This Weekend's Results
Yovani Gallardo put together a fantastic start, pitching 7 2/3 innings of shutout baseball. The Brewers got two runs, one from an Aramis Ramirez groundout and another from a Carlos Gomez home run. However, the Mets rallied for three runs off of closer Francisco Rodriguez to pull out the win.
Wily Peralta didn't have his best day, but managed to get through six innings allowing only two runs. The offense picked him up, with four different Brewers recording RBIs to provide a balanced offense.
The Brewers couldn't figure out Jacob deGrom, who kept the Brewers in check for 6 1/3 innings and held them to four hits and two walks. It wasted a good start from Jimmy Nelson, who had some early trouble but settled in to pitch 7 innings, allowing only a two-run home run. That was enough offense for the Mets tow in.
Jonathan Lucroy has become the new face of the Brewers franchise.
For years, the Brewers had turned to Ryan Braun to be the face of the franchise. However, recent events have tarnished his image, and while he's still a good player for the Brewers, he isn't the same as he used to be. As Braun's image fell, another star has stepped into that role: Jonathan Lucroy. On Friday, Noah made the argument for why Lucroy is the new face of the franchise. Lucroy has really stepped up this year, becoming one of the best hitters for the Brewers and a MVP candidate. The fans have rallied around Lucroy, and he has become one of the most popular players on the team. He's still young, so hopefully that means he can be the face of this team for many more years.
- Jim Hoehn of MLB.com reports that Doug Melvin has been aggressive looking at the market, but isn't going to force a deal. However, Adam McCalvy notes that history suggests a deal will happen.
- After some early injury issues, Ryan Braun has been recovering and is beginning to look like himself again.
- Following Francisco Rodriguez's blown save on Friday, RD Topp asked about how to solve a problem like Rodriguez.
- Plunk Everyone notes that with his HBP on Friday, Rickie Weeks moved into 47th place on the all-time list with 123.
- There was a delay in the arrival of the Jim Henderson bobbleheads and concern they wouldn't arrive on time, but the trucks got in early Sunday morning and the bobbleheads were ready for distribution.
- Miller Park drunk is a fan of OOTP baseball and decided to take on a new challenge this time: making the Cardinals as bad as possible. It didn't work out as well as he had hoped.
- Will Smith now has a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air themed jersey. Cait of Jonh & Cait explained how that came together.
- Tim Dillard provides an inside look at how Sundays are different for baseball teams.
Minor League Update
Fri: Nashville 2, Oklahoma City 0
Sat: Nashville 8, Oklahoma City 1
Sun: Oklahoma City 6, Nashville 5
|Oklahoma City @ Nashville|
Fri: Jackson 8, Huntsville 3
Sat: Chattanooga 10, Huntsville 6
Sun: Huntsville 8, Chattanooga 4
|Chattanooga @ Huntsville|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||53-45||
Fri: Palm Beach 13, Brevard County 7
Sun: Palm Beach 5, Brevard County 4
Sun: Brevard County 4, Palm Beach 2
|Jupiter @ Brevard County|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||55-49||
Fri: Lake County 2, Wisconsin 1
Sat: Fort Wayne 8, Wisconsin 4
Sun: Wisconsin 5, Fort Wayne 2
|Wisconsin @ Fort Wayne|
Fri: DSL Rangers1 18, DSL Brewers 2
Sat: DSL Rangers1 7, DSL Brewers 4
|DSL Tigers @ DSL Brewers|
Fri: Missoula 22, Helena 5
Sat: Helena 14, Missoula 5
Sun: Helena 10, Missoula 8
|Helena @ Billings|
Sat: AZL Reds 9, AZL Brewers 3
Sun: AZL Brewers 12, AZL Reds 2
|AZL Brewers @ AZL Indians|
News & Notes
- Teddy Cahill of MLB.com has a list of the Brewers top 20 prospects, led by Jimmy Nelson and Tyrone Taylor.
- Brad Krause of Miller Park Prospects has a progress report for several prospects in the Brewers system.
- Michael Trzinski of Reviewing the Brew continued their series on the top farm teams in Brewers history with the 1994 El Paso Diablos.
Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.
- Cardinals @ Cubs
Friday: Cubs 7, Cardinals 6
Saturday: Cardinals 6, Cubs 3
Sunday: Cardinals 1, Cubs 0
- Pirates @ Rockies
Friday: Rockies 8, Pirates 1
Saturday: Rockies 8, Pirates 1
Sunday: Pirates 7, Rockies 5
- Nationals @ Reds
Friday: Nationals 4, Reds 1
Saturday: Reds 1, Nationals 0
Sunday: Nationals 4, Reds 2
Today's Division Games
- Pirates (Vance Worley) @ GIants (Madison Bumgarner) - 9:15 pm
- Diamondbacks (Chase Anderson) @ Reds (Homer Bailey) - 6:10 pm
- Rockies (Yohan Flande) @ Cubs (Tsuyoshi Wada) - 7:05 pm
- Cardinals have the day off.
The Brewers travel to Tampa Bay for the first time since 2005 to face the Rays tonight. Kyle Lohse will open the series for the Brewers, and he will face former Brewers prospect Jake Odorizzi. First pitch is at 6:10 pm, and Steven Petrella of MLB.com has the preview.