What we learned: May 5, 2014

Michael Hickey

Today's lessons include more injuries, a losing streak, and more.

This Weekend's Results

Brewers 2, Reds 0

It was the Wily Peralta show on Friday night.  Not only did he pitch eight innings of scoreless baseball, but he also drove in both of the Brewers runs with an RBI double. He allowed a total of three hits and struck out seven in the game.

Reds 6, Brewers 2

Roles reversed on Saturday as Johnny Cueto dominated the Brewers, allowing a total of three hits.  However, two of those hits left the ballpark from home runs by Aramis Ramirez and Mark Reynolds.  For the Brewers, Yovani Gallardo struggled in his six innings, allowing four runs and nine hits.

Reds 4, Brewers 3

Home runs rained down in Sunday's game.  Four solo home runs accounted for four runs, and both teams also scored another run that they manufactured.  The game ended up in extra innings, and Todd Frazier sent the Reds home winners with a walk-off double.

Ryan Braun went on the disabled list and Logan Schafer returned.

The biggest news for the Brewers this weekend may have been the loss of Ryan Braun.  After trying to recover from his oblique strain for a week, he hadn't made enough progress and the Brewers decided to put him on the disabled list.  In a corresponding move, the Brewers activated outfielder Logan Schafer from the disabled list.  Losing Braun will hurt the Brewers offense, and they will need to lean on the pitching a little more.

Jim Henderson also went on the disabled list and Caleb Gindl made his season debut.

There was another roster move made, this one happening on Friday.  After a bad appearance on Thursday, Jim Henderson was placed on the disabled list right right shoulder inflammation.  The corresponding move was to call up Caleb Gindl from Nashville.  Jim Henderson has been struggling this season, and this may be part of the reason.  By calling up Gindl, the Brewers got some more depth for the outfield, especially with Braun injured.

Cram Session

Injury Notes

Roster Construction

Bullpen Notes

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 18-12 Friday: Nashville 4, Iowa 3
Saturday: Nashville 3, Iowa 1
Sunday: Nashville 5, Iowa 1
Iowa @ Nashville
Huntsville Stars AA 19-11 Friday: Huntsville 9, Montgomery 1
Saturday: Huntsville 11, Montgomery 0
Jackson @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 16-13 Saturday: Brevard County 7, Tampa 4
Saturday: Tampa 6, Brevard County 2
Sunday: Brevard County 11, Clearwater 5
Clearwater @
Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 13-16 Friday: Clinton 8, Wisconsin 4
Saturday: Clinton 16, Wisconsin 13
Sunday: Wisconsin 10, Clinton 3
Wisconsin @ Kane County

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 21 11 -
Cardinals 16 16 5
Reds 15 16 5.5
Pirates 12 19 8.5
Cubs 11 18 8.5

Today's Games

  • Giants (TBA) @ Pirates (TBA) - 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Shelby Miller) @ Braves (Aaron Harang) - 6:10 pm
  • White Sox (Jose Quintana) @ Cubs (Jeff Samardzija) - 7:05 pm
  • Reds have the day off.

Today's Action

The Brewers return to Miller Park to start a nine game, eleven day homestand.  They open it tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Matt Garza will make his scheduled start after leaving Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.  Opposing for the Diamondbacks is Mike Bolsinger.  First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Alyson Footer of MLB.com has the preview.

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