This Weekend's Results
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.
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.
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.
- Despite the division lead disappearing by Saturday night, Noah provided some reasons for why the season is not over yet.
- Following Thursday's roster moves, Adam McCalvy got some quotes from Ron Roenicke and posted them on his Brew Beat blog.
- With Yadier Molina out of the All-Star Game, Jonathan Lucroy was officially named the new starter for the game at catcher on Friday.
- How unlikely were the Cardinals three home runs on Friday? Adam Weiser of Disciples of Uecker looks at how the Cardinals were able to accomplish it despite hitting the fewest home runs in MLB to that point.
- Elian Herrera had five hits on Sunday, but only got the start that day because Jeff Bianchi was dealing with a sore elbow.
- Justin Morneau was a free agent this offeseason, and the Brewers didn't take a chance at signing him. Nick Michalski of The Brewers Bar wonders if that was a mistake and if the Brewers can rectify it.
- Is the quality start not as good as people make it look? Michael Trzinski of Reviewing the Brew asks if a quality start is really "quality".
- Coming out of the All-Star break, Ron Roenicke plans to keep the starting rotation in the same order.
- With the Brewers stuck in a losing streak, Miller Park Drunk looked at how everything is not awesome with this team right now.
- Rumors tying Jake Peavy to the Brewers continue to circulate. Ryan Topp of Disciples of Uecker assessed the chances of these rumors ending up in a trade to the Brewers.
- On Friday, John Sickels of Minor League Ball profiled Jimmy Nelson following his call-up.
- On Reviewing the Brew, their countdown of the best 20 farm teams in Brewers minor-league history continued with the 2007 West Virginia Power team.
- During Saturday's game, Gabe Kapler worked with Brian Anderson on a national Fox Sports 1 broadcast. During the game, Ryan Topp of Disciples of Uecker posted a comment that Gabe Kapler made during the broadcast.
Minor League Update
Fri: Nashville 7, Round Rock 3
Sat: Nashville 5, Round Rock 3
Sun: Round Rock 6, Nashville 4
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|
Fri: DSL Braves 6, BSL Brewers 3
Sat: DSL Angels 6, DSL Brewers 0
|DSL Brewers @ DSL Angels|
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|
Fri: AZL Brewers 5, AZL White Sox 4
Sat: AZL D-backs 3, AZL Brewers 1
Sun: AZL Brewers 5, AZL Rangers 0
Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.
- Braves @ Cubs
Friday: Cubs 5, Braves 4
Saturday: Braves 11, Cubs 6
Sunday: Braves 10, Cubs 7
- Pirates @ Reds
Friday: Reds 6, Pirates 5
Saturday: Pirates 6, Reds 5
Sunday: Reds 6, Pirates 3
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.