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What we learned: July 18, 2014

Today's lessons include first half reviews and second half previews, as well as Brewers roster moves.

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Roster moves dominated the day yesterday.

With the Brewers preparing to return to action yesterday, a few roster moves came up in preparation of that. The first move is technically just a return for now, as Jean Segura is expected to meet the team in Washington today. It is not certain whether or not Segura will be activated today, and how much he will play right away. However, the Brewers did make space for him on the roster by sending Jeff Bianchi to the disabled list. Bianchi had been dealing with an elbow sprain before the All-Star Break, and it has not healed enough yet for him to return. This will also allow the Brewers to keep Elian Herrera up for now to see if he can build off of his five-hit game.

The final move was the return of Irving Falu, who the Brewers claimed back off of waivers from the Padres. Falu had made a few appearances with the team earlier this season, but was sent back to Nashville and then removed from the 40-man roster, which put him on waivers where the Padres claimed him. For now, Falu will report to Nashville, but he could make another appearance with the Brewers soon.

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Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 51-47 Wed: All-Star Break
Thu: Nashville @ Oklahoma City (PPD)
Fri: Nashville @ Oklahoma City (DH)
Sat: Nashville @ Oklahoma City
Sun: Nashville @ Oklahoma City
Huntsville Stars AA 59-38 Wed: Huntsville 6, Tennessee 4
Thu: Tennessee 4, Huntsville 1
Fri: Tennessee @ Huntsville
Sat: Tennessee @ Huntsville
Sun: Tennessee @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 50-37 Wed: Brevard County @ St. Lucie (PPD)
Thu: Brevard County 6, St. Lucie 1
Thu: St. Lucie 3, Brevard County 2
Fri: St. Lucie @ Brevard County
Sat: St. Lucie @ Brevard County
Sun: Brevard County @ Fort Myers
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 50-45 Wed: Wisconsin 6, Bowling Green 3
Thu: Bowling Green 8, Wisconsin 2
Fri: Bowling Green @ Wisconsin
Sat: Dayton @ Wisconsin
Sun: Dayton @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 19-22 Wed: DSL Tigers 11, DSL Brewers 5
Thu: DSL Brewers 6, DSL Blue Jays 0
Fri: DSL Brewers @ DSL Blue Jays
Sat: All-Star Break
Helena Brewers R 12-18 Wed: Orem 10, Helena 7
Thu: Helena 15, Orem 7
Fri: Orem @ Helena
Sat: Grand Junction @ Helena
Sun: Grand Junction @ Helena
AZL Brewers R 12-10 Wed: AZL Indians 19, AZL Brewers 1
Thu: AZL Brewers 6, AZL Indians 4
Fri: AZL Cubs @ AZL Brewers
Sat: AZL Brewers @ AZL Cubs

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 53 43 -
Cardinals 52 44 1
Reds 51 44 1.5
Pirates 49 46 3.5
Cubs 40 54 12

This Weekend's Division Games

  • Dodgers @ Cardinals
    Friday: Dan Haren vs. Lance Lynn - 7:15 pm
    Saturday: Zack Greinke vs. Joe Kelly - 3:05 pm
    Sunday: Clayton Kershaw vs. Carlos Martinez - 7:05 pm
  • Reds @ Yankees
    Friday: Mike Leake vs. David Phelps - 6:05 pm
    Saturday: Alfredo Simon vs. Brandon McCarthy - 12:05 pm
    Sunday: Johnny Cueto vs. Hiroki Kuroda -  12:05 pm
  • Rockies @ Pirates
    Friday: Jorge de la Rosa vs. Francisco Liriano - 6:05 pm
    Saturday: Brett Anderson vs. Charlie Morton - 6:05 pm
    Sunday: Tyler Matzek vs. Jeff Locke - 12:35 pm
  • Diamondbacks @ Cubs
    Friday: Edwin Jackson vs. Trevor Cahill - 8:40 pm
    Saturday: Travis Wood vs. Wade Miley - 7:10 pm
    Sunday: Jake Arrieta vs. Josh Collmenter - 3:10 pm

This Weekend's Action

The Brewers return to action this weekend in Washington D.C. for a three-game series against the Nationals. Here are the weekend's pitching matchups:

Friday: Kyle Lohse vs. Stephen Strasburg - 6:05 pm
Saturday: Matt Garza vs. Gio Gonzalez - 6:05 pm
Sunday: Yovani Gallardo vs. Doug Fister - 12:35 pm