Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Brewers have real playoff shot — and 2 underrated hitters are a big reason

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If you look around at the NL playoff contenders, nearly every lineup features a handful of high-profile, highly paid and highly decorated sluggers. Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman in LA. Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado in St. Louis. Manny Machado and Juan Soto in San Diego. Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor in New York. Ronald Acuña Jr. and Austin Riley in Atlanta. Even the Phillies, who are competing for the final NL Wild Card spot, have multiple household names with ample accolades and awards in Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto and Kyle Schwarber.

And then there are the Brewers. Yet with six days to go, Milwaukee sits just half a game back from the Phillies for the final NL Wild Card spot. 

A few years ago, the Brewers had a superstar player of their own when Christian Yelich was at the peak of his powers. With Yelich looking more good than great in recent seasons, other Brewers hitters have needed to step up and provide the lineup with some legitimate thump to compensate. This year, it’s been shortstop Willy Adames and first baseman Rowdy Tellez.

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