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09/19/08 3:30 PM ET

Brewers lose another coin flip

Club will visit Shea for playoff game if Wild Card tie with Mets

CINCINNATI -- The Brewers just can't get a break.

They are 4-13 in September games, and fell to 1-4 in coin flips. Major League Baseball held an additional flip on Friday afternoon to determine the site of a Brewers-Mets one-game playoff should those two teams tie for the National League Wild Card. The Mets had the call because they currently own the better record, and they won.


Playoff for AL East
Tampa Bay at Boston

Playoff for AL Central
Minnesota at Chicago

Playoff for AL Wild Card
Minnesota at Boston


Playoff for NL East
New York at Philadelphia

Playoff for NL Central
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee

Playoff for NL West
Arizona at Los Angeles

Playoff for NL Wild Card
Milwaukee at Philadelphia
Milwaukee at Houston
Milwaukee at New York
Milwaukee at St. Louis
Houston at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Philadelphia
Houston at St. Louis

That means if the Brewers and Mets are tied after Sept. 28, they would play one game at Shea Stadium on Monday, Sept. 29, for a spot in the postseason. Entering Friday's games, the Mets had a 1 1/2-game lead over the Brewers in the Wild Card standings.

Last week, the Brewers let fans choose tails for the first series of coin flips and lost all three, meaning they would have to travel to face the Astros, Cardinals or Phillies. They did win a flip against the Cubs -- Chicago had the call -- so the Brewers would host a one-game playoff at Miller Park to determine the NL Central crown.

That final scenario is now all but impossible. The Cubs have a nine-game lead in the division and the Brewers have only nine games left to play, including Friday's series opener against the Reds. For that scenario to unfold, the Brewers would have to win all of their remaining games while the Cubs go 11-1, and the Phillies and Mets could lose only one more game apiece.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.