As one of my friends has stated: “It’s just too hard to watch the Brewers these days.” Yes, it has been hard to watch the Brewers as they have fallen out of first place in the National League Central. Just think, it’s possible that the Brewers will have been in first place in their division for almost five months of the season yet they might not make the playoffs.
At the end of the day on August 20 the Brewers were 71-56 and held a 1.5 game lead over the Cardinals. Since then, the Brewers have gone 3-13, the worst record in the majors since that day. Since August 26 the Brewers have gone 1-10, again the worst record in baseball. In September, Milwaukee is 1-6, tied with the Texas Rangers for the worst record in the majors. Anyway you look at it, this has not been a good couple of week for the Brew Crew.
One of the interesting things about this collapse is that if you look at the Brewers September record under Ron Roenicke prior to the start of this season, the Brewers have played very well in the last month. During Roenicke’s first three years the Brewers were 50-33 after August 31, a .602 winning percentage. In fact, if you go back five seasons, the Brewers have played .500 or better in each of those five last months of the season, compiling an 81-64 record. There was reason for hope that the Brewers would play well in the last month of 2014. Of course, there are still 19 games remaining in the season and the Brewers can turn things around.