What we learned: June 19, 2014

Norm Hall

Today's lessons include more on the Braun plunking, the debate between Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina, and more.

Yesterday's Results

Diamondbacks 4, Brewers 3

The Diamondbacks took an early 3-0 lead, but the Brewers responded with a three-run inning thanks to a three-run home run from Khris Davis. Matt Garza pitched 7 2/3 innings, stabilizing after a shaky start to the game. However, beyond the three-run home run, the Brewers offense couldn't get going. That led to the Diamondbacks walking off in the ninth inning from a Gerardo Parra single.

The Diamondbacks made a mistake by going after Ryan Braun.

How ridiculous was it that the Diamondbacks went after Ryan Braun on Tuesday? There's so many reasons why it was a bad move. We got two different opinions on it yesterday. First, Noah looked at the idiocy behind plunking a player. After that, Derek thanked the people that hate Braun so much that they will trade success for revenge. It's a ridiculous move that was made on Tuesday, and it cost the Diamondbacks a win. Hate towards Braun will always be there, but when it's enough for a team to throw a game, it's gone too far.

Cram Session

Brewers vs. Diamondbacks

Jonathan Lucroy vs. Yadier Molina

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 38-36 Las Vegas 8, Nashville 2 Nashville @ Las Vegas
Huntsville Stars AA 46-24 All-Star Break Huntsville @ Pensacola
Brevard County Manatees A+ 36-30 Brevard County 5, Dunedin 2 Daytona @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 36-33 All-Star Break Wisconsin @ Burlington
DSL Brewers R 10-5 DSL Braves @ DSL Brewers* DSL Brewers @ DSL Astros Orange
Helena Brewers R 1-2 Missoula 5, Helena 4 Billings @ Helena

(MILB.com didn't record a score for last night's DSL Brewers game.)

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 43 30 -
Cardinals 39 33 3.5
Reds 35 35 6.5
Pirates 34 37 8
Cubs 30 40 11.5

Today's Division Games

  • Reds (Homer Bailey) @ Pirates (Jeff Locke) - 11:35 am
  • Phillies (David Buchanan) @ Cardinals (Shelby Miller) - 7:15 pm
  • Cubs have the day off.

Today's Action

The Brewers conclude their series against the Diamondbacks this afternoon. Yovani Gallardo will match up against Chase Anderson in the series finale. First pitch is at 2:40 pm, and Adam Lichtenstein of MLB.com has the preview.

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