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What we learned: May 27, 2014

Today's lessons include injury updates, power rankings, and more.

Jeffrey Phelps

Yesterday's Results

Orioles 7, Brewers 6

It was a back and forth game yesterday. The Brewers led 1-0, then were down 3-1, then led 4-3, and increased it to 6-3. Baltimore got a run back, and the Brewers took a 6-4 lead into the ninth inning. The Brewers had a 98.9% chance of winning with two outs in the ninth inning, and then three straight Orioles hits tied the game at 6-6. The Brewers managed to get runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out in their half of the ninth, but a questionable substitution and an unlucky double-play ended the inning. In extra innings, the Orioles got a run in their half of the tenth inning, and the Brewers couldn't put together anything in the tenth as they lost.

There's a few injury updates.

With yesterday being Memorial Day, and the Brewers playing an early game, there wasn't much to report in terms of what we learned. We did get a few injury updates, though. On the positive side, Aramis Ramirez is improving and could return during this homestand. He has been running and swinging the bat, and could go on a minor-league rehab assignment if he chooses to. Meanwhile,  on the negative side, Jim Henderson returned to Milwaukee while feeling some pain in his shoulder, and there is no longer a timetable for his return.

Cram Session

Power Rankings

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 27-25 New Orleans 3, Nashville 0 Colorado Springs @ Nashville
Huntsville Stars AA 34-17 Huntsville 5, Tennessee 4 Tennessee @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 25-24 OFF St. Lucie @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 23-26 Wisconsin @ Clinton (SSPD) Wisconsin @ Clinton

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 30 22 -
Cardinals 28 23 1.5
Pirates 23 27 6
Reds 22 27 6.5
Cubs 19 .30 8.5

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Edinson Volquez) @ Mets (Jonathan Niese) - 6:10 pm
  • Yankees (David Phelps) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) - 7:15 pm
  • Reds (Alfredo Simon) @ Dodgers (Zack Greinke) - 9:10 pm
  • Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ Giants (Tim Hudson) - 9:15 pm

Today's Action

The Brewers try to get back on track tonight against the Orioles. They will look to Matt Garza to get things going, and the Orioles will counter with Wei-Yin Chen. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Alec Shirkey of has the preview.