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What we learned: August 13, 2014

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Today's lessons include outfielder versatility, a potential rotation conundrum, and baseball terms.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Cubs 3, Brewers 0

Wily Peralta pitched a good game, going 7 1/3 innings and allowing three runs, seven hits, and two walks. However, the Brewers offense was stagnant and had a total of six hits. Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs bullpen pitched well enough to get the shutout and keep the Brewers subdued.

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 66-57 El Paso 8, Nashville 2 Nashville @ El Paso
Huntsville Stars AA 71-50 Huntsville 5, Tennessee 2 Huntsville @ Tennessee
Brevard County Manatees A+ 60-55 Brevard County 5, Daytona 1
Daytona 3, Brevard County 2
OFF
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 64-55 Clinton 4, Wisconsin 2 Clinton @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 26-36 DSL Blue Jays 12, DSL Brewers 3 DSL Brewers @ DSL Braves
Helena Brewers R 19-35 Idaho Falls 3, Helena 1 OFF
AZL Brewers R 18-23 AZL Giants @ AZL Brewers (PPD) AZL Giants vs AZL Brewers (DH)

News & Notes

Division Update

Team W L GB
Brewers 66 54 -
Pirates 64 55 1.5
Cardinals 62 56 3
Reds 60 59 5.5
Cubs 51 67 14

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Vance Worley) @ Tigers (Buck Farmer) - 6:08 pm
  • Cardinals (Justin Masterson) @ Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi) - 6:10 pm
  • Red Sox (Anothony Ranaudo) @ Reds (Mike Leake) - 11:35 am

Today's Action

The Brewers continue their series against the Cubs tomorrow evening. Kyle Lohse faces Tsuyoshi Wada in the third game of the series. First pitch is at 7:05 pm, and David Adler of MLB.com has the preview.