Let's remember the good games that Taylor Jungmann had, not the set of games that comprised his final month of the season. His season came to an end with another rough outing, only pitching three innings and allowing three runs, four hits, and four walks. Meanwhile, the Brewers offense was held mostly in check as the Padres pitchers collected 16 strikeouts, 11 of those coming from Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Jason Rogers, Khris Davis, and Martin Maldonado each struck out three times, and Michael Reed and Yadiel Rivera each had two. The only run for the Brewers came from Shane Peterson, who hit a solo home run.
Brewers News & Notes
- Yesterday, a video, which has announcers making fun of girls taking selfies, made its rounds around the internet. Here on Brew Crew Ball, Nicole Haase had a strong response to the video, saying that these women shouldn't be mocked for enjoying the game in the way that they choose to enjoy it.
- If you've been around BCB for a while, you've seen some of our posts about what we think of prospect lists. BP Milwaukee has some similar thoughts, as J.P. Breen writes about how Jorge Lopez shows how fluid and open to opinion these lists tend to be.
- Was Taylor Jungmann wearing down over his last few stars? If he was, he's not admitting it, and is looking forward to the start of the 2016 season.
- Michael Reed finally got a start yesterday, a moment he has been waiting for a long time to come. Over on Brewers.com, Adam McCalvy has a story on Michael Reed and his decision to give up playing football and focus on baseball.
- Jason Rogers is making a good case to make the starting roster next year, but what position he would play is up in the air. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that Rogers plans to work on third base during winter ball in hopes of finding more playing time in 2016.
- Over in the FanPosts, great198 predicts what bobbleheads we could see from the Brewers in 2016.
Minor League Update
- While the Brewers haven't been playing for anything other than draft position for a while now, the September call-ups have been doing all they can with their playing time this month. The Shuck Dynasty blog looks at what their call-ups have done with their playing time this month.
NL Central Update
- Cubs 5, Reds 3
- Cardinals and Pirates had the day off.
This Weekend's Division Games
- Cardinals @ Braves
Friday: Jaime Garcia vs. Julio Teheran - 6:35 pm
Saturday: John Lackey vs. Shelby Miller - 6:10 pm
Sunday: Lance Lynn vs. Matt Wisler - 2:05 pm
- Reds @ Pirates
Friday: Keyvius Sampson vs. Francisco Liriano - 6:05 pm
Saturday: Brandon Finnegan vs. A.J. Burnett - 6:05 pm
Sunday: Josh Smith vs. J.A. Happ - 2:05 pm
- The Rangers clinched a playoff berth yesterday with their 5-3 win over the Angels. They can clinch the AL West with one more win, or a loss by the Astros.
- After missing the playoffs for two years, the Yankees are back in the playoffs after a win over the Red Sox yesterday. The race for the final playoff spot in the AL is currently between the Astros, Angels, and Twins.
The Brewers come back to Miller Park for three final games at home to finish out the season. All games will be free on MLB.TV for everyone out of market this weekend. Here are the starting pitcher matchups.
Friday: Jake Arrieta vs. Ariel Pena - 7:10 pm
Saturday: Kyle Hendricks vs. Tyler Wagner - 6:10 pm
Sunday: Dan Haren vs. Jorge Lopez - 2:10 pm
Draft positioning is on the line this weekend. The Brewers currently would hold the 6th pick in next year's draft. They could finish as high as 4th and as low as 7th. Here are the other series that will impact the Brewers position: Rockies @ Giants, Marlins @ Phillies, Athletics @ Mariners.