What we learned: April 18, 2014

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Today's lessons include Elian Herrera's addition to the roster, previews of the Brewers and Pirates series, and more.

Yesterday's Results

Pirates 11, Brewers 2

The Brewers and Pirates played a close game for six innings before it fell apart in the seventh and eighth inning.  Rob Wooten allowed three runs in 1/3 inning, and Wei-Chung Wang allowed six runs in 1 inning.  Jonathan Lucroy led the offense with a 2-for-3 day with a walk and a RBI. Yovani Gallardo had a strong performance, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on a home run.  In total, he allowed three hits, four walks, and six strikeouts.

Lyle Overbay headed to the paternity list and Elian Herrera was recalled.

Prior to yesterday's game, the Brewers placed Lyle Overbay on the paternity list.  It was mainly a procedural move to give the Brewers a roster spot while Overbay is away for a few days.  The roster spot went to Elian Herrera, who came up from Nashville to fill a bench spot for the team.  Noah Jarosh wrote a quick profile on Herrera and what to expect from him.  He probably won't do much in his time on the team, but he is there if needed in the next few days.

The Brewers started their series in Pittsburgh.

After a rough series against the Cardinals at home, the Brewers went on the road for a quick four-game road trip in Pittsburgh.  What should we expect from each game in the series?  Derek previewed the series and what to expect in each game.  The Brewers had a great series against the Pirates at home, though it's not starting well after game one.  Hopefully it will improve for the rest of the series.

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday This Weekend
Nashville Sounds AAA 6-8 Nashville 5, Memphis 4 Fri: Memphis @ Nashville
Sat: Nashville @ Omaha
Sun: Nashville @ Omaha
Huntsville Stars AA 9-5 Huntsville 1, Mississippi 0 Fri: Huntsville @ Mississippi
Sat: Mobile @ Huntsville
Sun: Mobile @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 9-4 Brevard County 0, Dunedin 0
(Suspended, Resumed 4/18)
Fri: Dunedin @ Brevard County
Sat: Dunedin @ Brevard County
Sun: OFF
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 8-5 Great Lakes 4, Wisconsin 3 Fri: Great Lakes @ Wisconsin
Sat: Great Lakes @ Wisconsin
Sun: OFF

News & Notes

Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.

Division Update

Team W L GB
Brewers 11 5 -
Cardinals 10 6 1
Pirates 8 8 3
Reds 6 9 4.5
Cubs 4 10 6
  • Cardinals 8, Nationals 0: Adam Wainwright pitched a two-hit shutout and the Cardinals offense collected fourteen hits to back his pitching gem.
  • The Reds and Cubs each had the day off.

This Weekend's Games

  • Reds @ Cubs
    Friday: Alfredo Simon vs. Jeff Samardzija - 1:20 pm
    Saturday: Tony Cingrani vs. Edwin Jackson - 1:20 pm
    Sunday: Homer Bailey vs. Carlos Villanueva - 1:20 pm
  • Cardinals @ Nationals
    Friday: Michael Wacha vs. Gio Gonzalez - 6:05 pm
    Saturday: Lance Lynn vs. Jordan Zimmermann - 12:05 pm
    Sunday: Shelby Miller vs. Stephen Strasburg - 12:35 pm

This Weekend's Action

The Brewers continue their three game series through the weekend.  Here are the weekend's games.

Friday: Kyle Lohse vs. Charlie Morton - 6:05 pm
Saturday: Matt Garza vs. Wandy Rodriguez - 6:05 pm
Sunday: Marco Estrada vs. Gerrit Cole - 12:35 pm

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