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What we learned: September 8, 2014

Today's lessons include more from the long stretch of struggles for the Brewers.

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Tom Lynn

This Weekend's Results

Brewers 6, Cardinals 2
Cardinals 5, Brewers 3
Cardinals 9, Brewers 1

We finally saw some signs of life from the Brewers on Friday night, as they broke their losing streak and beat the Cardinals thanks to strong performances from Scooter Gennett, Khris Davis, and Mike Fiers. However, those signs of life didn't last long. They played well on Saturday but just couldn't win for a second straight day, and then were completely lifeless in a loss on Sunday. It nearly ended any hope they had of winning the division, and also put them out of the playoff picture as they dropped out of the second Wild Card spot.

Cram Session

From BCB

Injury Notes

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Huntsville Stars AA 2-2 Southern League Playoffs
Fri: Huntsville 9, Chattanooga 0
Sat: Chattanooga 2, Huntsville 1
Sun: Huntsville 4, Chattanooga 0
Southern League Playoffs
Huntsville @ Chattanooga

News & Notes

Division Update

Team W L GB
Cardinals 79 64 -
Pirates 74 68 4.5
Brewers 74 69 5
Reds 67 76 12
Cubs 64 79 15

Today's Division Games

  • Cardinals (Shelby Miller) @ Reds (Dylan Axelrod) - 6:10 pm
  • Pirates (Jeff Locke) @ Phillies (Kyle Kendrick) - 6:05 pm
  • Cubs (Justin Turner) @ Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman) - 6:07 pm

Today's Action

Despite falling out of a playoff spot, the Brewers still have three weeks and 19 games to turn things around and save the season. The Marlins come to Miller Park next, and they are clinging to a slim playoff hope. Game 1 will feature Yovani Gallardo going against Brad Penny. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Stephen Pianovich of has the preview.