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What we learned: July 24, 2014

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Today's lessons include a new draft pick, statistical analysis, and music selection.

Mike McGinnis

Yesterday's Results

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.

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
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

Division Update

Team W L GB
Brewers 57 45 -
Pirates 54 47 2.5
Cardinals 54 47 2.5
Reds 51 50 5.5
Cubs 41 58 14.5

Today's Division Games

  • Padres (Tyson Ross) @ Cubs (Edwin Jackson) - 7:05 pm
  • Pirates, Cardinals, and Reds have the day off.

Today's Action

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.