Although the Milwaukee Brewers slumped a bit to start September, they seem to have found their groove again, and their magic number to clinch the NL Central is down to three.
The starting pitching is once again getting deep into games, lightening the load on the bullpen. The offense also seems to have broken out of their month-long slump in which scoring even four runs a game seemed like an impossibility.
Everyone knows the Philadelphia Phillies are the premiere team in the league, perhaps in all of baseball, and if the Brewers have any hope of reaching their first World Series since 1982, they'll very likely have to get through Philly to do so. Here is a position-by-position breakdown of how the Brewers match up with the NL East champions.