If the Brewers were to defy the odds and take that last playoff spot they wouldn’t need to win every game, but it sure feels that way. With so many teams still in the running it is ultra-important to get those W’s. Instead of leapfrogging the Pirates, with this loss (and an assumed Philly win over the Astros) they actually fall down another spot as Philly moves 1/2 game ahead of them. If the Cardinals hold on for the win (they are up 4-3 early), the Brewers will fall 4 1/2 games back from the Cards. The Pirates and Phillies will be 1/2 game up on them and the Dodgers will be 2 1/2 games ahead.