What we learned: June 5, 2014

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Today's lessons include plenty on the MLB draft to prepare you for the first two rounds tonight.

Yesterday's Results

Twins 6, Brewers 4

Changing venues didn't do much to improve the Brewers fortunes. After an early 1-0 lead, Marco Estrada gave up his customary home run to give the Twins a 3-1 lead. The Twins would improve their lead to 4-1, but Aramis Ramirez made his return known with a three-run home run of his own to tie the game at 4. However, the Twins got to the Brewers bullpen in the seventh inning, scoring two runs off of Will Smith (charge to Brandon Kintzler) to take a 6-4 lead that they would not relinquish.

More picks to watch for came out yesterday, along with a look at the past.

It's the first day of the MLB First Year Player Draft today. The Brewers will make three selections today, and then we get to speculate on those picks until round 3 starts tomorrow. Who could the Brewers end up taking? Derek had a list of additional prospects to watch yesterday, some of which could be targets for the Brewers. We don't know what to expect at this point, but we can still speculate on what we would like to see. Meanwhile, Jordan also looked at previous drafts and what we thought about those. Some picks we were right on, some were wrong, and some are still undecided. It's always tough looking at a draft, and we won't know the results for a few years at least. At least, for a day, we can dream that things are going to get better (and then hope that the prospects come through).

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 32-28 OFF Nashville @ Memphis
Huntsville Stars AA 40-20 Huntsville 7, Jackson 5 Mobile @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 30-28 Brevard County 3, Bradenton 1 Bradenton @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 27-31 Wisconsin 6, Cedar Rapids 4 Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 3-1 DSL Brewers 1, DSL Angels 0 DSL Blue Jays @ DSL Brewers

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 25 -
Cardinals 31 29 4
Pirates 28 31 6.5
Reds 27 30 6.5
Cubs 22 34 11

Today's Division Games

  • Giants (Madison Bumgarner) vs. Reds (Mike Leake) - 11:35 am
  • Mets (Jacob deGrom) vs. Cubs (Travis Wood) - 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Michael Wacha) vs. Royals (Yordano Ventura) - 7:10 pm
  • Pirates have the day off.

Today's Action

The Brewers conclude their series against the Twins tonight, looking for a season split. Wily Peralta will start for the Brewers, and Kevin Correia starts for the Twins. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Alex Smith of MLB.com has the preview.

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