Meaningful baseball in late September has become the norm in southeast Wisconsin.
Even with a loss to the Reds on Monday night, the Milwaukee Brewers remain within a game of a National League playoff spot with seven games to play. Buoying their chances even more, all seven of those games are against the two teams immediately head of the Brewers in the standings: the Reds and the Cardinals. In short, the Brewers still control their own destiny.
Manager Craig Counsell is fully aware of the position his team is in.
“There’s a lot of baseball left to play, really. It doesn’t feel like it, but there is,” Counsell told Wisconsin’s Morning News on WTMJ. “The season is not at the point where it’s decided by one game. We’re not in a loser-go-home or winner-advance situation right now. It’s a week of baseball left. They’re emotional games, and you gotta prepare for that.”
Counsell also addressed the uncertain baseball future of Ryan Braun.
“I think Ryan is undecided right now…maybe not undecided, but he doesn’t feel like he has to make a decision at this point, and I think that’s the right way to approach it.” Counsell said. “He’s been a great Brewer for his entire career…he’s earned [the chance to say goodbye on Sunday], and he’s also earned the time to make a decision.”
The Brewers continue their playoff push against the Reds on Tuesday night. You can hear the game on WTMJ.