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What we learned: March 23, 2015

Today's lessons include a winning weekend, Jim Henderson's continued struggles, and the battle for the final bullpen spot.

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This Weekend's Results

Friday: Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 3
Saturday: Brewers 12, Rangers 2
Sunday: Brewers 13, White Sox 4

It was a very successful weekend for the Brewers, with 30 runs scored over the three weekend games. Here are some highlights from the weekend:

  • Ryan Braun appears to be finding his swing. In Friday's game, he hit a home run in the fifth inning, and also drew a walk earlier in that game. He ended the weekend on a three-game hitting streak.
  • Jimmy Nelson allowed three runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings on Friday, but admitted after the game that he was throwing at 80-percent effort to avoid overexertion.
  • Luis Sardinas had four hits in Saturday's game against the Rangers to go along with two RBI.
  • Kyle Lohse allowed one run on four hits in five innings on Saturday.
  • In Sunday's game, the Brewers hit five home runs overall. This included back-to-back home runs from Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun, as well as a home run from Logan Schafer.
  • In his start on Sunday, Matt Garza allowed two runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings.
  • Francisco Rodriguez made his first appearance of the spring on Sunday. He allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts.

Brewers News and Analysis

NL Central Update

Team W L
Cardinals 9 7
Pirates 9 8
Reds 9 9
Cubs 9 11
Brewers 8 10

This Weekend’s Scores


  • Pirates (SS) 6, Phillies 5
  • Pirates (SS) 4, Twins 2
  • Mets 5, Cardinals 4
  • Cubs 10, White Sox 7
  • Reds 6, Giants 5


  • Cardinals 1, Braves (SS) 0
  • Red Sox 2, Pirates 2
  • Athletics 8, Reds 1
  • Cubs 12, Mariners 10


  • Astros 14, Pirates 2
  • Cardinals 8, Orioles 6
  • Reds 4, Athletics 3
  • Padres 6, Cubs 1

Today’s Games

  • Pirates @ Rays - 12:05 pm
  • Cardinals @ Red Sox - 12:05 pm
  • Reds @ Rangers - 8:05 pm
  • Cubs have the day off.

Around Baseball

Roster News

Today’s Action

The Brewers travel to face the Rockies this afternoon. Wily Peralta is being bumped to the minor-league camp for today, and Tyler Thornburg will get the start in his place. First pitch is at 3:10 pm, and it will be available on the Brewers Radio Network.