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What we learned: August 6, 2014

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Today's lessons include injuries, developing players, and more.

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 4, Giants 3

Gerardo Parra made his first hit as a Brewer count, hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning to give the Brewers a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish. Jimmy Nelson pitched well, though he allowed a three-run home run in the sixth inning to Pablo Sandoval. Carlos Gomez also recorded three RBI in the Brewers win.

Matt Garza went on the disabled list.

Unfortunately, the Brewers had some bad news for us yesterday. The injury to Matt Garza was serious enough for a DL trip, and he was placed on the 15-day DL yesterday. In a corresponding move, Rob Wooten was recalled from Nashville to take his roster spot. This move would seem to suggest that Marco Estrada is returning to the rotation, but the Brewers have not announced their plans yet. It is possible that it could be a minimum DL stint and Garza would only miss 2 starts, but there's no official word yet on what the expected timetable will be.

Cram Session

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 62-56 New Orleans 7, Nashville 1 OFF
Huntsville Stars AA 66-49 OFF Huntsville @ Birmingham
Brevard County Manatees A+ 56-51 Tampa 5, Brevard County 2 Brevard County @ Tampa (DH)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 60-52 Cedar Rapids 9, Wisconsin 0 Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids
DSL Brewers R 24-32 DSL Brewers 2, DSL Braves 0 DSL Marlins @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 17-30 Helena @ Idaho Falls (PPD) Helena @ Idaho Falls (DH)
AZL Brewers R 17-19 AZL Mariners 5, AZL Brewers 3 AZL Mariners @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

Division Update

Team W L GB
Brewers 62 51 -
Cardinals 60 51 1
Pirates 59 53 2.5
Reds 57 56 5
Cubs 48 63 13

Today's Division Games

  • Red Sox (Joe Kelly) @ Cardinals (Shelby Miller) - 7:15 pm
  • Marlins (Tom Koehler) @ Pirates (Jeff Locke) - 6:05 pm
  • Indians (Danny Salazar) @ Reds (Mat Latos) - 6:10 pm
  • Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ Rockies (Jordan Lyles) - 7:40 pm

Today's Action

The Brewers continue their three-game series against the Giants tonight. Yovani Gallardo will try to extend his scoring streak against the Giants and Ryan Vogelsong. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Jackson Alexander of MLB.com has the preview.

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