What we learned: May 6, 2014

Mike McGinnis

Today's lessons include Mexico-born players, fixing the Brewers offense, and previews of the Brewers vs. Diamondbacks series.

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 8, Diamondbacks 3

The Brewers returned to Miller Park and found their offense there.  Led by three RBI from Carlos Gomez and two from Jean Segura and Martin Maldonado, the Brewers scored eight runs off of the Arizona pitchers.  Meanwhile, Matt Garza put together a quality start with three runs allowed in six innings.

The Brewers have eight pitchers in franchise history born in Mexico.

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo, an important holiday for Mexico.  It also provided an opportunity to look at Mexico-born pitchers that have pitched in the major leagues.  Noah noted that 114 players in the history of MLB were born in Mexico, and eight have played for the Brewers.  This includes current pitchers Yovani Gallardo and Marco Estrada.  It's a nice quick history lesson to look at some of these players from Mexico that have had an impact on the Brewers franchise.

Cram Session

Brewers vs. Diamondbacks Series

Brewers Offense

Power Rankings

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 18-13 Iowa 12, Nashville 3 Nashville @ Colorado Springs
Huntsville Stars AA 20-11 Huntsville 2, Jackson 0 Jackson @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 16-14 Clearwater 5, Brevard County 3 Clearwater @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 13-17 Kane County 8, Wisconsin 4 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 22 11 -
Cardinals 17 16 5
Reds 15 16 6
Pirates 12 20 9.5
Cubs 11 19 9.5

Today's Games

  • Giants (Tim Hudson) @ Pirates (Charlie Morton) - 6:05 pm
  • Reds (Homer Bailey) @ Red Sox (Felix Doubront) - 6:10 pm
  • Cardinals (Tyler Lyons) @ Braves (Gavin Floyd) - 6:10 pm
  • White Sox (Hector Noesi) @ Cubs (Edwin Jackson) - 7:05 pm

Today's Action

The Brewers continue their three-game series against the Diamondbacks tonight.  Josh Collmenter will start for the Diamondbacks, and Marco Estrada will make the start for the Brewers.  First pitch is at 7:10 pm and MLB.com has a preview of the game.

Now go make predictions for Prognostikeggers.

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