An unexpected and spirited run of relevance to the season’s final days came crashing to an end for the Brewers on Saturday, when they squandered a six-run lead and fell out of postseason contention with a 7-6 loss to the Cardinals.
The Brewers came within one day of playing a meaningful baseball game in October. But after a Cardinals comeback Saturday afternoon ended the Brewers’ postseason hopes on the final day of September, only professional pride will be on the line when the teams meet one more time on Sunday at Busch Stadium.
It is proving a painful finish for Brewers first baseman Eric Thames, who fouled another pitch off his already bruised right foot in the eighth inning of Saturday’s 7-6 loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium and was forced to leave the game.
This was widely billed as a “rebuilding year” for the Brewers, and few, if any, gave them a chance to finish at .500 or better, let alone make a postseason run that would endure until the final week of the regular season.
While the focus was on a victory over the Reds that extended a late-season push for the postseason, the Brewers quietly broke their own dubious Major League record for strikeouts in a season Thursday, marking the second straight year they surpassed the all-time mark.
Two months after Junior Guerra last started a Major League game, the Brewers are clinging to life in the National League Wild Card race and on Saturday will hand the baseball to Guerra in a must-win situation. They are two games behind the Rockies with two to play, and will send Guerra against Luke Weaver […]
There is no longer any margin for error, but there is still hope for the Brewers, who ensured themselves of another day in the National League Wild Card race with a 5-3 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Friday.
Eric Thames was sidelined for Thursday’s regular-season home finale — a 4-3 win over the Reds — with a bruised and battered right foot, joining catcher Manny Pina on the injury report and forcing the Brewers to play a critical game in the National League Wild Card race without one of their most potentially impactful […]
It’s desperation time for the Brewers and Cardinals, who can scarcely afford any losses as they meet for the final series of the regular season at Busch Stadium.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell has been part of enough playoff pushes to understand his team’s long odds, but he nonetheless gave simple instructions as players prepared for their final road trip of the regular season.
You can close the books on the Brewers’ regularly scheduled 2017 home slate, but don’t shutter Miller Park for winter just yet.