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What we learned: August 22, 2014

Today's lessons include Lucroy for MVP, bullpen life, and some reflections.

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Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

The Brewers had the day off.

Cram Session

From BCB

Jonathan Lucroy for MVP

Pitching Notes

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 72-60 Fresno 8, Nashville 4
Nashville 7, Fresno 0
Fri: Fresno @ Nashville
Sat: Fresno @ Nashville
Sun: Sacramento @ Nashville
Huntsville Stars AA 74-56 Jackson 3, Huntsville 2 Fri: Huntsville @ Mobile
Sat: Huntsville @ Mobile
Sun: Huntsville @ Mobile
Brevard County Manatees A+ 65-59 Tampa 10, Brevard County 6 Fri: Brevard County @ Clearwater (DH)
Sat: Brevard County @ Clearwater
Sun: Brevard County @ Clearwater
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 67-61 Peoria 3, Wisconsin 1 Fri: Wisconsin @ Peoria
Sat: Wisconsin @ Peoria
Sun: Beloit @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 27-43 DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL Brewers 3 Fri: DSL Braves @ DSL Brewers
Sat: DSL Brewers @ DSL Braves
Helena Brewers R 22-39 Great Falls 2, Helena 0 Fri: Great Falls @ Helena
Sat: Great Falls @ Helena
Sun: Billings @ Helena
AZL Brewers R 20-28 AZL Brewers @ AZL Indians (PPD) Fri: AZL Brewers @ AZL Cubs
Sat: AZL Cubs @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

  • The list of Brewers players that will play in the Arizona Fall League is starting to take shape. Yesterday, Nick Ramirez of Huntsville tweeted that he will play in the league.
  • Michael Trzinski of Reviewing the Brew continues to look at the best teams in Brewers farm history with the 1986 El Paso Diablos.
  • After a rough start following his promotion to Nashville, Taylor Jungmann has become a very solid pitcher for the Sounds. Teddy Cahill of notes that Jungmann won his fourth straight decisionwith six scoreless innings on Thursday.

Division Update

Team W L GB E#
Brewers 71 56 - -
Cardinals 69 57 1.5 35
Pirates 65 62 6 30
Reds 61 67 10.5 25
Cubs 55 72 16 20

This Weekend's Division Games

  • Cardinals @ Phillies
    Friday: Adam Wainwright vs. Kyle Kendrick - 6:05 pm
    Saturday: Shelby Miller vs. David Buchanan - 6:05 pm
    Sunday: Justin Masterson vs. Jerome Williams - 12:35 pm
  • Braves @ Reds
    Friday: Mike Minor vs. Mat Latos - 6:10 pm
    Saturday: Ervin Santana vs. Mike Leake - 6:10 pm
    Sunday: Aaron Harang vs. Alfredo Simon - 12:10 pm
  • Orioles @ Cubs
    Friday: Kevin Gausman vs. Jake Arrieta - 1:20 pm
    Saturday: Bud Norris vs. Kyle Hendricks - 1:20 pm
    Sunday: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Tsuyoshi Wada - 1:20 pm

This Weekend's Action

The Brewers and Pirates face off in a three-game series over the weekend. Here are the starting pitcher matchups:

Friday: Jeff Locke vs. Yovani Gallardo - 7:10 pm
Edinson Volquez vs. Wily Peralta - 6:10 pm
Sunday: Vance Worley vs. Mike Fiers - 1:10 pm