The Brewers built up an early 4-1 lead, but couldn't tack on any more runs beyond that in support of starter Wily Peralta. The Blue Jays would end up rallying to tie the game at 4, and then hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth off Brandon Kintzler to win the game.
The Brewers made the Gilbert Lara signing official.
After months of speculation and waiting, the international free agency period opened yesterday. The Brewers made the move that had been reported for a while, signing Gilbert Lara to a deal with a $3.2 million signing bonus. This easily shatters their previous high of a $800,000 signing bonus for a player, and also puts them way over their soft cap limit for international free agents. It's a much different approach to the international market than we have seen in the past for the Brewers. It's definitely a big move, but it's also one that will prevent them from making other moves in the market in future seasons. We will have to see how this plays out.
Yesterday's Stories from BCB
- Our midseason review series continued with Derek's take on the first half of the season.
- Noah had some thoughts on Doug Mevin's comments about the trade deadline.
- With Toronto now off the list, Kyle looked at the other five ballparks in MLB that the Brewers haven't visited this decade.
- Fred pulled together a Confirmation Bias article after the sweep in Toronto.
- On Beyond the Box Score, Justin Schultz looks at how Kyle Lohse has become one of MLB's most consistent starters.
- Meanwhile, on Reviewing the Brew, they continued their series of player profiles with Kyle Lohse.
- There's only about 15 hours left in voting for the All-Star Game. John & Cait have a reminder of what's at stake in the vote.
- Could Francisco Rodriguez end up on the team? Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel looks at the case that Rodriguez has built this year.
- Both Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons were ejected in a span of a few minutes in the eight inning.
- There were two challenges in yesterday's game, and both went the Brewers way.
- Khris Davis was held out yesterday due to an injury, but Adam McCalvy notes that he is expected back for the start of the Reds series on Friday.
- Aaron Somers of Call to the Pen profiled the Brewers and what their situation is with the trade deadline approaching.
- Mark Reynolds has hit a bit of a slump lately. Adam McCalvy looked at the power outage that Reynolds is going through right now.
- Craig Robinson of NotGraphs has eighteen paintings of ballparks, including one of Miller Park.
Minor League Update
|Nashville Sounds||AAA||46-41||Nashville 5, Memphis 0||Memphis @ Nashville|
|Huntsville Stars||AA||53-31||Mississippi 5, Huntsville 1||Huntsville @ Mississippi|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||46-33||Brevard County 4, Daytona 3||Brevard County @ Daytona|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||43-39||Cedar Rapids 6, Wisconsin 1||Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin|
|DSL Brewers||R||15-13||DSL Brewers 18, DSL Yankees2 5||DSL Tigers @ DSL Brewers|
|Helena Brewers||R||7-9||Great Falls 3, Helena 1||Helena @ Great Falls|
|AZL Brewers||R||7-4||AZL Brewers 4, AZL Athletics 2||AZL Angels @ AZL Brewers|
News & Notes
- Jimmy Nelson continued his great year for Nashville yesterday, pitching 6 2/3 scorless innings in Nashville's win over Memphis.
Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.
Today's Division Games
- Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) @ Giants (Madison Bumgarner) - 2:45 pm
(Free Game of the Day on MLB TV)
- Diamondbacks (Brandon McCarthy) @ Pirates (Vance Worley) - 6:05 pm
- Reds and Cubs have the day off.
The Brewers have the day off today. They return to action tomorrow and start a three-game series in Cincinnati against the Reds.