The Milwaukee Brewers currently have a record of 72-47. As a franchise, the Brewers record for wins in a regular season is 96. The 2011 Brewers initially set this record and it was accomplished again in 2018. It did take the 2018 team 163 regular season games to get 96 wins. This year, the Brewers are set up nicely to chase the franchise record for wins in a single season!
For the 2021 Brewers, it has been an all hands on deck approach. The team was plagued by injuries early on in the season, but found ways to win. Recently, many Brewer players were placed on the COVID IL as well. Thankfully, the team is now getting healthier by the day.
This year, Craig Counsell has relied heavily upon his pitching staff to carry the team. Corbin Burnes has put together historical performances and is expected to be a Cy Young Candidate. Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta are also expected to be in the mix for the Cy Young award.
From an offensive standpoint, the Brewers have seen a big boost from a few mid season acquisitions. Willy Adames, who was acquired in May, has been clutch. Rowdy Tellez is finding success at the plate and Eduardo Escobar has been solid so far. Avisail Garcia and Kolton Wong have also contributed on offense. Garcia has been steady all year while Wong has been excellent in the leadoff spot.
Right now, the Brewers have a very comfortable lead in the division. The Brewers have 43 games left to play. If they were to play just above .500 baseball the remainder of the season (22-21), they would finish with 94 wins. Again, the team’s franchise record for wins is 96!
Of the Brewers remaining 43 games, 29 are against teams currently above .500. The Brewers will play 20 more games against National League Central opponents with 13 of them being against the St. Louis Cardinals. They do end the season on a tough six game road trip with games against both the Cardinals and Dodgers.
The Brewers end of the season schedule does appear to be a bit tougher. Thankfully, the Brewers took care of business earlier in the season and accumulated wins. At this time, the team has set themselves up nicely. I do think they have what it takes to potentially eclipse that 96 win mark.
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