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Considering where they stood four weeks ago, the Milwaukee Brewers making the playoffs would be a historic achievement.
So would a win Friday night.
The surging Brewers have a chance to match a 33-year-old franchise record for their longest home winning streak as they face the sliding New York Mets.
Milwaukee's only losses in its last 19 games at Miller Park came to Philadelphia on Aug. 18 and 19. After that pair of defeats, the Brewers were 12 games under .500 and 12 1/2 back of the NL's second wild-card spot.
"I felt like we had dug a hole pretty deep that we weren't going to be able to get out of," first baseman Travis Ishikawa said Wednesday.
Instead, Ishikawa's club has gone on an 18-5 tear to get in the thick of the playoff race. That run includes victories in all nine home games, one shy of the club record set July 8-29, 1979.
"It's pretty exciting in here right now, for all of us," Yovani Gallardo said after pitching Milwaukee to...
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Hi. The Brewers are one game over .500 for the first time in the history of baseball (or so it seems) and are suddenly very much in the Wild Card Race. This is happening. So let's talk about betting on them to win the World Series.
Brewers World Series Betting Odds (OddsShark.com)
November 11, 2011: 22/1
March 6, 2012: 28/1
April 22, 2012: 35/1
May 28, 2012: 60/1
July 3, 2012...
MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Brewers' shortstop position was supposed to be cut and dried.
Alex Gonzalez, a 14-year veteran, was signed last offseason to provide the stability the Brewers never found in predecessor Yuniesky Betancourt. He was a plus defender with decent power. And at the very least, he was a short-lived answer to a question that had been bugging the organization...
MILWAUKEE Corey Hart is clearly eager to get back in the Milwaukee Brewers lineup sooner rather than later, given the team's newfound wild-card contention. And with a rupture in his plantar fascia in the arch of his left foot, Hart said he saw "a big improvement" since Wednesday.
On Friday afternoon, the Brewers first baseman took early batting practice and ran on...
MILWAUKEE Nearly twenty minutes after the beat continued to roll on for the Milwaukee Brewers --fresh off a sweep of the NL wildcard-leading Atlanta Braves, in which they allowed just three Braves' runs in three games -- another NL matchup flashed across the TV screens in the Brewers' clubhouse.
It pitted the Dodgers, who are still ahead of Milwaukee, albeit barely, in...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Rickie Weeks blasted a three-run home run and Travis Ishikawa hit a bases-clearing double in Milwaukee's eight-run fifth inning, and the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Wednesday night.
The victory was the Brewers' ninth in a row at Miller Park and 18th in the past 23 games overall. Milwaukee (72-71) climbed above .500 for the first time since it...
With all eyes on a potential spot in the 2012 postseason, the Milwaukee Brewers took a brief glance at 2013 on Wednesday afternoon, releasing their schedule for next season.
The Brewers will open the 2013 season on Monday, April 1 against the Colorado Rockies the beginning of a six-game, seven-day homestand to start the year.
And with plenty of changes in store for the Major League...
The Milwaukee Brewers have announced an extension with their current Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. Under the agreement, the Sounds will continue to serve as the Brewers Triple-A ball club until the end of the 2014 season.
The Brewers, while supportive of the Sound, are hoping that the team's stadium issues are rectified prior to the end of...
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The Brewers are threatening to make it into the wildcard, and their playoff hopes are still alive. The Mets are standing in their way, and a three games series with the Mets will be basically a win or go home scenario. Milwaukee sits just 3 games back of the wildcard spot, after being 12 ½ games back of that same wildcard spot just about a month ago.
MLB odds are favoring the Brewers...