Brewers Scheduled Opponents Could Be Favorable For the Crew
Milwaukee Brewers will be playing baseball at the end of July. That feels good to say. Is it long overdue? Yes, 100 percent. But regardless, baseball is happening. Major League Baseball will work on getting a schedule out in the coming days. It is unknown what the Brewers schedule will look like but we know the teams they will be playing. Those teams are from the National League Central and the American League Central. That plays to Milwaukee’s favor and could mean Brewers are in the playoffs for the third straight year.
This wouldn't be bad for the Brewers, in theory. 10 vs. Cardinals, Cubs, Reds, Pirates
4 vs. Royals, Tigers, Twins, White Sox and Cleveland https://t.co/CDi1VO0AtM
— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) June 24, 2020
Twins are expected to contend in the AL Central. Vegas had them at the start of the season around 90.5 wins with Cleveland and the Chicago White Sox right before them. Indians and White Sox had 86 and 83 projected wins. Where things get easy for Milwaukee is the bottom part of the AL Central schedule. Tigers and Royals are both projected to be bottom feeders this year and if you add in Pittsburgh, things become more beneficial. 30 percent of Milwaukee’s games could be against teams that well under .500.
Does this mean we should deem Milwaukee a contender? Probably not. Other teams within the central divisions are going to benefit too. This will help St. Louis, Chicago, and everyone’s sexy pick Cincinnati. It could hurt Milwaukee trying to get in the playoffs come September due to inflated records. But the Central teams have an advantage over the NL East teams and the NL West. We’ll see if that means there is a chance for three NL Central playoff teams in October.
It feels great to break down baseball like this and not talk about weird hypotheticals.