The Milwaukee Brewers (95-66) lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers (105-56) at Dodger Stadium by a final of 8-3.
The Brewers will need to win the regular season finale tomorrow to tie the franchise record for wins (96) in a regular season set by the 2011 and 2018 teams.
The Brewers have been using pitchers in brief stints to get a little bit of work in, while also getting some rest, because these games don’t matter for the club this weekend in terms of playoffs.
I fully support what they’re doing because there’s zero reason to bring potential injuries in the mix at this point of the season.
Corbin Burnes was given the option to make a brief start tonight (he went 2 innings) or call it a regular season and rest up for the NLDS. He thought it would be beneficial to “touch the mound” for a couple of innings tonight.
Manager Craig Counsell might not be the most popular man in San Francisco and shouldn’t expect any free meals there any time soon, but who really cares. He’s doing what’s best for the Milwaukee Brewers, the only team he should be worrying about and not trying to appease the Giants fans.
“That’s our job. We are trying to win the games but we have to prioritize the things that are going to help us win starting next Friday,” Counsell said postgame.
The Brewers and Dodgers will play the regular season finale tomorrow at Dodger Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 PM (Central Time).