Brewing Trouble: Identifying 5 Things the Milwaukee Brewers Must Improve If a Playoff Run Is in Store
Less than a week ago, the scorching-hot Milwaukee Brewers were coming off a sweep of their interleague rival Minnesota Twins, and had Brewers nation (including myself) clamoring for some well-deserved respect.
Who could blame us?
After ripping through a three-game series against the Twins, the Brewers had comfortably positioned themselves with a three-game lead atop the NL Central—a place where Milwaukee had not been since July of 2009.
Needless to say, a three-game series in the Bronx proved to be a bona fide wake-up call for manager Ron Roenicke's crew. In fact, the New York Yankees outscored Milwaukee 22-4 in their three-game sweep of the Brewers.
Every team hits rough patches within a successful season, but the Brewers cannot afford to become complacent. Here are five things that must be addressed if Milwaukee expects a deep postseason run.
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