Previewing the Brewers 2019 season

It's the most definitive sign of spring, Opening Day across Major League Baseball.

The Brewers open against the Cardinals at Miller Park, and they open the 2019 season with high hopes and a roster that's ready to win big.

Here are some numbers to remember:

Zero-Unfortunately, still the number of World Series titles for the Brew Crew entering their 51st season, after falling one win shy of a fall classic appearance last year.

One-Christian Yelich's OPS (on base plus slugging percentage) last year, the fifth best single-season mark in franchise history. Prince Fielder still holds the record.

Two-That's the number of MVP winners currently on the roster, Ryan Braun is a long way from his 2011 MVP days. Yelich is coming off his first MVP campaign, and is looking to be the first repeat NL MVP winner since Albert Pujols for the Cardinals in 2008-09.

Five-The number of brewers who made last year's All-Star team: Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Jesus Aguilar, Josh Hader, and Jeremy Jeffress, setting a franchise record. With the addition of Yasmani Grandal, one of the best hitting catchers in baseball, this record could fall in 2019.

11-The number of pitchers to make a start for the Brewers last season. With the team's willingness to use an "opener" in the playoffs, don't be shocked if that number is much higher this season.

96-Wins for the Brewers last season, tied for the most in franchise history. Las Vegas odds makers have the over/under on wins this season at 86.5.

143-Strikeouts by Hader last season, setting a new record for the most by a left handed reliever in a single season in baseball history in just his second season in the big leagues, scary stuff.

Last but not least-162 games until we find out if this team will compete for a championship, we think. They can't possibly need 163 two years in a row right?

Let’s play ball!