Wednesday night: Cubs help out by losing...but Crew does, too.
Brewers nation cheered upon hearing that the Marlins dumped the Cubs. But the bullpen collapsed again in the season finale against the Cardinals, bringing the elimination number/magic number down to 3, as the Brewers remain 2 games back.
Last series of the year--4 against the Padres, whose playoff hopes are 1 back in the NL West race, but 1 up in the Wild Card race.
The Cubs still control their own fate--if the Cubs win just 3 of their remaining 4 games, they take the division, regardless of how the Brewers do. The Cubs need to lose at least 2 of their remaining 4 games--and the Brewers to win all 4 remaining games--for the Brewers to get into the post-season. Rookie Yovani Gallardo sees Jack Cassell (1-1, 4.00) tonight...and the Brewers will know how the Cubs did before the first pitch, as the Cubs finish up with the Marlins in an afternoon game in Miami.