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What we learned: May 29, 2014

Today's lessons include the first All-Star vote update, rehab updates, and more.

Mike McGinnis

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 8, Orioles 3

After two straight days with last at-bat comebacks, it was a much more traditional game on Wednesday night. The Brewers built a 4-1 lead with scoring in the first three innings, with RBI from Carlos Gomez, Ryan Braun, and Scooter Gennett. Nelson Cruz kept the Orioles in it with two solo home runs, and a Manny Machado RBI single closed the score to 4-3 in the 7th. Yovani Gallardo struggled through 6 2/3 innings, but did what he needed to do to keep the Brewers in the game. Rickie Weeks padded the lead a little with an RBI single in the 8th, and then Khris Davis hit his 9th home run of the season, a three-run shot to put the game out of reach.

The first All-Star Game voting update came out yesterday, with some surprises on it.

Yesterday, MLB released its first update for the voting for the NL All-Star team, and it came with some surprises on it. The biggest one for the Brewers was that Ryan Braun was in one of the top outfield spots. Noah ran through the results from the first update yesterday and looked at where different Brewers stand. In addition to Braun, Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez are within striking distance of starting spots. Jonathan Lucroy is among the leaders at catcher, but he's behind by a much wider margin than he should be. There's still more than a month of voting to go, so a lot can change. The first update at least gives us an idea of where everyone stands.

Cram Session

All-Star Voting

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 28-26 Nashville 7, Colorado Springs 2 Colorado Springs @ Nashville
Huntsville Stars AA 36-17 Huntsville 2, Tennessee 1 Tennessee @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 26-25 St. Lucie 3, Brevard County 2 Brevard County @ St. Lucie
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 24-28 Cedar Rapids 5, Wisconsin 2 Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids

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 32 22 -
Cardinals 29 24 2.5
Reds 23 28 7.5
Pirates 23 29 8
Cubs 19 32 11.5

Today's Division Games

  • Giants (Ryan Vogelsong) @ Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) - 7:15 pm
  • Reds (Tony Cingrani) @ Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter) - 8:40 pm
  • Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Dodgers (Dan Haren) - 9:10 pm
  • Cubs have the day off.

Today's Action

After playing sixteen straight games, the Brewers have today off.  They return to action tomorrow as they start a three-game series against the Cubs.