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What we learned: September 22, 2014

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Today's lessons include praise for the pitching and shame for the hitting as we recap a disappointing weekend.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

This Weekend's Results

Pirates 4, Brewers 2
Brewers 1, Pirates 0
Pirates 1, Brewers 0

In a do-or-die weekend series, all the Brewers offense could put together was 3 runs. That's it. We could talk about the reasons why the offense couldn't put up more runs than that (and I expect there will be a conversation about it in the comments). However, the bottom line is that in the biggest series of the season, the offense just couldn't pull anything together. In the last 22 innings of the series, the Brewers scored a total of 1 run. They should have been swept this weekend, had it not been for a stellar pitching performance on Saturday. On the plus side, the Brewers pitchers held the Pirates to one run in the last 18 innings. The pitching has been doing very well on this road trip. If only the offense was there was well to back it up.

Cram Session

Pitching Notes

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Division Update

Team W L GB
Cardinals 87 69 -
Pirates 84 71 2.5
Brewers 80 76 7
Reds 72 84 15
Cubs 69 87 18

Today's Division Games

  • Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) @ Cubs (Travis Wood) - 7:05 pm
  • Pirates (Francisco Liriano) @ Braves (Aaron Harang) - 6:10 pm
  • Reds have the day off.

Today's Action

Unless there is a miracle, at this point all we can do is watch the Brewers play out the last six games of the regular season. Mercifully, we get a day off from that today, as the Brewers have their last off-day of the season.