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What we learned: May 11, 2015

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Today's lessons include a winning series against the Cubs and more.

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This Weekend's Results

Cubs 7, Brewers 6

The Brewers fell behind early as the home run ball continued to bite the pitching staff. Four Cubs homered in the game to spoil Jimmy Nelson's day, as he allowed four runs in seven innings while striking out eleven Cubs. The Brewers did rally with three runs in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough to finish the comeback.

Brewers 12, Cubs 4

While Kris Bryant's first major league home run was the focus of the game, it was the Brewers that broke out on offense. Jason Rogers hit his first major league home run as well, and Gerardo Parra and Jean Segura added home runs of their own as well. Kyle Lohse had another rough day, allowing four runs in five innings, but the offense had his back this time. The blowout got so bad that the Cubs sent a position player to pitch the eighth (he pitched a 1-2-3 inning).

Brewers 3, Cubs 2

The Mother's Day magic has now passed to Martin Maldonado. With the score tied at 2 in the eleventh inning and the bases loaded, Maldonado hit a single to right field to score Ryan Braun and give the Brewers a walkoff victory. Maldonado also had a solo home run in the win. Matt Garza got the start and pitched seven strong innings, allowing only one run, three hits, and three walks, with nine strikeouts.

Brewers News & Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 10-20 Friday: Iowa 4, Colorado Springs 0
Saturday: Colorado Springs 3, Iowa 1
Sunday: Iowa 14, Colorado Springs 2
Colorado Springs @ Iowa
Biloxi Shuckers AA 18-12 Friday: Mississippi 4, Biloxi 2
Saturday: Mississippi 5, Biloxi 2
Sunday: Biloxi 2, Mississippi 0
Biloxi @ Jackson
Brevard County Manatees A+ 14-15 Friday: Brevard County 5, Tampa 4
Saturday: Tampa 6, Brevard County 2
Bradenton @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 8-22 Friday: Quad Cities 11, Wisconsin 6
Saturday: Quad Cities 6, Wisconsin 3
Clinton @ Wisconsin

News & Notes

NL Central Update

Team W L
Cardinals 22 9
Cubs 15 15
Reds 15 16
Pirates 15 16
Brewers 11 21

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Phillies (Jerome Williams) - 6:05 pm
  • Braves (Shelby Miller) @ Reds (Mike Leake) - 6:10 pm
  • Mets (Jacob deGrom) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) - 7:05 pm
  • Cardinals have the day off.

Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The Brewers have their first interleague series of the year starting today with a three-game series against the White Sox. In the first game, Wily Peralta will face Jeff Samardzija tonight. First pitch is at the earlier time of 6:20 pm, and Scott Merkin of MLB.com has the preview.