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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Playoff Hopes Starting to Come into Focus

The Brewers still have 39 regular season games left, but after winning 18 of their last 20 games and opening a seven game lead in the NL Central, murmurings of the Crew making the playoffs are growing. Granted, of those 39 games they play the Cardinals six times. If the Cardinals sweep both series they would reduce the seven game lead to one. That's highly unlikely, considering how the Brewers have played as of late, along with this season's record between the two, but it's still possible. Indeed, there are still too many games left in the season for me to feel comfortable expecting the Brew Crew to make the postseason, but I'd be lying if I said I hadn't started thinking about the distinct possibility, even probability, that they win the division.

The last three weeks could very well be the deciding factor in who makes the playoffs in the NL Central. The Brewers have the talent to continue their success (though a 90% win ratio probably won't continue), and there's no reason to expect they won't be able to hold their division lead. For now, though, the best course of action seems to be to sit tight, not get ahead of ourselves, and enjoy the incredible run the Crew has been on for as long as it lasts. The Brewers have played some extremely strong baseball lately, with pitching, batting, and even defense all shining at one point or another. I've enjoyed every bit of it and I can't wait to see how the rest of the season (and postseason?) plays out. Go Brewers.

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