I haven’t paid much attention to baseball in the last month or so, because that’s what happens when you’re a Cubs fan.
However, I have watched enough games this season to realize the Milwaukee Brewers ascension up the standings came out of nowhere. Suddenly a team that was just a notch better than the Astros and Cubs in July is in the midst of the wild-card race. Considering that the Brewers all but raised the white flag when they traded pitcher Zack Greinke to the Angels before the deadline, the run is all the more impressive.
Since I have no idea how Milwaukee is doing this, I looked up the team stats. Certainly there had to be a factor outside of Ryan Braun putting up MVP-type numbers in a presumably steroid-free fashion. After all, there’s no Prince Fielder anymore. Somebody, maybe a pitcher, surely must be on some insane tear.
Alas, the stats just left me more confused.
Nearly two months after his last game in a Brewer uniform, Zack Greinke is still second on the team with nin...