By Adam Roberts – 9/13/2021
The last time the Packers had an opening-week loss as bad as yesterday, you have to travel back 51 years, when the 1970 Packers opened the year with a 40-0 home loss to Detroit. That year, the Brewers were playing their first season in Milwaukee after relocating from Seattle and finished a forgettable 65-97 in the AL West.
This time around, at least Wisconsin sports fans can turn to the Brewers for some relief in their time of strife.
Milwaukee had an excellent interleague series against Cleveland which included Saturday’s combined no-hitter between Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader and Sunday’s 11-1 win that featured four home runs sent a combined distance of over 1,700 feet.
Milwaukee now sits at 89-55, 14 games ahead of Cincinnati in the NL Central with a magic number to clinch currently at five. The Crew have another off day today before a two game road series in Detroit starts on Tuesday.