Brewers look to keep pace in the Wild Card

Bill Michaels
September 08, 2019 - 8:43 am
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After a thrilling 3-2 walkoff victory Saturday night, the Brewers find themselves three games back of the Cubs and square in the hunt of a Wild Card race. The Brewers only have 21 games left on the season, and will play their last game against the Cubs today. Can the Brewers close the gap to two games and take care of business the rest of the season?

Christian Yelich Saturday made MLB history, becoming the 10th player in Major League history to post a 40 home run, 30 stolen base season, the first since Ryan Braun completed the feat in 2012. Yelich, the MVP of the National League last year, has somehow posted better numbers than last year, so far beating his home run total by eight over last year, and improving his batting average, on base percentage, slugging and OPS as well.

In today's matchup Adrian Houser (6-5, 3.45 ERA) will take on Jon Lester (12-9 4.19 ERA) for the Cubs.