Brewers, Rockies use bizarre formula for playoffs
AP Sports Writer
MILWAUKEE – Excuse Brewers manager Ken Macha and Rockies counterpart Jim Tracy if they’re looking over their shoulders to start the season.
The franchises run by the two men are the most recent NL wild card representatives, after Milwaukee’s 2008 appearance and Colorado’s push last year. But neither of the incumbent managers at the start of those campaigns were around by the time their seasons reached the playoffs.
The recent success shows that clubs are deeper than just who fills out of the lineup card, and each team’s ability to develop talent has kept them in the mix for meaningful baseball each fall.
Right now, Milwaukee would just be satisfied for one win against Colorado after losing all six matchups last season.