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What we learned: April 25, 2014

Get ready to cram as we go through the lessons quick today. They include the return of Brandon Kintzler, MLB fan distribution, and more about how good the Brewers are.

Mike McGinnis

Yesterday's Results

The Brewers had the day off.  With a quiet day of news yesterday, I decided to keep today's post short.

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday This Weekend
Nashville Sounds AAA 9-11 Oklahoma City 6, Nashville 1 Fri: Nashville @ Oklahoma City
Sat: Nashville @ Oklahoma City
Sun: Nashville @ Oklahoma City
Huntsville Stars AA 13-8 Huntsville 3, Tennessee 1 Fri: Huntsville @ Tennessee
Sat: Huntsville @ Tennessee
Sun: Huntsville @ Tennessee
Brevard County Manatees A+ 11-9 Daytona 7, Brevard County 3 Fri: Daytona @ Brevard County
Sat: Brevard County @ Daytona
Sun: Brevard County @ Daytona
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 10-9 Burlington 4, Wisconsin 1 Fri: Wisconsin @ Kane County
Sat: Wisconsin @ Kane County
Sun: Wisconsin @ Kane County

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 16 6 -
Cardinals 12 11 4.5
Reds 11 11 5
Pirates 9 14 7.5
Cubs 7 14 8.5
  • Reds 2, Pirates 1: A two-run double from Ryan Ludwick put the Reds ahead, and Tony Cingrani allowed only one run in his six innings as the Reds took the series.
  • Mets 4, Cardinals 1: Bartolo Colon held the Cardinals to one run in seven innings and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his first career save, and Daniel Murphy drove in two runs to help power the Mets to a win.
  • Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 2: Mike Bolsinger held the Cubs to one run in 6 2/3 innings and had an RBI single to lead the Diamondbacks in their 5-2 win.

This Weekend's Games

  • Pirates @ Cardinals
    Friday: Gerrit Cole vs. Shelby Miller - 7:15 pm
    Saturday: Francisco Liriano vs. Tyler Lyons - 3:05 pm
    Sunday: Edinson Volquez vs. Adam Wainwright - 1:15 pm
  • Reds @ Braves
    Friday: Homer Bailey vs. Ervin Santana - 6:35 pm
    Saturday: Mike Leake vs. David Hale - 6:10 pm
    Sunday: Johnny Cueto vs. Julio Teheran - 12:35 pm

This Weekend's Action

The Brewers start a three-game series against the Cubs tonight.  Jordan had a preview of the series yesterday and what to expect from the Cubs.  Here are the projected starting matchups:

Date Cubs Starter Brewers Starter Time
4/25 Carlos Villanueva
1-4, 10.93 ERA, 3.45 FIP
Matt Garza
0-2, 4.50 ERA, 3.86 FIP
7:10 pm
4/26 Travis Wood
1-2, 2.52 ERA, 2.42 FIP
Marco Estrada
1-1, 2.66 ERA, 3.95 FIP
6:10 pm
4/27 Jason Hammel
3-1, 2.60 ERA, 4.46 FIP
Wily Peralta
3-0, 2.19 ERA, 4.44 FIP
1:10 pm