What we learned: July 14, 2014

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Lessons from what seemed like a long weekend.

This Weekend's Results

Cardinals 7, Brewers 6

Early on, it looked like the Brewers were going to end their losing streak. They put up a quick 6-0 lead and looked like they were in good shape. However, Yovani Gallardo gave up five runs to bring the Cardinals in striking distance, and a sixth run tied it up. They then took the lead in the ninth from a home run off of Francisco Rodriguez to get them the win.

Cardinals 10, Brewers 2

It was Jimmy Nelson's highly anticipated addition to the rotation, and it didn't go as well as we had hoped. He gave up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings, and Adam Wainwright kept the Brewers offense down and out.

Brewers 11, Cardinals 2

With first place on the line, the Brewers finally ended their losing streak with a win heading in to the All-Star Break. Wily Peralta put together seven strong innings, allowing only an unearned run. Meanwhile, the Brewers scored in every inning from the fourth on to build a lead that the Cardinals could not overcome.

Jean Segura left the team following a family tragedy.

The big news of the weekend came on Friday night/Saturday morning. Following Friday's game, Ron Roenicke cancelled his postgame press conference and locker room access after announcing that one of the players was dealing with a personal tragedy. More details came out on Saturday afternoon prior to the game, and it was announced that Jean Segura had left the team to go home after learning his son had died. Very few details were provided, just that it had happened suddenly on Friday night and that Segura would be gone for an undetermined amount of time.

Officially, Segura was placed on the bereavement list prior to Saturday's game. This allowed the Brewers to call up Elian Herrera to fill the roster spot for now. We probably won't have any details on Segura's return for at least a few more days. He isn't eligible to return until Saturday's game at the earliest, and can stay on the bereavement list through next Tuesday's game. It is possible the Brewers could look for a way to extend that time if needed.

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 51-47 Fri: Nashville 7, Round Rock 3
Sat: Nashville 5, Round Rock 3
Sun: Round Rock 6, Nashville 4
All-Star Break
Huntsville Stars AA 57-37 Fri: Huntsville 11, Chattanooga 3
Sat: Huntsville 5, Chattanooga 4
Sun: Chattanooga 5, Huntsville 4
Huntsville @ Chattanooga
Brevard County Manatees A+ 49-37 Fri: Charlotte 6, Brevard County 2
Sat: Brevard County 2, Charlotte 1
Sun: Brevard County 7, Charlotte 5
Charlotte @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 48-44 Fri: Quad Cities 10, Wisconin 5
Sat: Wisconsin 9, Quad Cities 8
Sun: Wisconsin 13, Quad Cities 4
Quad Cities @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 18-19 Fri: DSL Braves 6, BSL Brewers 3
Sat: DSL Angels 6, DSL Brewers 0
DSL Brewers @ DSL Angels
Helena Brewers R 11-16 Fri: Helena 3, Orem 2
Fri: Orem 10, Helena 4
Sat: Grand Junction 13, Helena 2
Sun: Helena 7, Grand Junction 5
Helena @ Grand Junction
AZL Brewers R 11-9 Fri: AZL Brewers 5, AZL White Sox 4
Sat: AZL D-backs 3, AZL Brewers 1
Sun: AZL Brewers 5, AZL Rangers 0
OFF

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 53 43 -
Cardinals 52 44 1
Reds 51 44 1.5
Pirates 49 46 3,5
Cubs 40 54 12

Today's Action

The All-Star Break is here, meaning the next Brewers game will be on Friday. The Home Run Derby will take place tonight, though no Brewers will participate in it.

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