The Brewers are officially on wild Card or Bust time for Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee Brewers.
Their bid to repeat as NL Central champions was snuffed out by a 6-2 loss Tuesday night by the St. Louis Cardinals, which capped off a second-half run that perfectly coincided with a two-month slump of an Brewers team who was leading in the league by just four at close of July.
“We were just not performing enough throughout the season to merit being crowned the league champion,” Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich declared. “You receive what you deserve in sports , but we, for no apparent reason, couldn’t achieve it.”
The Brewers hope to make the playoffs for a record-setting franchise fifth consecutive season they are not dead.
Despite losing even though they lost, the Brewers did not lose ground within their Wild Card hunt thanks to the Chicago Cubs, whose 2-1 victory against their fellow Phillies in Wrigley Field allowed Milwaukee to remain just 1 1/2 games behind of Philadelphia to secure that third spot in the playoffs, with only eight games left, and the majority of which are at home.
“It helps to lose,” Counsell said. “It places us in the exact situation for tomorrow.”
Here’s how the rest the NL Wild Card contenders fared on Tuesday night:
After blowing a lead of 3-2 in the ninth inning San Diego got the winning run in the 10th with the bases-load walk of Craig Kimbrel and now holds a lead of 2 1/2 games over the Phillies to secure their second NL Wild Card spot.