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What we learned: August 14, 2014

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Today's lessons include similarities between the Cubs & Brewers, the truth behind the Brewers struggles to hit bad pitchers, and the truth of clutch and confidence.

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Yesterday's Results

Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Kyle Lohse wasn't pitching his best yesterday, and an injury didn't help him at all. He gave up four runs in three innings before being removed from the game due to a sprained ankle. Marco Estrada came in and kept the Brewers in the game, but the offense couldn't recover. Home runs from Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado were the only scoring for the Brewers in the loss.

Cram Session

From BCB

The Pitching

The Offense

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 67-57 Nashville 13, El Paso 3 Nashville @ El Paso
Huntsville Stars AA 71-51 Tennessee 6, Huntsville 5 Huntsville @ Tennessee
Brevard County Manatees A+ 60-55 OFF Daytona @ Brevard County (DH)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 65-55 Wisconsin 6, Clinton 2 Clinton @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 27-36 DSL Brewers 4, DSL Braves 2 DSL Braves @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 20-35 Helena 3, Idaho Falls 0 Idaho Falls @ Helena
AZL Brewers R 18-24 AZL Giants 4, AZL Brewers 3
AZL Giants 8, AZL Brewers 2
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News & Notes

Division Update

Team W L GB
Brewers 66 55 -
Pirates 64 56 1.5
Cardinals 63 56 2
Reds 60 60 5.5
Cubs 52 67 13

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Francisco Liriano) @ Tigers (Max Scherzer) - 12:08 pm
  • Padres (Eric Stults) @ Cardinals (John Lackey) - 7:15 pm
  • Reds (Alfredo Simon) @ Rockies (Jorge de la Rosa) - 7:40 pm

Today's Action

The Brewers try to salvage a split in the finale of the four-game series in Chicago. Mike Fiers faces Edwin Jackson in the afternoon game at Wrigley Field. First pitch is at 1:20 pm, and Caitlin Swieca of MLB.com has the preview.