Cardinals have the 4th-toughest schedule remaining; Brewers is 9th-easiest

The Brewers are charging and with a soft schedule might just surprise all of us even without their MVP Christian Yelich.

Sports Open Line
September 12, 2019 - 8:20 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Both the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are bruised, battered and should be limping to the finish line, while the St. Louis Cardinals have their key stars healthy and in position to return to the postseason for the first time since 2015. But not so fast says their remaining schedules. 

The Brewers, who just won six in a row to charge back into a tie with the Cubs for second in the NL Central, have the easiest schedule remaining with 18 games to go. And it's a lot easier. 

According to Power Rankings Guru, the Brewers have the 22nd-toughest schedule from this point on, the Cubs have the 15th-toughest and St. Louis has the 4th-toughest in all of Major League Baseball.

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Milwaukee will play the Padres, Pirates, Reds and Rockies in its final 18 games – they are four of the five worst teams in the NL by record this season. 

The Cubs also get healthy doses of the bottom-two NL Central teams, the Pirates and Reds, but still have seven games against St. Louis. 

The Cardinals will face the Brewers (fighting for a playoff spot), Nationals (currently leading the Wild Card race), Cubs (only four games behind St. Louis) Diamondbacks (just 2.5 games out of Wild Card spot), and the Cubs again (this is going to be fun). 

St. Louis has plenty of work to do, although the baseball Gods are trying to clear a path for St. Louis, with injuries to Brewers and Cubs stars Christian Yelich (out for the season with kneecap fracture) and Javier Baez (likely to be out for the rest of the season with a thumb injury). 

St. Louis is in Colorado to finish a three-game series on Thursday. First pitch is set for 2:10 p.m. and you can hear coverage on KMOX beginning at 1:15 p.m.

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