The Brewers’ magic number is 27. How do you get to 27?
Here’s the short answer: Take the number of games yet to be played, add one, then subtract the number of games ahead in the loss column of the standings of the closest opponent.
The Brewers’ record is 76-52. The Brewers have 34 games left. Using the formula, you add one. Now we have 35.
Now, subtract 35 from the number of games the Brewers are ahead in the loss column. As of Monday morning, that would be eight.
Which brings us to the magic number of 27.
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