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What we learned: April 27, 2015

Today's lessons include plenty to catch up from a losing weekend against the Cardinals.

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This Weekend's Results

Cardinals 3, Brewers 0

The Brewers struggled with Carlos Martinez all day, as he just baffled their offense. They only managed four hits and two walks off of Martinez, while he struck out eight Brewers. Matt Garza was performing better this time, holding the Cardinals to three runs on seven hits and two walks, but it wasn't enough as the offense couldn't get going. Jean Segura had the best day at the plate, going 2-for-4 in the loss.

Cardinals 5, Brewers 3

The Brewers were able to put some hits together on Saturday, but not when it counted the most. Aramis Ramirez and Jean Segura each recorded three-hit games, and Adam Lind had a two-hit game of his own. However, the offense could only muster three runs, all coming in the eighth inning. Wily Peralta recorded a quality start with two runs allowed in six innings, but the bullpen allowed three runs in the seventh to give the Cardinals a five-run lead that the Brewers couldn't recover from.

Brewers 6, Cardinals 3

Things finally improved on Sunday with the traditional "Sunday lineup" in effect. Four Brewers (Logan Schafer, Gerardo Parra, Khris Davis, Elian Herrera) recorded two-hit games, while Adam Lind hit a two-run home run. Mike Fiers struggled through 4+ innings, allowing nine hits and two walks (though struck out six). However, he limited the damage to two runs, and the offense was more than enough to pick him up following that.

Brewers News & Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 5-11 Friday: Round Rock 7, Colorado Springs 2
Saturday: Colorado Springs 9, Iowa 8
Iowa @ Colorado Springs (DH)
Biloxi Shuckers AA 11-6 Friday: Biloxi 1, Jacksonville 0
Saturday: Biloxi 4, Pensacola 3
Sunday: Biloxi 2, Pensacola 1
Sunday: Pensacola 2, Biloxi 1
Biloxi @ Pensacola
Brevard County Manatees A+ 8-9 Friday: Dunedin 6, Brevard County 3
Saturday: Dunedin 9, Brevard County 8
Sunday: Brevard County 14, Lakeland 4
Brevard County @ Lakeland
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 6-12 Friday: Wisconsin 5, Peoria 1
Saturday: Wisconsin 2, Peoria 0
Sunday: Wisconsin 5, Peoria 1

News & Notes

  • Jim Henderson was transferred to Biloxi to continue his rehab assignment. In two games over the weekend, he threw 46 pitches in two innings, 27 for strikes. He pitched a perfect inning on Friday, and allowed two walks but no runs on Sunday.

NL Central Update

Team W L
Cardinals 12 5
Cubs 10 7
Pirates 11 8
Reds 8 10
Brewers 4 15

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Vance Worley) @ Cubs (Jason Hammel) - 7:05 pm
  • Phillies (Cole Hamels) @ Cardinals (John Lackey) - 7:15 pm

Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The Brewers head back on the road for a six-game road trip starting today. They start the series against the Reds, with a match between Jimmy Nelson and Jason Marquis. First pitch is at 6:10 pm, and Adam McCalvy has the preview.