Changing venues didn't do much to improve the Brewers fortunes. After an early 1-0 lead, Marco Estrada gave up his customary home run to give the Twins a 3-1 lead. The Twins would improve their lead to 4-1, but Aramis Ramirez made his return known with a three-run home run of his own to tie the game at 4. However, the Twins got to the Brewers bullpen in the seventh inning, scoring two runs off of Will Smith (charge to Brandon Kintzler) to take a 6-4 lead that they would not relinquish.
More picks to watch for came out yesterday, along with a look at the past.
It's the first day of the MLB First Year Player Draft today. The Brewers will make three selections today, and then we get to speculate on those picks until round 3 starts tomorrow. Who could the Brewers end up taking? Derek had a list of additional prospects to watch yesterday, some of which could be targets for the Brewers. We don't know what to expect at this point, but we can still speculate on what we would like to see. Meanwhile, Jordan also looked at previous drafts and what we thought about those. Some picks we were right on, some were wrong, and some are still undecided. It's always tough looking at a draft, and we won't know the results for a few years at least. At least, for a day, we can dream that things are going to get better (and then hope that the prospects come through).
- Brad Krause of Miller Park Prospects has a primer running down the basics behind the MLB Draft.
- Tyler Drenon of MLB Daily Dish conducted his third and final mock draft, and has the Brewers picking Indiana C/1B Kyle Schwarber in the first round.
- Aramis Ramirez returned yesterday and batted fifth, and Adam McClavy noted that his flexibility shows some versatility in the Brewers lineup.
- Khris Davis got the day off yesterday, and Adam McCalvy looked at how hot he has been in the past two weeks.
- FanGraphs looks at playoff odds two months into the season, and notes that the Brewers have slightly increased their chances since their last update.
- Miller Park Drunk has nine facts about the Brewers that will blow your mind.
- The Brewers will unveil their new "Brewers Wall of Honor" on Friday, June 13. John & Cait have details on the event.
- Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday made another appearance yesterday. The John & Cait blog has the video.
Minor League Update
|Nashville Sounds||AAA||32-28||OFF||Nashville @ Memphis|
|Huntsville Stars||AA||40-20||Huntsville 7, Jackson 5||Mobile @ Huntsville|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||30-28||Brevard County 3, Bradenton 1||Bradenton @ Brevard County|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||27-31||Wisconsin 6, Cedar Rapids 4||Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin|
|DSL Brewers||R||3-1||DSL Brewers 1, DSL Angels 0||DSL Blue Jays @ DSL Brewers|
News & Notes
- Between three different Brewers affiliates, fifteen Brewers minor-league players were selected as All-Stars for their respective league's All-Star game. Brad Krause of Miller Park Prospects has the full details on the players honored.
- Teddy Cahill of MLB.com notes that Brewers minor league outfielder Mitch Haniger homered twice for Huntsville on Wednesday.
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 (Madison Bumgarner) vs. Reds (Mike Leake) - 11:35 am
- Mets (Jacob deGrom) vs. Cubs (Travis Wood) - 6:05 pm
- Cardinals (Michael Wacha) vs. Royals (Yordano Ventura) - 7:10 pm
- Pirates have the day off.
The Brewers conclude their series against the Twins tonight, looking for a season split. Wily Peralta will start for the Brewers, and Kevin Correia starts for the Twins. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Alex Smith of MLB.com has the preview.