What we learned: July 8, 2014

Mike McGinnis

Today's lessons include Kyle Lohse's All-Star chances, international money, and power rankings.

Yesterday's Results

Phillies 3, Brewers 2

Marco Estrada had another rough start last night. He started the night out by giving up a two-run home run to Chase Utley, then struggled through a total of five innings. The Brewers offense struggled again as well, only managing to put up two runs. They had plenty of chances to score, but could never get anything else going as they lost their sixth game in their last seven.

Kyle Lohse still has a chance to make the All-Star team.

While Kyle Lohse didn't make the All-Star team on Sunday, he still has a chance to be a replacement pitcher on the team. A few pitchers always drop from the team each year, meaning he could still be a replacement. Yesterday, Noah looked at the chances of Lohse being named as a replacement. There's a lot of competition among pitchers this year, and it could be a long shot to make the team. However, there's always a chance it could happen.

The Brewers acquired more money in the international signing pool.

The Brewers still have not announced the Gilbert Lara signing, and it appears that the Brewers are trying to gain some cap space to avoid penalties. Yesterday, they acquired some space, trading low-A reliever Rodolfo Fernandez to the Athletics for the bonus at the 57th slot. It doesn't cover the whole difference between the slot and Lara's contract, but it will get them into a lower penalty range at least. They may try to acquire more money through another trade, but for now at least they have more money.

Cram Session

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Power Rankings

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 48-44 Memphis 2, Nashville 1 Nashville @ Memphis
Huntsville Stars AA 55-34 Huntsville 6, Jackson 2 Jackson @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 46-35 Clearwater 3, Brevard County 0
Clearwater 7, Brevard County 3
Brevard County @ Lakeland
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 45-41 OFF Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids
DSL Brewers R 17-15 DSL Brewers 10, DSL Blue Jays 6 DSL Pirates @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 9-12 OFF Helena @ Orem
AZL Brewers R 8-7 AZL Giants 6, AZL Brewers 3 AZL Giants @ AZL 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 52 38 -
Cardinals 48 42 4
Pirates 47 42 4.5
Reds 46 42 5
Cubs 38 49 12.5

Today's Division Games

  • Cubs (Travis Wood) @ Reds (TBA) - 1:10 pm
  • Cubs (TBA) @ Reds (TBA) - 7:10 pm
  • Pirates (Vance Worley) @ Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) - 7:15 pm

Today's Action

The Brewers continue their series against the Phillies tonight at Miller Park. Kyle Kendrick faces off against Wily Peralta in Game 2 of the series. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and MLB.com has the preview.

(Don't forget about Prognostikeggers.)

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