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What we learned: June 18, 2014

Today's lessons include a trade, an interview, and more.

Christian Petersen

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 7, Diamondbacks 5

The Diamondbacks built an early 3-0 lead, and Kyle Lohse allowed four runs (three earned) in six innings of work. The Diamondbacks took a 4-2 lead into the seventh inning, with both Brewers runs coming on solo home runs. In the seventh inning, the lead was closed to 4-3 with a Jean Segura triple and Elian Herrera sacrifice fly, and then Lyle Overbay singled and Scooter Gennett doubled to put runners on second and third. Ryan Braun followed and got two pitches thrown at him, the first going behind and the second hitting him in the left hip. Arizona pitcher Evan Marshall was ejected, and Brad Ziegler came in to pitch to Jonathan Lucroy. Lucroy hit the first pitch out of the park for a grand slam, giving the Brewers a 7-4 lead. Francisco Rodriguez would give up a run in the ninth, but the Brewers would hold on after that to win 7-5.

Brad Mills was traded to Oakland.

Brad Mills opt-out date came on Sunday, and the Brewers offered him to all other MLB teams as part of his contract. One team took the Brewers up on their offer, and Brad Mills was sent to Oakland for $1. We don't know the full reasons behind this, but what was obvious was that Mills didn't have a spot in Milwaukee. At best, he was eighth on the starting pitcher depth chart in Milwuakee. This will give him a chance to catch on somewhere else, and at least the Brewers sent him somewhere that he won't be competing against them.

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 38-35 Las Vegas 8, Nashville 7 Nashville @ Las Vegas
Huntsville Stars AA 46-24 All-Star Break
Brevard County Manatees A+ 35-30 Brevard County 10, Dunedin 5 Dunedin @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 36-33 All-Star Break
DSL Brewers R 10-5 DSL Brewers 14, DSL Braves 8 DSL Braves @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 1-1 Helena 9, Missoula 2 Missoula @ Helena

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 43 29 -
Cardinals 39 32 3.5
Reds 34 35 7.5
Pirates 34 36 8
Cubs 29 40 12.5

Today's Division Games

  • Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi) - 11:40 am
  • Mets (Bartolo Colon) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) - 12:45 pm
  • Reds (Alfredo Simon) @ Pirates (Edinson Volquez) - 6:05 pm

Today's Action

Game three of the series will take place this evening. Matt Garza gets the start for the Brewers, and Wade Miley starts for the Diamondbacks after being pushed back a day. First pitch is at 8:40 pm, and Grace Raynor of has the preview.