Milwaukee plated eight off Montgomery and right-hander Justin Grimm in that frame and went on to win, 15-2, moving within three games of the Cubs in the National League Central. Jimmy Nelson's strained rotator cuff and partially torn labrum in his right shoulder could be the difference between a postseason appearance and trying again next year. So far, the teams are 3-3 when playing against each other at Wrigley Field; Milwaukee is looking to finish the season with a winning record at Wrigley Field for the first time since 2013 (6-3) - the Brewers went 9-20 there from 2014-16. With so many pitchers on rosters in the final month of the season, a competing team can mix-and-match as much as they'd like throughout the game in order to secure a victory. But over Garza's last six starts, Garza has allowed 27 earned runs on 37 hits in 24 innings. If the Brewers are to overcome that deficit and make their first postseason appearance since 2011, they'll have to do it behind a rotation led by 16-game victor winner Zach Davies, veteran Matt Garza and breakout pitcher Chase Anderson. Milwaukee trails the Rockies by three games in the race for the second NL Wild Card spot.
There's some talent and experience in that group, but losing Nelson really tightens that rotation up. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson contributed two runs of his own, while Jesus Aguilar added an RBI in the win for the Brew Crew. Their depth simply doesn't measure up to most of the NL's contenders. At times this season, he was productive. As the Brewers have shown all year though, baseball isn't always driven by talent. Just check out Saturday's game for evidence.
On July 6, the Brewers laid an 11-6 waxing on the Cubs in a makeup game they were none too pleased to be playing, especially because it didn't rain during the afternoon of the "rainout".