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What we learned: April 20, 2015

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Today's lessons include a weekend sweep, the missing offense, and another random injury.

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This Weekend's Results

Pirates 6, Brewers 3

The offense continued to struggle and couldn't provide any support to a solid start from Jimmy Nelson. While it wasn't as good as his performance last week, Nelson did keep the Pirates in check through, allowing five hits and three runs (two earned) in five innings with three strikeouts. However, the offense couldn't pick him up, and the game was out of reach after Jonathan Broxton allowed another three runs in the eighth inning.

Pirates 6, Brewers 2

Early on, the Brewers were looking good, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning off of a Jonathan Lucroy sacrifice fly. However, the Pirates took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the first, then added another three in the fifth on a Starling Marte home run. Kyle Lohse had another rough start, and the offense struggled again as the Brewers couldn't get back on track.

Pirates 5, Brewers 2

It didn't take long for the Brewers to fall behind in this one, trailing 2-0 after one inning. They did tie it back up in the second with RBI hits from Jean Segura and Jonathan Lucroy, but the Pirates regained the lead in the third and didn't look back. Matt Garza had to take one for the team as he allowed five earned runs in six innings, allowing seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts. There were no extra-base hits for the Brewers, and the only Brewer with multiple hits was Lucroy.

Brewers News & Notes

From BCB

The Missing Offense

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 3-7 Friday: Nashville 3, Colorado Springs 2
Saturday: Colorado Springs 4, Nashville 2
Sunday: Nashville 2, Colorado Springs 1
Colorado Springs @ Nashville
Biloxi Shuckers AA 5-4 Friday: Biloxi 4, Mobile 2
Saturday: Biloxi 6, Mobile 2
Sunday: Biloxi 6, Mobile 2
Sunday: Mobile 4, Biloxi 0
Jacksonville @ Biloxi (in Jacksonville)
Brevard County Manatees A+ 5-5 Friday: Brevard County 4, Dunedin 0
Saturday: Dunedin 4, Brevard County 2
Sunday: Brevard County 3, Dunedin 2
Lakeland @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 2-8 Friday: Wisconsin 5, Peoria 2
Saturday: Peoria 15, Wisconsin 4
Wisconsin @ Peoria (DH)

News & Notes

NL Central Update

Team W L GB
Cardinals 8 3 -
Cubs 6 5 2
Pirates 6 6 2.5
Reds 5 7 3.5
Brewers 2 10 6.5

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Today's Division Games

  • Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ Pirates (AJ Burnett) = 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals have the day off.

Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The brewers return home to Miller Park to start a seven-game homestand. They open up the homestand tonight with a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Anthony DeSclafani starts for the Reds, and Wily Peralta goes for the Brewers. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com has the preview. Tonight's game has an earlier start time of 6:20 pm, and it is also the MLB.TV Free Game today.