The Diamondbacks took an early 3-0 lead, but the Brewers responded with a three-run inning thanks to a three-run home run from Khris Davis. Matt Garza pitched 7 2/3 innings, stabilizing after a shaky start to the game. However, beyond the three-run home run, the Brewers offense couldn't get going. That led to the Diamondbacks walking off in the ninth inning from a Gerardo Parra single.
The Diamondbacks made a mistake by going after Ryan Braun.
How ridiculous was it that the Diamondbacks went after Ryan Braun on Tuesday? There's so many reasons why it was a bad move. We got two different opinions on it yesterday. First, Noah looked at the idiocy behind plunking a player. After that, Derek thanked the people that hate Braun so much that they will trade success for revenge. It's a ridiculous move that was made on Tuesday, and it cost the Diamondbacks a win. Hate towards Braun will always be there, but when it's enough for a team to throw a game, it's gone too far.
Brewers vs. Diamondbacks
- Jim McLennan of AZ Snake Pit has a different take on the incident between Evan Marshall and Ryan Braun.
- Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel got Jonathan Lucroy's opinion on throwing at players: It won't happen while he's catching.
- Ryan Topp of Disciples of Uecker found a radio interview from Kirk Gibson asking about a possiblesituation in which he would have a pitcher throw at Ryan Braun.
- David G. Temple of FanGraphs looks at how the Diamondbacks' chances of winning the game were affected by their decision to put Braun on base.
- David Schoenfield of ESPN SweetSpot notes that the Diamondbacks are defending the game and in last place while doing it.
- Miller Park Drunk wonders if the irrational hate toward Ryan Braun will ever end.
- Jess Lemont of The Brewers Bar found some tabasco sauce in the background of Roenicke's interviewfrom Tuesday night.
Jonathan Lucroy vs. Yadier Molina
- Dave Radcliffe of Reviewing the Brew wonders why some fans are so angry at a commercial that was meant to be humorous.
- David Schoenfield of ESPN SweetSpot looks at the debate between Yadier Molina and Jonathan Lucroy.
- Adam McCalvy notes that Jim Henderson threw off of a mound for the first time since his setback yesterday.
- Will Marco Estrada's home run rate even out? Neil Weiberg of Beyond the Box Score thinks that it should balance out as the season goes on.
- The Brewers may have an issue at shortstop. Mike Petrillo of FanGraphs analyzed the position and noticed some very low production for the Brewers.
- Could it be possible to see a Brewers-Royals world series? Grant Brisbee argues that it would be the best possible matchup.
- Jonathan Judge of Disciples of Uecker thinks that the success the Brewers have found in 2014 should lead to a successful 2015 as well.
- Steven Jewell of Reviewing the Brew profiled Scooter Gennett and what to expect from him going forward.
- Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday had another installment yesterday, this time involving the Wang Chung band itself.
Minor League Update
|Nashville Sounds||AAA||38-36||Las Vegas 8, Nashville 2||Nashville @ Las Vegas|
|Huntsville Stars||AA||46-24||All-Star Break||Huntsville @ Pensacola|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||36-30||Brevard County 5, Dunedin 2||Daytona @ Brevard County|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||36-33||All-Star Break||Wisconsin @ Burlington|
|DSL Brewers||R||10-5||DSL Braves @ DSL Brewers*||DSL Brewers @ DSL Astros Orange|
|Helena Brewers||R||1-2||Missoula 5, Helena 4||Billings @ Helena|
(MILB.com didn't record a score for last night's DSL Brewers game.)
News & Notes
- Shawn Zarraga of Huntsville is listed on Fangraphs as one of Carson Cistulli's five most compelling fringe prospects.
- Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com thinks the Brewers had the best draft this year.
Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.
Today's Division Games
- Reds (Homer Bailey) @ Pirates (Jeff Locke) - 11:35 am
- Phillies (David Buchanan) @ Cardinals (Shelby Miller) - 7:15 pm
- Cubs have the day off.
The Brewers conclude their series against the Diamondbacks this afternoon. Yovani Gallardo will match up against Chase Anderson in the series finale. First pitch is at 2:40 pm, and Adam Lichtenstein of MLB.com has the preview.