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What we learned: September 10, 2014

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Today's lessons look at the dark and light sides of the losing streak.

Mike McGinnis

Yesterday's Results

Marlins 6, Brewers 3

Good news: It wasn't the starting pitcher that blew it tonight. Matt Garza did have a rough game, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. However, he kept the team in it. The Marlins took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third, but the Brewers tied it right back up in the bottom of the third. Marlins took another lead in the top of the sixth, but the Brewers tied it again in the bottom of the seventh. It looked like the Brewers were going to break through with the bases loaded in the eighth with no one out, but two straight outs at home and a fly ball ended the threat, and Francisco Rodriguez imploded in the ninth to give the Marlins a 6-3 win.

Cram Session

From BCB

The Darker Side of the Losing Streak

The Lighter Side of the Losing Streak

Other Notes

Minor League Update

  • Jimmy Nelson was named as the organization's minor league pitcher of the year, while Clint Coulter received player of the year honors. Adam McCalvy has more details on both honors.

Division Update

Team W L GB
Cardinals 80 65 -
Pirates 75 69 4.5
Brewers 74 71 6
Reds 68 77 12
Cubs 64 81 16

Today's Division Games

  • Cardinals (John Lackey) @ Reds (Alfredo Simon) - 6:10 pm
  • Pirates (Vance Worley) @ Phillies (Jerome Williams) - 6:05 pm
  • Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Blue Jays (Drew Hutchinson) - 6:07 pm

Today's Action

It's the same story today as it has been the last several days. The Brewers try to end their losing streak and get something positive going tonight against the Marlins. Jarred Cosart pitches for the Marlins, and Wily Peralta is up for the Brewers. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Maria Torres of MLB.com has the preview.