A home run derby broke out at Great American Ball Park yesterday, and it was the Brewers who came out on top. Six home runs were hit in total for the game, and four came from the Brewers. The biggest one was a Ryan Braun grand slam in the eighth inning that turned the game into a blowout. He also had a solo home run earlier in the game. Adam Lind and Khris Davis also added a home run each.
Brewers News & Notes
- After a tough April, Brewers fans are ready to move on to May and what will hopefully be a better month. To finish it off, Noah wrote a break-up letter to the month of April.
- After a rough start to the season, Ryan Braun is starting to get into a groove at the plate. Andy Call of MLB.com notes that three home runs in two days has things looking up for Braun.
- Meanwhile, Logan Schafer has stepped up to fill in some of the production that was lost with Carlos Gomez on the DL. Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel looks at Schafer's production in the last week.
- Over on Disciples of Uecker, Ryan Topp rates the hitters on the Brewers based on likelihood of being traded and the package they would bring back in a trade.
- Kyle Lesniewski of Reviewing the Brew asks if the Mets would be a match with the Brewers for trading Jean Segura.
- Pete Schwichtenberg of Reviewing the Brew has Adam Lind as his MVP for the Brewers in the month of April.
- When the Brewers return to Miller Park on Monday, they will have a special pregame ceremony to honor the Badgers basketball team. Andy Call has the details on Monday's ceremonies, which includes a special ticket offer for the game.
- Also starting next week is the yearly 5-County, 5-Day Celebration. Cait Covers the Bases has what you need to know for the ticket promotion this year.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||6-13||OFF||Omaha @ Colorado Springs|
|Biloxi Shuckers||AA||14-6||Biloxi 5, Pensacola 3||Mobile vs. Biloxi (at Huntsville)|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||9-9||OFF||Daytona @ Brevard County|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||7-13||Wisconsin 12, Clinton 2||Wisconsin @ Clinton|
News & Notes
- Scooter Gennett has been assigned to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to begin a rehab assignment on Friday. He will play four games for the Timber Rattlers, and is eligible to come off of the DL the day following that (May 5th).
- Michael Trzinski of Reviewing the Brew has an update on the Brevard County Manatees season so far.
NL Central Update
Today's Division Games
- Phillies (David Buchanan) @ Cardinals (Tim Cooney) - 12:45 pm
- Reds (Mike Leake) @ Braves (Shelby Miller) - 6:10 pm
- Cubs and Pirates have the day off.
- The Diamondbacks placed pitcher Archie Bradley on the 15-day DL after he was hit in the face by a line drive and recalled RHP Enrique Burgos.
- The Indians designated outfielder Jerry Sands for assignment and purchased the contract of RHP Ryan Webb.
- The Nationals signed pitcher Jose Valverde to a minor-league deal.
- The Rangers designated outfielder Alex Hassan for assignment and recalled outfielder Kyle Blanks.
- The Red Sox designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment and recalled LHP Tommy Layne and RHP Dalier Hinojosa.
- The Reds placed LHP Manny Parra on the 15-day DL with a strained neck, transferred Homer Bailey to the 60-day DL, and recalled pitcher Michael Lorenzen (who started against the Brewers yesterday).
- Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar left yesterday's game against the Indians after he was hit in the face by a pitch. Early report is he just suffered a bruised cheek.
- MLB finished their investigation into the Cubs hiring of Joe Maddon yesterday, and concluded that no tampering occurred in the Cubs pursuit of Maddon.
- Yesterday, the Orioles and White Sox played a game in an empty stadium, and the Orioles won the game 8-2. Mike Oz of Big League Stew notes that the players tried to keep the game as normal as possible, and that included signing autographs and throwing balls to fans that weren't there.
- With debate going on about the DH, the pitcher that got hurt while batting has his own opinion about the DH. Adam Wainwright says that despite his injury, the National League should not adopt the DH rule.
- Meanwhile, The Brewer Nation blog has an argument for an alternative to adding the DH to the National League: expanding both leagues with a new team in each.
The Brewers have the day off. They return to action tomorrow against the Cubs.