September 1, 2014

Brewers playoff chase is over

The Milwaukee Brewers had won 24 of 30 games to get themselves right in the

Ron Roenicke

thick of the National League Wildcard race before dropping 6 of their last 9 and seeing their post-season hopes come to an end. 

The Brewers were officially eliminated with Sunday’s 7-0 loss to the Houston Astros at Miller Park. 

AUDIO: Jonathan Lucroy says the odds were long, but they gave it a run :20

Even had the Brewers won yesterday, they still would have been eliminated with the Cardinals 10-4 win over Washington on Sunday.

The Brewers were 54-66 back on August 20th, 12 1/2 games out of the wild-card race.  They beat the Cubs that night and went on a 24-6 run. 

The closest they got was within 1 1/2 games of the Cardinals for the second National League wildcard spot. 

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke is asked if the Brewers ran out of gas :22

The Brewers will close out their season with 3-home games against the San Diego Padres starting tonight.