The games have moved into must-win territory, but the results are still the same. The Brewers could not break through last night as the losing streak reached nine games. They had their chances last night, collecting nine hits and four walks. However, they were 0-for-9 with RISP, and left eleven runners on base. Wily Peralta did his best and put together a quality start, but a quality start isn't good enough when the offense continues to struggle.
- The late season losing streak is rough, but it's not the first time the Brewers have encountered something like this. Jordan looks back to 2008 and the late-season collapse that team endured.
- Was this losing streak inevitable? Raleigh McCool of MLB Daily Dish thinks that this is just a team regressing to it's actual talent level.
- Francisco Rodriguez's career has taken a rough turn before he began to rebuild it this season. Scott Miller of Bleacher Report looks through the highs and lows of Francisco Rodriguez's MLB career.
- At least it's easier to get beer at Miller Park now. Yesterday, the Brewers debuted self-serve beer dispensers at Miller Park. The Brewer Nation blog has details on how the dispensers will work.
Minor League Update
Southern League Playoffs
Chattanooga 4, Huntsville 3
Southern League Playoffs
Fri: Chattanooga @ Huntsville
Sat: Huntsville @ Chattanooga
Sun: Huntsville @ Chattanooga
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||0-2||
Midwest League Playoffs
Kane County 4, Wisconsin 3
|END OF SEASON|
|Helena Brewers||R||27-49||Helena 5, Billings 2||END OF SEASON|
News & Notes
- Wisconsin was swept out of the Midwest League playoffs with their loss in 13-innings to Kane County on Thursday night.
- Huntsville went down in their best-of-five series with a Game 1 loss. Game 2 will be played in Huntsville, with Games 3-5 played in Chattanooga.
- Orioles 9, Reds 7
- Pirates and Cubs had the day off.
This Weekend's Division Games
- Pirates @ Cubs
Friday: Vance Worley vs. Tsuyoshi Wada - 1:20 pm
Saturday: Francisco Liriano vs. Felix Doubront - 3:05 pm
Sunday: Gerrit Cole vs. Travis Wood - 1:20 pm
- Mets @ Reds
Friday: Bartolo Colon vs. Alfredo Simon - 6:10 pm
Saturday: Dillon Gee vs. Johnny Cueto - 3:10 pm
Sunday: Zack Wheeler vs. Mat Latos - 12:10 pm
This Weekend's Action
The series against the Cardinals continues through the weekend. Derek previewed the series before the first game yesterday. Here are the remaining matchups for the weekend.
Friday: Mike Fiers vs. John Lackey - 7:10 pm
Saturday: Kyle Lohse vs. Lance Lynn - 6:10 pm
Sunday: Jimmy Nelson vs. Adam Wainwright - 1:10 pm