Brewers 5, Reds 1
Mark Reynolds went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI to break out of his slump, hitting two home runs in the process. It was more than enough to back Kyle Lohse, who pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed only one run. The Brewers swept the series, holding the Reds to a total of 6 runs in the process.
The Brewers got the fourth pick in the first round of the competitive balance lottery.
Yesterday, the competitive balance lottery for the 2015 draft was held. The Brewers ended up getting the fourth pick in the first competitive balance round. This is big for the team for several reasons. The obvious reason is that it's an extra first round pick in the next draft. It also helps the team out for other reasons. The Brewers could trade the pick as part of a package to get a players, if they want. Even if they hold on to it, it will be extra money in the draft pool for next year that they could use. Regardless of what they do, it will help the team.
- With his start yesterday, Aramis Ramirez played in his 2000th career game.
- Jeremy Jeffress made his second Brewers debut yesterday, pitching a 1-2-3 inning to finish the game. Ryan Topp of Disciples of Uecker projects what Jeffress will do going forward.
- Reviewing the Brew has a discussion going about who should be the leadoff batter for the Brewers.
- Jean Segura has had his struggles this year, but they weren't completely unpredictable. Jeff Wiser of Beyond the Box Score looks at why Segura's problems this year could be seen coming.
- Should the Brewers trade for Adam Dunn? Miller Park Drunk makes the argument for why they should trade for him.
- Which pitchers have been lucky and which have been unlucky? Jonathan Judge of Disciples of Uecker uses one statistical method to analyze who's lucky and unlucky.
- Steven Jewell of Reviewing the Brewers has a profile on Zach Duke.
- Is the second wild-card spot fool's gold? Dave Cameron of FanGraphs makes a case for not going all out to get that spot.
- We've heard plenty about the pitch-framing ability of Jonathan Lucroy. However, Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs takes a minute to look at the victims of good pitch framing.
- Tim Dillard has some rules for music in the clubhouse on his blog.
- Enrique Bakemeyer of The Brewers Bar asks if having the health department approve the reopening of Friday's Front Row makes you feel safe.
Minor League Update
|Nashville Sounds||AAA||55-50||Nashville 5, Colorado Springs 2||Colorado Springs @ Nashville|
|Huntsville Stars||AA||62-41||Jackson 8, Huntsville 3||Huntsville @ Jackson|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||51-43||Fort Myers 9, Brevard County 2||Palm Beach @ Brevard County|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||53-47||Wisconsin 8, Lake County 4||Wisconsin @ Lake County|
|DSL Brewers||R||20-25||DSL Braves 8, DSL Brewers 3||DSL Braves @ DSL Brewers|
|Helena Brewers||R||13-23||Great Falls 7, Helena 4||Helena @ Great Falls|
|AZL Brewers||R||14-13||AZL Brewers 16, AZL Athletics 6||AZL Brewers @ AZL Angels|
Today's Division Games
- Padres (Tyson Ross) @ Cubs (Edwin Jackson) - 7:05 pm
- Pirates, Cardinals, and Reds have the day off.
The Brewers start a four-game series against the Mets tonight. Game 1 features Matt Garza against Dillon Gee. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Matt Slovin of MLB.com has the preview.