The Brewers could, however, consider taking it several steps further and test what the market will bear.
Hischier, the first overall pick in this year's NHL draft, made it 4-1 with a steal and a slick backhander at 15:46 of the third period.
"We have to keep winning", added Monday's starting pitcher, Brent Suter.
"I was hoping to get through five, given that the last couple I was only able to go three", Suter said. Mercifully, they have just 10 games left in their season.
Walker's no-out RBI single in the sixth gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead and chased Taillon.
"I swear, I looked up and they won again tonight, and I was like, 'Man!' Hey, they want it just as bad as we want it, so I know how they feel", Brewers center fielder Brett Phillips told MLB.com.
On an individual level, Yankee cloutsman Aaron Judge enters this series with a 1.078 OPS for the month of September. Unless both the Brewers and Rockies collapse, the Cardinals will be relegated to a spoiler role in all of this.
The Brewers are 81-70 and 40-37 on the road, while the Pirates come in at 68-84 and 39-36 at home. He also missed time this year with a concussion and a wrist injury. Polanco's ended the game. "And one that tested, certainly, his love for the game".
The Brewers and Cubs meet in a four-game series beginning Thursday night at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Pirates skipped some starts and pushed some starts back to try make it work, but Wednesday, they are going to try something else.
Anderson kept the Pirates off-balance all night, striking out eight in six innings while giving up five hits and no walks. Brewers/Cubs games generated the two largest home crowds of the season on July 29 and 30, sparking a story from Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune about Cubs fans taking over the facility. Those that aren't completely apathetic towards the club still have simmering anger towards the team. Corey Knebel came in to close the door on the Pirates with his 37th save of the year. He threw 64 pitches. Despite the fact that the Brewers are 11 1/2 games ahead of the Pirates in standings and best them in run differential by 117 runs, they're just 7-9 against the Pirates this season.
With Suter in place, the Brewers have their four established starters lined up to face Chicago.
In Glasnow's major-league career, he's pitched 17 times as a starter and three times as a reli. Suter gets Saturday's game, and Chase Anderson (2.88 ERA on the season including a 2.84 mark in six starts since returning from an oblique injury on August 20) will take the hill for the Sunday afternoon finale.