What we learned: May 26, 2014

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Today's lessons include roster moves, nagging injuries, and breaking down the seventh inning that no one wants to remember.

This Weekend's Results

Brewers 9, Marlins 5

With Ryan Braun out, Ron Roenicke did some lineup shuffling. The shuffling worked, as the Brewers scored nine runs with the aid of three home runs, two from Mark Reynolds and one from Khris Davis. Marco Estrada continued to struggle with the home run ball, allowing four home runs, but all of them were solo shots.

Marlins 2, Brewers 1

It was a game of missed opportunities for the Brewers. A baserunning mistake in the sixth inning cost the Brewers a run when Carlos Gomez was out before Ryan Braun touched home plate. The  Brewers only scored one run in the game, though that one run came on a hit that was inches away from being a home run. It ruined a solid start for Wily Peralta, who pitched six innings and allowed only one run.

Brewers 7, Marlins 1

Jimmy Nelson's first start for the Brewers this year couldn't have gone much better. The Brewers offense scored six runs in the first three innings off of Randy Wolf, and Jimmy Nelson had some hiccups, allowing five hits and three walks, but kept things together and did not allow a run. Ryan Braun went 4-for-5 and was a home run short of the cycle, and Jonathan Lucroy was 3-for-5 on the day.

Roster moves dominated the weekend.

When we left you on Friday morning, we were still waiting to hear if Yovani Gallardo would make his start on Sunday. Talk began building on Friday as Jimmy Nelson was scratched from his start in Nashville, and later in the day it was confirmed that Nelson would make the start on Sunday. No roster move was announced until after Saturday's game, though the move that was announced was a surprised. To clear the roster spot, the Brewers chose to outright Jeff Bianchi to Nashville. Apparently Bianchi had cleared waivers and could be outrighted, though we have not heard if he will accept the assignment or not. After Nelson's start on Sunday, Nelson was optioned right back down to Nashville, and the Brewers purchased Irving Falu's contract to take the open spot on the roster. Entering today's game, the only real change is that Falu will take Bianchi's place on the roster.

Cram Session

The Seventh Inning of Thursday's Game

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 27-24 Friday: New Orleans 6, Nashville 3
Saturday: New Orleans 3, Nashville 2
Sunday: Nashville 4, New Orleans 2
Nashville @ New Orleans
Huntsville Stars AA 33-17 Friday: Montgomery 6, Huntsville 1
Saturday:
Huntsville 7, Montgomery 3
Sunday: Huntsville 6, Montgomery 1
Tennessee @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 25-24 Friday: Palm Beach 4, Brevard County 2
Saturday: Tampa 4, Brevard County 1
Saturday: Brevard County 8, Tampa 2
Sunday: Brevard County 7, Tampa 5
OFF
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 23-26 Friday: Wisconsin 5, Beloit 4
Saturday: Beloit 4, Wisconsin 2
Sunday: Wisconsin 3, Clinton 2
Wisconsin @ Clinton

News & Notes

  • In his rehab assignment, Jim Henderson pitched a clean inning for Double-A Huntsville on Friday, striking out two batters.
  • Meanwhile, Tom Gorzelanny moved up to Triple-A Nashville in his assignment and started Sunday's game. He pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing four hits, a run, and two strikeouts.

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 30 21 -
Cardinals 28 22 1.5
Reds 22 26 6.5
Pirates 22 27 7
Cubs 18 30 10.5

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Brandon Cumpton) @ Mets (Jacob deGrom) - 12:10 pm
  • Cubs (Jeff Samardzija) @ Giants (Yusmeiro Petit) - 3:05 pm
  • Yankees (Chase Whitley) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) - 3:15 pm
  • Reds (Johnny Cueto) @ Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu) - 7:10 pm

Today's Action

The Brewers return home to Miller Park to start a three-game series against the Orioles. Kyle Lohse starts for the Brewers and Chris Tillman goes for the Orioles. It's a Memorial Day matinee, with first pitch at 1:10 pm. Derek will have a series preview for you at 9 am, and Prognostikeggers will be out at 10 am.

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