If the Brewers ever wanted to give away a game, this may be how it would look. Wily Peralta gave up single runs in the first three innings, though the first was unearned. Khris Davis hit a two-run home run to bring the game to 3-2, and the Braves scored another unearned run in the sixth to increase the lead to 4-2. Ryan Braun hit a solo home run in the eighth to close it back to a one-run game. Then, Wei-Chung Wang came into the game. He allowed five runs in less than an inning, pushing the game out of reach.
Jonathan Lucroy should get more starts at first base.
With Aramis Ramirez on the disabled list, Mark Reynolds has been playing more time at third base to cover his absence. That has left a gap at first base, one that the Brewers have tried to fill with some worse hitters. However, the Brewers have an option available to help out: Jonathan Lucroy. Yesterday, Noah looked at the case for giving Jonathan Lucroy more starts at first base while Aramis Ramirez is out. It's still not the ideal situation, but at least it gives the Brewers the most possible hitters for their lineup for now. The Brewers ended up using that idea last night, but will they continue to use it?
- Justin Schultz of Reviewing the Brew kept the Brewers steady at #4.
- ESPN also kept the Brewers at #4.
- Fox Sports continued the trend with the Brewers at #4.
- MLB.com kept it going with the Brewers at #4.
- Sports Illustrated also joined in with holding the Brewers at #4.
- Jonah Keri of Grantland dropped the Brewers one spot to #4.
- Prior to yesterday's game, Derek previewed the Brewers-Braves series.
- Lyle Overbay ended up pitching in last night's game. Joe Morgan of MLB.com has some quotes following his relief appearance.
- The game last night featured some odd moments. First, the Braves scoreboard had some issues and temporarily delayed the game. Then, Khris Davis almost made the catch of his career, but instead just came up short and lost his glove. Angela Sun of Yahoo Sports has more details on these moments.
- Joe Morgan has some injury updates from the Brewers. Aramis Ramirez tested his hamstring yesterday and it is improving. Meanwhile, Jim Henderson is on schedule to throw a bullpen session today and then go on a rehab assignment.
- The Brewers have played many close games this year, especially when it's a one-run game. Jonathan Judge of Disciples of Uecker looks at how the Brewers have put together a good record in one-run games.
- The home game against the Minnesota Twins on June 2nd got an odd switch to a 6:20 pm start, and now we know why. The Brewers are having "620 WTMJ Day" for the game, which will include $6.20 tickets. John Steinmiller of the John & Cait blog has more details on the promotion.
- Will Smith made his first trip to Atlanta as a major league player last night, and it was his first time playing in his home state. Caitlin Moyer of John & Cait has some quotes and pictures from a visit by his family and friends.
Minor League Update
|Nashville 5, Omaha 4
|Omaha @ Nashville
|Birmingham 18, Huntsville 9
|Brevard County Manatees
|Brevard County 1, Jupiter 0
|Brevard County @ Palm Beach
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
|Kane County @ Wisconsin
|Kane County @ Wisconsin
News & Notes
- Drew Gagnon of the Huntsville Stars was named the Southern League's pitcher of the week.
- When the Brewers need a sixth starter, it should be Jimmy Nelson that gets the call. Baseball America looks at what to expect when Nelson gets his chance.
Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.
- Reds 4, Nationals 3 (15 Innings)
- Cardinals, Pirates, and Cubs had the day off.
Today's Division Games
- Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez) @ Pirates (Francisco Liriano) - 6:05 pm
- Reds (Johnny Cueto) @ Nationals (Doug Fister) - 6:05 pm
- Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka) @ Cubs (Jason Hammel) - 7:05 pm
- Diamondbacks (Bronson Arroyo) @ Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) - 7:15 pm
The Brewers continue their series against the Braves this evening. Yovani Gallardo looks to get the Brewers back to winning, and he will face off against Julio Teheran of the Braves. First pitch is at 6:10 pm, and Matt Slovin of MLB.com has the preview.