* It's hard not to like what the Brewers are doing despite being a long-shot to make the playoffs as the season winds down. Milwaukee, 15-5 in their last 20 games, have crept to within two games of the .500 mark. At 67-69, they still maintain the slimmest of hopes for a wild-card berth, now trailing St. Louis by six-and-a-half games. The Brewers have also been drawing in the crowds in Coutn Stadium, averaging just under 33,000 during the holiday weekend series with Pittsburgh. If last September taught us anything, it is that nobody is out of the playoff chase until the magic number says so.