Why Brewers’ Interleague Record Shouldn’t Concern You
Milwaukee Brewers struggled again with an AL Central opponent. They dropped two games to the Detroit Tigers during the week losing two straight games where the offense was nonexistent. Milwaukee scored a total of one run. Call it a hangover from an awesome weekend, but Milwaukee scuffled again versus an AL Central. This year, they’re 8-12 against the American League Central. If you take away the dominating sweep against the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee is 5-12 against their American League counterparts. Does that mean anything for the World Series?
I know what you’re saying, ‘Charlie, we have a long way to go.’ We do, but this is a trend worth exploring if the Brewers do in fact get there. Baseball is a weird spot with weird nuances, so, maybe that’s what this is versus a fullscale trend. It also could be that the Brewers don’t put a ton of energy in these games. Here’s why this is not really too concerning to me.
In the one series that mattered against the Chicago White Sox, who could be a World Series matchup, Milwaukee went 2-1 that weekend. As mentioned, the Indians are the second-best team in that division, and Milwaukee completely shitpumped them all weekend. The Minnesota record is also an outlier too. Milwaukee played them at the beginning of the season when they dropped the first two of three. Sure, they lost to them again two of three in late August, but that was coming off a huge series against Cincinnati.
If the Brewers are lucky enough to get to the finish line in the National League, their issues against the American League shouldn’t translate no matter the opponent. Whether it’s Tampa Bay, Houston, Chicago, or one of the AL Wild Card teams, it is a brand new ballgame in the World Series. This is not a big deal. Just a bad series against a promising Detroit squad.