What we learned: June 4, 2014

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Today's lessons include more draft coverage, the All-Star game, and more.

Yesterday's Results

Twins 6, Brewers 4

Yovani Gallardo's struggles continue as he gave up six runs in five innings last night, allowing eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Most of the damage came on two home runs, a three-run shot in the third and a two-run shot in the fifth. The Brewers put up four runs and had the tying run at the plate in the ninth, but couldn't complete a comeback and fell to the Twins.

The Brewers have options for the first pick in the draft.

With the MLB Draft tomorrow, the Brewers have been doing their research for the draft. Of course, with the MLB Draft, no one really knows how anything beyond the first few picks will go. Derek has some thoughts on how it could play out, going through some possibilities for that first pick by the Brewers. There's no way to know for sure what the Brewers will go for with that pick. At least we know what some of the possibilities could be.

No Brewers are currently in the starting lineup for the All-Star game.

The second update for the All-Star game came out yesterday for the NL, and the Brewers currently don't occupy any starting spots on the roster. Adam McCalvy has the details from the last voting update, including current totals and positions. Ryan Braun fell from the starters in the outfield, but is still in striking distance, along with Carlos Gomez, who made some progress. Meanwhile, Jonathan Lucroy moved up to third, and Aramis Ramirez fell to third. It's surprising the Brewers don't have more for starters considering their record, but there's still time to make up ground.

Cram Session

MLB Draft

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 32-28 Iowa 4, Nashville 2 OFF
Huntsville Stars AA 39-20 Jackson 9, Huntsville 6 Huntsville @ Jackson
Brevard County Manatees A+ 29-28 Charlotte 6, Brevard County 4 Bradenton @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 26-31 OFF Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 2-1 DSL Brewers 11, DSL Angels 4 DSL Brewers @ DSL Angels

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 35 24 -
Cardinals 30 29 5
Pirates 28 30 6.5
Reds 27 29 6.5
Cubs 21 34 12

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Francisco Liriano) @ Padres (Ian Kennedy) - 5:40 pm
  • Giants (Ryan Vogelsong) @ Reds (Tony Cingrani) - 6:10 pm
  • Mets (Daisuke Matsuzaka) @ Cubs (Edwin Jackson) - 7:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) @ Royals (Jason Vargas) - 7:10 pm

Today's Action

The Brewers and Twins change venues and continue their series in Minnesota tonight. Marco Estrada makes the start for the Brewers, and Ricky Nolasco opposes for the Twins. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.

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