David Stearns probably owes The Pfister Hotel a “thank you.”
The St. Louis Cardinals made the corner of Wisconsin and Jefferson in downtown Milwaukee their home for a week in late July.
That after several members of their organization tested positive for COVID-19. A 3-game series against the Brewers at Miller Park was postponed. Uncertainty arose about Major League Baseball’s ability to complete its truncated 2020 season.
Here we are eight weeks later.
That week at The Pfister could be the difference in whether or not the Brewers make the postseason for the third consecutive year. The Cardinals were able to quarantine and recover. Those postponed games will be made up this weekend in St. Louis as both teams try to secure playoff berths.
“From the moment that series in Milwaukee was cancelled back at the beginning of our season against St. Louis, I think everybody knew that our season was going to come down to five games in St. Louis at the end of the year,” Stearns told Wisconsin’s Morning News on WTMJ. “Low and behold, here we are.”
The Brewers enter the weekend trailing the Cardinals and Reds by a single game for the final guaranteed playoff spot out of the NL Central division. They also sit half a game back of the 2nd and final NL Wild Card spot. In short, the still control their own destiny heading into the final regular season series of 2020.
“Our guys understand what’s on the line this weekend…if we go out and have a good weekend here, a good five game series, it should break our way.”
You can hear each and every Brewers game down the stretch on 620 WTMJ.