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I've created a live sheet that will provide you the records the other teams in the division would need to hit in order to tie Milwaukee. GB column uses win column just to ease the automation of it.  For example - If Milwaukee can go 27-26 from here on out, Cincy would need to go 35-19, STL 39-16, etc

https://docs.google.com/spread...XB3gZpRkTgCd/pubhtml

Be assured, there will be a lawsuit filed for that. Count on it.

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So serious question - do the Brewers shoot for the #2 seed?   

#1 seed hosts the winner of the wild card round right?   So more than likely the wild card will be 2 teams from NL West.    If say, the Giants are the #1 seed they would host the winner of the Dodgers/Padres while the Brewers would host the NL East winner.

A path to the WS through only 1 of the NL West teams would be easier than 2 of them.

I normally am all about just win the games and let the standings fall where they may, but hosting the Mets would be better than hosting the winner of Dodgers/Padres.

You shoot for winning the division

You shoot for the highest seed you can get

Once that seed is locked, you rest guys until the playoffs.

In theory the #2 seed would be ideal, but if you were tied for the 1 seed with no shot of being less than 2 seed with like a week to go, I don't think you'd sit guys...

That’s my thinking as well.  Don’t take your foot off the gas because that approach has worked up to this point.

Sometimes the matchups today will look different than they could two months from now and the NL East is totally up for grabs anyway and it might not be the Mets as division winner.

The only team I would want to avoid is the Dodgers but let’s say the LAD beats SD in the wild card round and the Brewers do get the 1 seed.  The divisional series is 5 games v 7 in NLCS.   I would give Milwaukee a punchers chance given their starting pitching and closing pitching.  In a shorter series the Brewers pitching could carry them because the back end rotation guys won’t get many innings.

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Cards at home up 4-2 heading to top of 8th with Braves coming up.

Giovanny Gallegos enters the game for the Cards

  • Ground Out
  • Fly Out
  • 1B
  • HR
  • 2B

Alex Reyes comes in for Cards

  • HBP
  • BB
  • BB (walks in a run)
  • BB (walks in a run)
  • BB (walks in a run)

Jason Miller comes in, finally

  • BB (walks in a run after starting 0-2 with batter then throwing 4 straight balls)
  • Freddie Freeman swings at first pitch and flies out. WUT FREDDIE?


Alex Reyes line tonight: 5 batters, 1 HBP, 4 BB, 21 pitches total, 4 strikes.

Cards go 1-2-3 in bottom of 8th. Heading to the ninth, 8-4 Braves after scoring 6 runs after 2 were out and the final 4 all walked in, in the 8th.

It's always a horse race for me of what team I get more enjoyment seeing lose - the Cards, the Cubs, or the Bears. I mean it's the Bears but some seasons it's close...

@Cheezers posted:

So serious question - do the Brewers shoot for the #2 seed?   

#1 seed hosts the winner of the wild card round right?   So more than likely the wild card will be 2 teams from NL West.    If say, the Giants are the #1 seed they would host the winner of the Dodgers/Padres while the Brewers would host the NL East winner.

A path to the WS through only 1 of the NL West teams would be easier than 2 of them.

I normally am all about just win the games and let the standings fall where they may, but hosting the Mets would be better than hosting the winner of Dodgers/Padres.

Never play to lose! All gas, No brakes! Settle for the MLB World Series Championship, nothing less! Let those other teams fall where they will. We will need to beat 2 solid teams, at some point, anyway. Might as well get it done with the Brewers at the #1 seed.

Nice DH sweep yesterday!  Cubs have become like the Pirates - these are games that the Brewers need to win.

And yeah since I posted my thoughts about #1 vs #2 seed things are definitely different!   I agree to just win baby.  Mets are no longer in 1st (or 2nd) in the East, and the Reds are closing in on the Padres for the #2 wild card spot.