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What we learned: August 15, 2014

Today's lessons include a new MLB commissioner and more.

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 6, Cubs 2

It was the Mike Fiers show on Thursday afternoon. He only pitched six innings, but they were scoreless innings in which he struck out 14 of the 22 batters he faced. The only thing he couldn't do was provide offense, but the rest of the lineup helped with that. They got two runs in the first and put up five in the first four innings to provide more than enough offense, and the Cubs were held to two unearned runs in the seventh inning.

Rob Manfred is elected as the next MLB Commissioner.

While the Brewers were playing yesterday, owner meetings were going on in Baltimore. One of the topics was the election of the new MLB Commissioner. The field had been narrowed to two, and voting took place during the day. The first votes were in Manfred's favor, but not at the 75% needed (which prompted Derek to state his case to be the next commissioner). In the end, a few votes were swayed, and Rob Manfred was elected unanimously as the next MLB Commissioner. After the vote was done, reports started coming out about who originally voted against Manfred, with the Brewers as one of them. However, they also stated that Mark Attanasio was the one to give Manfred the last vote he needed to become commissioner. What's true and what's not is tough to say in these reports, but what we know is this. When Bud Selig steps down after the season is done, Rob Manfred will be the new boss.

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday This Weekend
Nashville Sounds AAA 68-57 Nashville 4, El Paso 2 Fri: Nashville @ El Paso
Sat: Nashville @ Albuquerque
Sun: Nashville @ Albuquerque
Huntsville Stars AA 71-52 Tennessee 1, Huntsville 0 Fri: Huntsville @ Tennessee
Sat: Huntsville @ Tennessee
Sun: Jackson @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 61-56 Daytona 6, Brevard County 2
Brevard County 2, Daytona 1
Fri: Brevard County @ Dunedin
Sat: Brevard County @ Dunedin
Sun: Brevard County @ Dunedin
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 65-56 Clinton 10, Wisconsin 0 Fri: Kane County @ Wisconsin
Sat: Kane County @ Wisconsin
Sun: Kane County @ WIsconsin
DSL Brewers R 27-37 DSL Braves 11, DSL Brewers 8 Fri: DSL Mets2 @ DSL Brewers
Sat: DSL Brewers @ DSL Mets2
Helena Brewers R 20-36 Idaho Falls 14, Helena 1 Fri: Ogden @ Helena
Sat: Ogden @ Helena
Sun: Ogden @ Helena
AZL Brewers R 18-25 OFF Fri: AZL White Sox @ AZL Brewers
Sat: AZL Brewers @ AZL White Sox
Sun: AZL D-backs @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

Division Update

Team W L GB
Brewers 67 55 -
Cardinals 64 56 2
Pirates 64 57 2.5
Reds 60 61 6.5
Cubs 52 68 14

This Weekend's Division Games

  • Padres @ Cardinals
    Friday: Tyson Ross vs. Lance Lynn - 7:15 pm
    Saturday: Jesse Hahn vs. Shelby Miller - 7:15 pm
    Sunday: Odrisamer Despaigne vs. Adam Wainwright - 1:15 pm
  • Pirates @ Nationals
    Friday: Charlie Morton vs. Tanner Roark - 6:05 pm
    Saturday: Jeff Locke vs. Gio Gonzalez - 6:05 pm
    Sunday: Edinson Volquez vs. Doug Fister - 4:05 pm
  • Reds @ Rockies
    Friday: Johnny Cueto vs. Franklin Morales - 7:40 pm
    Saturday: TBD vs. Jordan Lyles - 7:10 pm
    Sunday: Mat Latos vs. Yohan Flande - 3:10 pm
  • Cubs @ Mets
    Friday: Travis Wood vs. Zack Wheeler - 6:10 pm
    Saturday: Dan Straily vs. Jon Niese - 6:10 pm
    Sunday: Jake Arrieta vs. Rafael Montero - 12:10 pm

This Weekend's Action

It's round two of Brewers vs. Dodgers, and this time, it takes place in Los Angeles. The Brewers have a tough set of games ahead to finish this seven-game road trip. Here are the matchups for the weekend:

Friday: Jimmy Nelson vs. Zack Greinke - 9:10 pm
Yovani Gallardo vs. Clayton Kershaw - 8:10 pm
Wily Peralta vs. Dan Haren - 3:10 pm