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What we learned: September 12, 2014

Today's lessons include reactions to yesterday's strange Brewers win.

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Yesterday's Results

Brewers 4, Marlins 2

The Brewers got their second straight win for the first time in a few weeks, but it came at a cost. In the fifth inning, Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the left cheek by a fastball and had to leave the field on a stretcher and in an ambulance. This led to the benches clearing after the next pitch, in a game where everything else was going well against the Marlins. Matt Clark and Ryan Braun both homered in the game, and Mike Fiers provided five shutout innings before being lifted early after the events of the fifth inning.

After the game, we received more details on the extent of Stanton's injuries. He suffered a facial laceration, multiple fractures, and some dental damage. He is returning to Miami today for more tests. Earlier this morning, we compiled some videos from the game into one post for you to view, as well as reactions from players and managers following the game.

Cram Session

The First Base Situation

Other Notes

Division Update

Team W L GB
Cardinals 80 67 -
Pirates 77 69 2.5
Brewers 76 71 4
Reds 70 77 10
Cubs 64 82 15.5

This Weekend's Division Games

  • Rockies @ Cardinals
    Friday: Jorge de la Rosa vs. Adam Wainwright - 7:15 pm
    Saturday: Franklin Morales vs. Shelby Miller - 6:15 pm
    Sunday: Jordan Lyles vs. Michael Wacha - 1:15 pm
  • Cubs @ Pirates
    Friday: Tsuyoshi Wada vs. Gerrit Cole - 6:05 pm
    Saturday: Felix Doubront vs. Jeff Locke - 6:05 pm
    Sunday: Justin Turner vs. Edinson Volquez - 12:35 pm

This Weekend's Action

The Brewers open a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds tonight. Here are the matchups for the weekend:

Friday: Mat Latos vs. Kyle Lohse - 7:10 pm
Saturday: David Holmberg vs. Yovani Gallardo - 6:10 pm
Sunday: Mike Leake vs. Matt Garza - 1:10 pm