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.
- David Schoenfield of ESPN looks through the first round of All-Star voting and lists who he thinks should make the NL team.
- Mize Oz of Big League Stew has a list of five NL players that aren't getting enough love so far from the voters.
- Aramis Ramirez is continuing his rehab, and Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com reports he will go on a minor-league rehab assignment this weekend.
- Jean Segura has been in the leadoff spot for about a week now, and has been thriving there. McCalvy has details on Ron Roenicke's thinking for the move.
- There was a technical issue during yesterday's game in the replay system, which resulted in a call that couldn't be challenged by the manager. Adam McCalvy has more details on the situation.
- Reports came out about Khris Davis receiving a death threat over Twitter recently. Enrique Bakemeyer of The Brewers Bar asks what the appropriate response should be to a death threat.
- With Wei-Chung Wang struggling in games, Ron Roenicke needed to find a way to get him some work. He pitched a simulated game yesterday to get some work in.
- The 2014 Scripps Spelling Bee is in progress, and Jeremy Blachman of NotGraphs has his own spelling bee for MLB fans.
- Justin Schultz of Reviewing the Brew has five opinions on the month of May for the Brewers.
- The Brewers had their annual S.C.O.R.E. day on Wednesday, and John of the John & Cait blog has details on the day.
- AJ Bombers special burger for the current homestand is Braun's Bacon Double Burger, and the John & Cait blog has a review of it.
Minor League Update
|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
- Tom Gorzelanny pitched a perfect inning on eight pitches for Nashville last night, with no strikeouts.
- Marcus Young of Miller Park Prospects has an article answering some questions about the Brewers minor league system.
- Over on FanGraphs, Mark Hulet looks through the NL Central and some prospects of note for each team.
Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.
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.
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.