The Milwaukee Brewers punched a ticket into the playoffs over the weekend, but failed to secure the National League Central division title as they lost on both Saturday and Sunday to the Miami Marlins. In Chicago the Cubs swept a three game series against the Colorado Rockies. Them winning prevented the Brew Crew from clinching the division and left their magic number at one.
Following the Brewers series loss to the Marlins shortstop Willy Adames was asked about the possibility of clinching the National League Central division thanks to a Cubs loss.
“I don’t like celebrating it that way. I would like to win. I don’t like celebrating when you lose. I feel like it’d be a bad vibe. I like to win and then celebrating. I told the guys, ‘It’s not the way you want to do it – but if they pop the champagne, I’m going to get a shower.'”
On Monday there are just four Major League Baseball games being played and one is a makeup. Both Chicago and Milwaukee do not play. This means that the Brewers next opportunity to clinch the division will come on Tuesday, September 26 at home against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Milwaukee Brewers can clinch the National League Central Division at home against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Last week the Brewers took three out of four games against the Cardinals in St. Louis. The only game that the Red Birds won was when Adam Wainwright was on the hill and he notched his 200th save. Now the two teams will play a three game in Milwaukee in which the Brewers will have the opportunity to clinch their third division title in six years.
Tuesday’s projected starters include southpaws Zack Thompson and Wade Miley. Last time out Thompson allowed four earned runs against the Brewers whereas Miley threw six scoreless innings.
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