strong second half performance. At the trade deadline, the NL Central division race was looking like a pillow fight to the death, but the Brewers' offense picked up the pace and the pitching staff did their thing in route to a NL Central title by a comfortable margin.
The Brewers playoff position is locked in as the third seed, so here is a look at what their upcoming playoff schedule looks like and who they could face in the 2023 postseason.
National League Wild Card Series Schedule
Unfortunately, the Brewers won't get a bye despite winning their division as they are the division winner with the worst winning percentage in the NL this season. So, they must play in the wild card round against the sixth. Notably, teams that did have byes last year struggled a bit to stay fresh and that could have been a factor in some of the upsets we saw in 2022. Hopefully that holds true and the Brewers can advance and be loose heading into the NLDS.
Game One - Home Game - Tuesday, October 3rd - Time: 7:08 PM EST, TV: ESPN2
Game Two - Home Game - Wednesday, October 4th - Time: 7:08 PM EST, TV: ESPN2
Game Three (if necessary) Home Game - Thursday, October 5th - Time: 7:08 PM EST, TV: ESPN2
As for who the Brewers are facing in the first round of the playoffs, it will be the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks have slumped over the past week, losing their final four games of the regular season, dropping from the 2nd Wild Card slot to the 3rd. During the regular season, the Diamondbacks won the season series vs. Milwaukee four games to two.
Brewers Projected Playoff Rotation
While we won't know for sure who the Brewers will be carrying on their playoff roster for a bit, it is safe to assume that Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff will be starting games 1 and 2. Milwaukee does have to keep in mind that they have to plan for the NLDS as well with their pitching plans, there is no shot that the Brewers play a win or go home series without those guys starting. If this series does go to three games, you can all but write Freddy Peralta's name in ink as the game three starter as he is the best option by a mile.