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.
- Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com looks at Jean Segura's slow start, and asks if it's because Segura didn't play winter baseball.
- Matt Lepay made his debut on a Brewers broadcast last night, and Adam McCalvy has some quotes from him on his first broadcast.
- Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker has their own preview for the Brewers & Pirates series.
- Khris Davis has struggled at home, and Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has a story on his early season struggles.
- David S. Grant of Reviewing the Brew compares Francisco Rodriguez and Jim Henderson, and wonders what the plan is if Rodriguez flops.
- Brad Krause of Miller Park Prospects has a profile on Elian Herrera as he is added to the Brewers roster.
- Rob Deer is on Twitter, but may not know much about it. Robert J. Baumann of NotGraphs went through his Twitter feed and pulls out some of the highlights.
- The Brewers have a ticket deal for the Brewers vs. Cubs game on April 25, and John & Cait have details on the deal.
Minor League Update
|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
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||8-5||Great Lakes 4, Wisconsin 3||
Fri: Great Lakes @ Wisconsin
Sat: Great Lakes @ Wisconsin
News & Notes
- Curt Hogg of Disciples of Uecker has some notes on Jimmy Nelson's hot start in Nashville.
- Over on Miller Park Prospects, Brad Krause looks at some of the hot starts in the minors.
Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.
- 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