What we learned: June 17, 2014

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Today's lessons include the All-Star game, power rankings, and more.

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 9, Diamondbacks 3

Scoring came early and late in this game. The Brewers struck first with two runs in the second inning, but the Diamondbacks responded with three in their half of the inning. The Brewers tied it in the third with another run, and the game remained at 3-3 until the eighth inning. The Brewers then scored three runs in back-to-back innings to increase the lead to 9-3 and hold on to win. Aramis Ramirez led the Brewers with a 3-for-4 day with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, and Scooter Gennett, Ryan Braun, and Khris Davis also added two hits and two RBI a piece. Wily Peralta didn't have the greatest game but still managed to throw a quality start over seven innings.

The Brewers currently have no one selected to start in the All-Star Game.

The most recent round of updates for the All-Star game came out on Monday, and it didn't have much for good news for the Brewers. The Brewers didn't have a starter at any position, and the one starter they did have in the previous update (Carlos Gomez) had fallen out of his spot. Noah broke down the results yesterday and noted that a few Brewers had risen fast in the most recent update. There are still a couple of spots where the Brewers could still take a starting spot, though voting at Miller Park has ended. A strong push will be needed to get some of those players into the All-Star game. We also continued our series of our roster vote for the NL All-Star Roster yesterday.

Cram Session

Power Rankings

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 38-34 Tacoma 9, Nashville 0 Nashville @ Las Vegas
Huntsville Stars AA 46-24 All-Star Break
Brevard County Manatees A+ 34-30 Brevard County 1, Dunedin 0 Dunedin @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 36-33 All-Star Break
DSL Brewers R 9-5 DSL Blue Jays 3, DSL Brewers 1 DSL Brewers @ DSL Braves
Helena Brewers R 0-1 Missoula 8, Helena 5 Missoula @ Helena

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 42 29 -
Cardinals 38 32 3.5
Pirates 34 35 7
Reds 33 35 7.5
Cubs 29 39 11.5

Today's Division Games

  • Reds (Johnny Cueto) @ Pirates (Brandon Cumpton) - 6:05 pm
  • Cubs (Jeff Samardzija) @ Marlins (Anthony DeSclafani) - 6:10 pm
  • Mets (Jonathan Niese) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) - 7:15 pm

Today's Action

Game two of the series against the Diamondbacks will take place tonight. Kyle Lohse looks to build off of his last hot start, and will try to do that against Wade Miley of the Diamondbacks. First pitch is at 8:40 pm, and Grace Raynor of MLB.com has the preview.

(Don't forget to predict for Prognostikeggers.)

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