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What we learned: September 15, 2014

Today's lessons include more from Thursday's Marlins-Brewers game as well as notes from a winning weekend.

Mike McGinnis

This Weekend's Results

Brewers 3, Reds 2

Kyle Lohse allowed an early home run, but settled down after it to pitch 6 2/3 innings and allowed only two runs on five hits. The Brewers took a 2-1 lead in fourth thanks to RBI singles from Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun. However, the Reds tied it in the seventh and the tie held until the ninth. In the bottom of the ninth, Jonathan Lucroy doubled to start the inning, and advanced to third on an Aramis Ramirez groundout. The Reds then decided to intentionally walk back-to-back hitters, bringing up Lyle Overbay. He sent a base hit into the outfield to give the Brewers a walkoff victory.

Reds 5, Brewers 1

The Pirates had lost earlier in the day and the Brewers were facing an inexperienced MLB pitcher. It seemed like a perfect opportunity to gain some ground in the wild card race. Instead, the Brewers couldn't take advantage. They managed only one run in the game on an Aramis Ramirez home run. Yovani Gallardo pitched six strong innings to keep the Brewers in the game, but Zach Duke allowed two runs and Jimmy Nelson allowed another as the Reds pulled away and won.

Brewers 9, Reds 2

A strong performance by the offense helped keep the Brewers on track yesterday. They took the lead in the second on a Carlos Gomez sacrifice fly, extended it to 3-0 on an RBI single from Jonathan Lucroy, and then blew it wide open with a five-run seventh, led by Matt Clark's third home run in three starts. Matt Garza pitched six innings and allowed only one run to keep the Reds in check and get the Brewers the win.

On Friday, we looked back at everything that happened in Thursday's Marlins-Brewers game.

Following the Marlins-Brewers game on Thursday of last week, there was a lot to talk about and sort through. We covered much of that on Friday, if you missed it. Here's a quick recap of what was discussed.

In addition, here are a few highlights from other media sources:

Cram Session

More from BCB

Other Notes

Minor League Notes

Division Update

Team W L GB
Cardinals 83 67 -
Pirates 79 70 3.5
Brewers 78 72 5
Reds 71 79 12
Cubs 65 84 17.5

Today's Division Games

  • Reds (Alfredo Simon) @ Cubs (Travis Wood) - 7:05 pm
  • Cardinals and Pirates have the day off.

Today's Action

After playing seventeen in a row, the Brewers have a day off today. They begin a nine-game road trip tomorrow, starting off with a critical series in St. Louis.