The Milwaukee Brewers certainly haven't done themselves any favors in the past week, dropping six in a row that included two devastating sweeps at the hands of the division rival Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies.
It's been a brutal stretch, to say the least.
After scoring a grand total of four runs in three games against the Reds, Milwaukee turned right around and lost three to the Phillies in about as heartbreaking of fashion as one could imagine.
Immediately following the All-Star break, the Brewers won back-to-back series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, sparking some hope around Milwaukee. Both teams were ahead of the Brewers in the Central Division standings.
However, the two losses suffered against the Pirates and Cardinals came as a result of blown leads from the bullpen.
In all three losses to the Philadelphia Phillies, the bullpen—you guessed it—did the exact same thing.
The final score of each game? 7-6.
While it was perhaps the worst three-game stretch the Brewers have suffered through this season, there are five things we can take away from it moving forward. And I swear it's not all bad.