The Brewers will enter the month of September anywhere from 2.5 to 4.5 games behind the Cubs in the N.L. Central pennant race and anywhere from 2.5 to 3.5 games behind the Colorado Rockies for the last Wild Card spot. How they play this final month will determine whether or not they are one of the five N.L. teams in the post-season.
So how have the Brewers played in previous Septembers? Here are six stats you may not know about the Brewers in September (for the sake of this article, September and October regular season games are included together).
- The Brewers best September was in 1992 when they went 22-9 (.710 winning percentage). The 22 wins and .710 winning percentage are both team records for September.
- The Brew Crew won 20 or more games in September four times… in ’92, as mentioned above, and they won 21 in 1987 and 1991, and had 20 victories in September in 2012.
- Milwaukee was over .500 in September in only 20 of their 47 seasons in franchise history.
- The fewest wins in September was seven in 1995; the teams ended that month 7-21 (a .250 winning percentage). That .250 percentage, however, is not the lowest September winning percentage in team history… the Brewers went 8-26 in 1976, a .235 winning percentage.
- The Brewers were 16-13 (.552) in September last season, but the previous two seasons (2014 and 2015) were not as kind to the team. They were 13-19 in September 2015 and only 9-17 in September 2014. That’s a 38-49 record (.437) in September games over the past three campaigns.
- The Brewers have had six seasons where they were .600 or better in September. In five of those six seasons, the pitching staff’s ERA was under 3.50 that month. Of the 15 seasons where the Brewers’ pitching staff ERA was under 3.50 in September, the team played above .500 in the month in 10 of those 15 seasons.