Marco Estrada had another rough start last night. He started the night out by giving up a two-run home run to Chase Utley, then struggled through a total of five innings. The Brewers offense struggled again as well, only managing to put up two runs. They had plenty of chances to score, but could never get anything else going as they lost their sixth game in their last seven.
Kyle Lohse still has a chance to make the All-Star team.
While Kyle Lohse didn't make the All-Star team on Sunday, he still has a chance to be a replacement pitcher on the team. A few pitchers always drop from the team each year, meaning he could still be a replacement. Yesterday, Noah looked at the chances of Lohse being named as a replacement. There's a lot of competition among pitchers this year, and it could be a long shot to make the team. However, there's always a chance it could happen.
The Brewers acquired more money in the international signing pool.
The Brewers still have not announced the Gilbert Lara signing, and it appears that the Brewers are trying to gain some cap space to avoid penalties. Yesterday, they acquired some space, trading low-A reliever Rodolfo Fernandez to the Athletics for the bonus at the 57th slot. It doesn't cover the whole difference between the slot and Lara's contract, but it will get them into a lower penalty range at least. They may try to acquire more money through another trade, but for now at least they have more money.
More from BCB
- Derek put together a preview of the Phillies series.
- Kyle started a new tracker on BCB last night, tracking the historical rate that Marco Estrada is giving up home runs.
- More trade rumors are coming out, and the most recent ones revolve around Jake Peavy from the Red Sox.
- SB Nation has a new sponsorship with FanDuel, who is debuting their new baseball game.
- MLB.com has the Brewers at #3.
- ESPN dropped the Brewers one spot to #3
- Sports Illustrated put the Brewers at #4.
- FOX Sports placed the Brewers at #5.
- Scott Lindholm of Beyond the Box Score looked at the third base position around baseball, noting Aramis Ramirez is worth what the Brewers are paying him.
- Adam Weiser of Disciples of Uecker breaks down the current state of the Brewers right-handed relievers.
- The Double Clutch at Miller Park is offering Philly Cheesesteaks during the Phillies series.
- The Brewers are adding another all-fan giveaway to the calendar, giving away a Hank beach towel on August 6.
- Here's an interesting idea that could end up at Miller Park one day: Pay-per-ounce self-serve beer stations. They will be at the All-Star Game in Minnesota next week.
Minor League Update
|Nashville Sounds||AAA||48-44||Memphis 2, Nashville 1||Nashville @ Memphis|
|Huntsville Stars||AA||55-34||Huntsville 6, Jackson 2||Jackson @ Huntsville|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||46-35||Clearwater 3, Brevard County 0
Clearwater 7, Brevard County 3
|Brevard County @ Lakeland|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||45-41||OFF||Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids|
|DSL Brewers||R||17-15||DSL Brewers 10, DSL Blue Jays 6||DSL Pirates @ DSL Brewers|
|Helena Brewers||R||9-12||OFF||Helena @ Orem|
|AZL Brewers||R||8-7||AZL Giants 6, AZL Brewers 3||AZL Giants @ AZL Brewers|
News & Notes
- Baseball America released their midseason top 50 prospect list, and Jimmy Nelson came in at #38.
Check out morineko's daily minor league update for a more in-depth look at yesterday's minor league results.
Today's Division Games
- Cubs (Travis Wood) @ Reds (TBA) - 1:10 pm
- Cubs (TBA) @ Reds (TBA) - 7:10 pm
- Pirates (Vance Worley) @ Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) - 7:15 pm
The Brewers continue their series against the Phillies tonight at Miller Park. Kyle Kendrick faces off against Wily Peralta in Game 2 of the series. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and MLB.com has the preview.