This Weekend's Results
With Ryan Braun out, Ron Roenicke did some lineup shuffling. The shuffling worked, as the Brewers scored nine runs with the aid of three home runs, two from Mark Reynolds and one from Khris Davis. Marco Estrada continued to struggle with the home run ball, allowing four home runs, but all of them were solo shots.
It was a game of missed opportunities for the Brewers. A baserunning mistake in the sixth inning cost the Brewers a run when Carlos Gomez was out before Ryan Braun touched home plate. The Brewers only scored one run in the game, though that one run came on a hit that was inches away from being a home run. It ruined a solid start for Wily Peralta, who pitched six innings and allowed only one run.
Jimmy Nelson's first start for the Brewers this year couldn't have gone much better. The Brewers offense scored six runs in the first three innings off of Randy Wolf, and Jimmy Nelson had some hiccups, allowing five hits and three walks, but kept things together and did not allow a run. Ryan Braun went 4-for-5 and was a home run short of the cycle, and Jonathan Lucroy was 3-for-5 on the day.
Roster moves dominated the weekend.
When we left you on Friday morning, we were still waiting to hear if Yovani Gallardo would make his start on Sunday. Talk began building on Friday as Jimmy Nelson was scratched from his start in Nashville, and later in the day it was confirmed that Nelson would make the start on Sunday. No roster move was announced until after Saturday's game, though the move that was announced was a surprised. To clear the roster spot, the Brewers chose to outright Jeff Bianchi to Nashville. Apparently Bianchi had cleared waivers and could be outrighted, though we have not heard if he will accept the assignment or not. After Nelson's start on Sunday, Nelson was optioned right back down to Nashville, and the Brewers purchased Irving Falu's contract to take the open spot on the roster. Entering today's game, the only real change is that Falu will take Bianchi's place on the roster.
The Seventh Inning of Thursday's Game
- Going back to Thursday's game of last week, Nate Petrashek of Cream City Cables looks at the seventh inning of a game that went completely wrong.
- Meanwhile, Badgernoonan of Ron Roenicke Stole My Baseball analyzes Ron Roenicke's defense of the seventh inning to see if it makes sense.
- Is there a silver lining to nagging injuries? Fred looked at that possibility on Friday.
- Ron Roenicke came up with a new batting order on Saturday, moving some of the top hitters around into a new configuration.
- After the baserunning blunder on Saturday, Carlos Gomez made some comments questioning Ryan Braun's effort. Mark Townsend of Big League Stew breaks down the quotes and the situation.
- Is Jean Segura starting to get things together this season? Justin Schultz of Reviewing the Brew looks at how Jean Segura has been playing in May compared to April.
- After the incident with a foul ball hitting a kid last week, Paul Newberry of the Associated Press asks if baseball needs to do more to protect their fans.
- Bud Selig still plans to step down at the end of the season, but wants to pick his successor. Nick Michalski of The Brewers Bar looks at the developing situation for "Baseball's Game of Thrones".
- The Brewers saw a familiar face over the weekend in Miami. Christina De Nicola of Brewers.com notes that the Brewers are happy to see McGehee finding success.
- In the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Brewers are ranked second in their power rankings.
Minor League Update
Friday: New Orleans 6, Nashville 3
Saturday: New Orleans 3, Nashville 2
Sunday: Nashville 4, New Orleans 2
|Nashville @ New Orleans|
Friday: Montgomery 6, Huntsville 1
Saturday: Huntsville 7, Montgomery 3
Sunday: Huntsville 6, Montgomery 1
|Tennessee @ Huntsville|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||25-24||
Friday: Palm Beach 4, Brevard County 2
Saturday: Tampa 4, Brevard County 1
Saturday: Brevard County 8, Tampa 2
Sunday: Brevard County 7, Tampa 5
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||23-26||
Friday: Wisconsin 5, Beloit 4
Saturday: Beloit 4, Wisconsin 2
Sunday: Wisconsin 3, Clinton 2
|Wisconsin @ Clinton|
News & Notes
- In his rehab assignment, Jim Henderson pitched a clean inning for Double-A Huntsville on Friday, striking out two batters.
- Meanwhile, Tom Gorzelanny moved up to Triple-A Nashville in his assignment and started Sunday's game. He pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing four hits, a run, and two strikeouts.
Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.
- Nationals @ Pirates
Friday: Pirates 4, Nationals 3
Saturday: Pirates 3, Nationals 2
Sunday: Nationals 5, Pirates 2
- Cardinals @ Reds
Friday: Reds 5, Cardinals 3
Saturday: Cardinals 6, Reds 3
Sunday: Cardinals 4, Reds 0
- Cubs @ Padres
Friday: Padres 11, Cubs 1
Saturday: Cubs 3, Padres 2
Sunday: Padres 4, Cubs 3
Today's Division Games
- Pirates (Brandon Cumpton) @ Mets (Jacob deGrom) - 12:10 pm
- Cubs (Jeff Samardzija) @ Giants (Yusmeiro Petit) - 3:05 pm
- Yankees (Chase Whitley) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) - 3:15 pm
- Reds (Johnny Cueto) @ Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu) - 7:10 pm
The Brewers return home to Miller Park to start a three-game series against the Orioles. Kyle Lohse starts for the Brewers and Chris Tillman goes for the Orioles. It's a Memorial Day matinee, with first pitch at 1:10 pm. Derek will have a series preview for you at 9 am, and Prognostikeggers will be out at 10 am.