Everything finally worked together in one game for the Brewers. Wily Peralta pitched 6 2/3 solid innings, and the offense came together to score four runs. Two of those came from September callup Matt Clark, who hit his first career major league home run in the 7th and also had a sacrifice fly in the game. Meanwhile, Jonathan Broxton and Francisco Rodriguez worked together to close the door on the Marlins and end the Brewers four-game losing streak.
- Derek is not happy at some Brewers fans, and let out that frustration yesterday. Check out his rant from yesterday if you haven't yet.
- The Brewers completed the Jonathan Broxton trade yesterday, sending minor-league players Kevin Shackelford and Barrett Astin to the Reds.
More Notes from the Losing Streak
- Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs puts the Brewers slide in a different perspective by comparing it to a disaster inning that he made up.
- Over on Beyond the Box Score, Scott Lindholm asks if the Brewers can get this turned around, and what their chances are if they do.
- Bill Berg of Reviewing the Brew remembers the Brewers days of losing, but sees the Brewers winning as something that's harder to deal with.
- Despite the recent struggles, Dave Cameron of FanGraphs says that the recent problems don't mean an early exit if the Brewers make the playoffs.
More Humor from the Losing Streak
- Jeremy Blachman of NotGraphs blames the Brewers slump on one person: Mike Fiers.
- The Brewers may have finally got something to go their way last night, as Jean Segura stole a base on a heads-up running play that the Marlins thought was illegal.
- Ron Roenicke has some thoughts about the coverage he gets from the media. Adam McCalvy has several quotes from Roenicke in his Brew Beat blog.
- Ryan Braun is expected to return to the lineup tonight after sitting the last two days to rest his injured thumb/hand.
- Over on Minor League Ball, Nick Melotte previews the Glendale Desert Dogs for the Arizona Fall League, which includes several Brewers on the roster.
- Tim Dillard flashed back to 1989 and talks about the dreams he had of being a catcher.
Today's Division Games
- Cardinals (Lance Lynn) @ Reds (Johnny Cueto) - 11:35 am
- Pirates (Francisco Liriano) @ Phillies (AJ Burnett) - 6:05 pm
- Cubs have the day off.
Can the Brewers actually win two in a row? They'll get a chance to try for it in the finale of the four-game series against the Marlins. Mike Fiers faces off against Nathan Eovaldi in the final game of the series. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Joe Morgan of MLB.com has the preview.