The Milwaukee Brewers could have clinched a playoff spot with a win in the regular season finale at St. Louis on Sunday. Instead, they took the tough rout, falling to the Cardinals 5-2 and then depending on help. They got the needed help when both Philadelphia and San Francisco both lost, giving the sub-.500 Brewers (29-31) a spot in the National League playoffs.
The Phillies 5-0 setback against Tampa Bay finished ahead of the Brewers. But the Giants were giving the San Diego Padres a run for their money and the Brewers were watching in the clubhouse after their loss, as San Diego pulled out a 5-4 win.
The Brewers are the No. 8 seed in the National League and will face the top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers (43-17) in a best-of-three series starting Wednesday night.
The Brewers are in and they’re not apologizing.
“We got ourselves a shot,” Manager Craig Counsell said. “You’ve got to beat a really good team twice. It’s the best team [Read more…]