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What we learned: June 3, 2014

Today's lessons include the MLB draft, the batting lineup, and more.

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Yesterday's Results

Brewers 6, Twins 2

Matt Garza finally put together a good start while getting some run support. He pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out eight and walking two while giving up six hits. Meanwhile, the offense came together,  taking a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning and expanding it to 4-0 from a Mark Reynolds home run. Jonathan Lucroy also added a solo home run in the win.

We got an intro to the MLB Draft yesterday.

We're now two days away from the MLB First Year Player Draft. There's a lot to know about the draft before it starts on Thursday. Yesterday, Derek ran down how the draft works and what to expect. There's a lot to know about the draft, including how the picks will work, how much the Brewers have to spend on signings, and the extra picks the Brewers will get. It's good to know all of this as you prepare for the draft at the end of this week.

Cram Session

MLB Draft

The Batting Order

Power Rankings

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 32-27 Nashville 4, Iowa 1 Iowa @ Nashville
Huntsville Stars AA 39-19 Jackson 9, Huntsville 4 Huntsville @ Jackson
Brevard County Manatees A+ 29-27 Charlotte 2, Brevard County 1
Brevard County 3, Charlotte 0
Brevard County @ Charlotte
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 26-31 Quad Cities 7, Wisconsin 4
Wisconsin 4, Quad Cities 3
DSL Brewers R 1-1 DSL Tigers 11, DSL Brewers 7 DSL Angels @ DSL Brewers

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 35 23 -
Cardinals 30 28 5
Pirates 27 30 7.5
Reds 27 30 7.5
Cubs 20 34 13

Today's Division Games

  • Giants (Tim Lincecum) @ Reds (Homer Bailey) - 6:10 pm
  • Royals (James Shields) @ Cardinals (Jaime Carcia) - 6:15 pm
  • Mets (Zach Wheeler) @ Cubs (Jake Arrieta) - 7:05 pm
  • Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Padres (Jesse Hahn) - 9:10 pm

Today's Action

The Brewers conclude their homestand tonight with their second game in their series against the Twins. Yovani Gallardo starts for the Brewers and Samuel Deduno goes for the Twins. First pitch is at the traditional 7:10 pm start time, and Alex Smith of has the preview.

Don't forget to make predictions for Prognostikeggers as well.