MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Brewers have been on a truly remarkable run in the past month, winning 15 of 20 in September and proving to the rest of baseball that they truly haven't taken a step back since last year's NLCS loss to the Cardinals.
But will they make the playoffs?
That's certainly the question on every scoreboard-watching fan's mind, as the Brewers' playoff hopes rely not only on their ability to beat two of the best teams in baseball on the road in back-to-back series, but also on the Houston Astros -- baseball's worst team.
The Astros will do their best to help the Brewers' playoff chances this week, but the truth is that the math isn't necessarily in Milwaukee's favor right now. With 10 games remaining in the season, the Brewers are still 2.5 games behind their NL Central rivals.
That means, since the Cardinals only have nine games in that span, that a 5-4 finish for St. Louis would need to be countered with an 8-2 finish for the Brewers. In order for that situation...