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What we learned: April 14, 2015

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Today's lessons include spoiling the Cardinals home opener, Jimmy Nelson's performance on Saturday, and more.

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Yesterday's Results

Brewers 5, Cardinals 4

It didn't feel like a win yesterday, but the Brewers managed to spoil the Cardinals home opener and collect their first road win of the season. Matt Garza had a rough day, allowing six hits and five walks in his 5 2/3 innings. However, he kept the damage limited to two runs. Jean Segura didn't have a good day, committing two throwing errors, along with a third bad throw that allowed a runner to reach. Meanwhile, on offense, the Brewers first three runs all came on groundouts, with two getting tacked on in the seventh thanks to RBI hits from Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy. The Cardinals cut the Brewers lead to 5-4 heading into the eighth, but Jonathan Broxton and Francisco Rodriguez each pitched scoreless innings to secure the win.

Brewers News & Notes

From BCB

Jimmy Nelson

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 2-3 Colorado Springs 9, Round Rock 2 Round Rock @ Colorado Springs
Biloxi Shuckers AA 3-1 Biloxi @ Pensacola (PPD) OFF
Brevard County Manatees A+ 2-2 Brevard County 2, St. Lucie 1 St. Lucie @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 0-5 Peoria 3, Wisconsin 0 Peoria @ Wisconsin

Check out morineko's daily minor league notes for more details on last night's performances.

News & Notes

NL Central Update

Team W L GB
Cubs 4 2 -
Reds 4 3 0.5
Cardinals 3 3 1
Pirates 3 4 1.5
Brewers 2 5 2.5

Today's Division Games

  • Tigers (Shane Green) @ Pirates (AJ Burnett) - 6:05 pm
  • Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) @ Cubs (Jake Arrieta) - 7:05 pm

Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The Brewers have their only off-day on a Tuesday this season today (with the exception of the All-Star Break). They will return to action tomorrow in game two of their series against the Cardinals.