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What we learned: August 28, 2014

Today's lessons include a tough loss, a Triple-A affiliate change, and some notes on pitching.

Denis Poroy

Yesterday's Results

Padres 3, Brewers 2

The Brewers and Padres played in a pitcher's duel for six innings before the Brewers final broke through with two runs in the seventh. However, the Padres responded with a run in the seventh, then tied the game in the ninth before winning it in the tenth.

Cram Session

Stories from BCB

Pitching Notes

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 74-64 Sacramento 8, Nashville 5 Nashville @ Round Rock
Huntsville Stars AA 75-60 OFF Mississippi @ Huntsville
Brevard County Manatees A+ 71-60 Brevard County 3, Lakeland 2 Lakeland @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 70-64 Burlington 1, Wisconsin 0 Burlington @ Wisconsin
Helena Brewers R 22-44 Missoula 11, Helena 4 Helena @ Great Falls (DH)
AZL Brewers R 24-30 AZL Dodgers 19, AZL Brewers 7
AZL Brewers 4, AZL Dodgers 3
AZL Brewers @ AZL Dodgers

Playoff Notes

  • Nashville Sounds - Have fallen three games behind Memphis for a playoff spot. Elimination number is four.
  • Huntsville Stars - Clinched first-half playoff spot.
  • Brevard County Manatees - Four games out of a playoff spot, elimination number is one.
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers - Two games ahead for a playoff spot, five games remain.
  • Helena Brewers - Eight and a half games out of a playoff spot, elimination number is two.
  • AZL Brewers - Final game of regular season today. If the AZL Brewers win, they are in the playoffs. If they lose, they are eliminated from contention.

News & Notes

Division Update

Team W L GB E#
Brewers 73 60 - -
Cardinals 71 61 1.5 29
Pirates 69 64 4 26
Reds 64 69 9 21
Cubs 59 73 13.5 17

Today's Division Games

  • Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ Reds (Dylan Axelrod) - 11:35 am
  • Cardinals & Pirates have the day off.

Today's Action

The Brewers have the day off before starting a stretch of 17 games in a row. The stretch starts with a three-game series in San Francisco tomorrow.