The Brewers lost another game to the Cardinals Wednesday night, and even though they came within one with an early 3 run dinger by catcher Martin Maldonado somehow I felt the game was still over.
It’s too bad, because I am a Brewer fan down to my core, have been one since my dad took me to my first game in 1977, but, there is just something about the Cardinal “machine” that puts a damper on it when the two teams meet.
A friend of mine told me about some statistics that he heard on the radio about the the comparison between the two through the years, so I did some research, and what I found made me sick.
Since 1970 the Brewers have had 27 seasons with a record under .500 and 82 or more losses. In that same 45 year period the Cardinals have had just 11!
SINCE 1970 the Crew has ONLY 7 times notched 90 or more wins in a season and made the post season 4 times. St. Louis on the other hand since ONLY 2000 has notched 90 wins 10 times and reached the Post Season 11 times! (read that again and let it sink in).
So far in the history of the Brewers and Cardinals (including this season, but excluding the playoffs) The “Brewer Nine” have posted 120 wins against 165 losses.
Since I’m completely frustrated at the spell the Cardinals have had over my beloved team, I might as well purge the heart wrenching play-off record between the two teams. The Cardinals are 8-5 in the post season vs the Brewers (1982 – 4 games to 3 in the World Series…and 4 games to 2 in the 2011 NLCS).
Only one more game against St. Louis, tonight…how do YOU think it is going to turn out?