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What we learned: May 28, 2014

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Today's lessons include Kyle Lohse's season, the MLB draft, and more.

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Yesterday's Results

Brewers 7, Orioles 6

The Brewers built an early 5-0 lead, but the Orioles put together comeback with six runs in three innings. It went down to the end of the ninth inning, and Jonathan Lucroy just beat out an infield single to tie the game. With the bench emptied from the first nine innings, the Brewers had to turn to Yovani Galardo to pinch-hit following an intentional walk to Mark Reynolds. He came through with a walk-off double to send the Brewers home winners.

Kyle Lohse is potentially having his best season.

Could Kyle Lohse be having the best season of his career this year? The numbers suggest that he may be putting that together. As we reach the 1/3 mark of the season, Derek looked at what could be Kyle Lohse's best season yet. There's a lot of the season to play, so anything can happen. We will have to wait and see how he progresses for the rest of the year.

We still don't know who the Brewers will draft in the first round.

The MLB first-year player draft will take place next week, and there's no general consensus on who the Brewers will take. They have a lot of potential choices, though they could really use a first-round pick that will develop into a star player. Projections are coming out about who the Brewers will take, and Noah looked at some of those projections yesterday. There's many ways to go here, and many different perspectives on what to do. For now, all we can really do is wait.

Cram Session

Power Rankings

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 27-26 Colorado Springs 2, Nashville 0 Colorado Springs @ Nashville
Huntsville Stars AA 35-17 Huntsville 2, Tennessee 1 Tennessee @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 26-24 Brevard County 2, St. Lucie 1 St. Lucie @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 24-27 Wisconsin 6, Clinton 2
Clinton 4, Wisconsin 3
Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids

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 31 22 -
Cardinals 29 23 1.5
Pirates 23 28 7
Reds 22 28 7.5
Cubs 19 31 10.5

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Charlie Morton) @ Mets (Bartolo Colon) - 12:15 pm
  • Cubs (Edwin Jackson) @ Giants (Tim Lincecum) - 2:45 pm
  • Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda) @ Cardinals (Shelby Miller) - 7:15 pm
  • Reds (Homer Bailey) @ Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw) - 9:10 pm

Today's Action

The rubber match of the series against the Orioles takes place tonight. Both starting pitchers actually played last night, as Bud Norris faces off against Yovani Gallardo. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Alec Shirkey of MLB.com has the preview.