This Weekend's Results
It was a pretty good night for the Brewers as they showed what they are capable of when performing at their best. Kyle Lohse had his best performance of the year, limiting the Mets to two hits in eight innings. Meanwhile, Ryan Braun had a power surge, hitting two home runs to account for three of the Brewers runs in the game. He also
While Friday was an example of what the Brewers can do at their best, Saturday went the opposite way. Matt Garza got hit for ten runs, most of those coming in the fourth inning. Meanwhile, Jacob deGrom kept the Brewers in check, only allowing a run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. In addition, deGrom had three hits at the plate. In his first start as a Brewer, Luis Sardinas recorded two hits.
The Brewers fell behind right away after a home run by Curtis Granderson, and it never got better from there. Wily Peralta struggled and allowed five runs in five innings in his start. In addition, things got worse for the Brewers as Carlos Gomez was hit in the head with a pitch. He escaped with only a bruise on his head and avoided a concussion.
Brewers News & Notes
- After struggling in his return from the disabled list, the Brewers decided to demote second baseman Scooter Gennett to Triple-A Colorado Springs this morning. As a corresponding move, the Brewers promoted reliever Corey Knebel.
- Ryan Braun's game on Friday featured a massive home run that went into the upper deck. Over on Brewers.com, Adam McCalvy used a Statcast video to dive deeper into Braun's home run.
- Radio listeners will not hear the voice of Bob Uecker in broadcasts this week, as this is the first of the Brewers road trips that Uecker will not make. In his place, new broadcaster Jeff Levering will get his first chance to call Brewers games this week.
- Adam McCalvy notes that the Brewers are approaching a rehab assignment for Jonathan Lucroy. He has been catching bullpen sessions for the starters between starts, and will be able to go on a rehab assignment once he is cleared to run.
- Mike Fiers is a mystery to many baseball people, as he has a high ERA and a sub-90 MPH fastball, but also leads the majors in strikeout rate. Spencer Bingol of Beyond the Box Score analyzes the season for Fiers so far to figure out what kind of pitcher he is.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||15-23||
Friday: Colorado Springs 6, Memphis 2
Saturday: Round Rock 10, Colorado Springs 4
Sunday: Round Rock 6, Colorado Springs 2
Sunday: Colorado Springs 7, Round Rock 6
|Round Rock @ Colorado Springs|
Friday: Jackson 8, Biloxi 6
Sunday: Jacksonville 8, Biloxi 7
Sunday: Biloxi 2, Jacksonville 1
|Jacksonville vs. Biloxi (DH @ Huntsville)|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||16-20||
Saturday: Brevard County 6, Tampa 4
Saturday: Tampa 2, Brevard County 1
Sunday: Tampa 4, Brevard County 1
|Clearwater @ Brevard County|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||9-28||
Friday: Kane County 2, Wisconsin 1
Saturday: Kane County 4, Wisconsin 2
Sunday: Kane County 12, Wisconsin 2
|Wisconsin @ Burlington|
News & Notes
- Hiram Burgos took a step up in the minors over the weekend, transferring from Brevard County to Biloxi. He had a 4.12 ERA at Brevard, but also a 10.75 K/9 (47 K in 39.1 IP).
- When the Brewers promote a prospect from the top level of Triple-A, there's a ripple effect that can be felt throughout the organization. Jeff Levering described the series of moves that happened from the promotion of Luis Sardinas on his Minor Details blog.
- Over on Reviewing the Brew, Pete Schwichtenberg has a weekly report for the Biloxi Shuckers, and Michael Trzinski looks at the 2012 season of Hunter Morris.
- Brad Krause of Miller Park Prospects has a photo gallery from Saturday's Wisconsin Timber Rattlers game.
NL Central Update
- Pirates @ Cubs
Friday: Cubs 11, Pirates 10
Saturday: Cubs 4, Pirates 1
Sunday: Pirates 3, Cubs 0
- Giants @ Reds
Friday: Giants 10, Reds 2
Saturday: Giants 11, Reds 2
Sunday: Giants 9, Reds 8
- Tigers @ Cardinals
Friday: Tigers 10, Cardinals 4
Saturday: Tigers 4, Cardinals 3
Sunday: Cardinals 2, Tigers 1
Today's Division Games
- Cardinals (John Lackey) @ Mets (Matt Harvey)
- Cubs, Reds, and Pirates all have the day off.
- The Marlins became the second team to switch managers midseason this year, as they fired Mike Redmond following their game yesterday. After a night of people all over baseball trying to figure out who the Marlins were going to hire, they made their announcement this morning that GM Dan Jennings will become the new manager.
- Last week, I posted a link with a report that all of the Camden Yards hourly employees would be paid for the games that they missed. However, that report was refuted over the weekend, with additional details saying that only stadium workers on the team's payroll would be covered. Mark Townsend of Big League Stew has more details on this story.
- It's a feat for a team to strike out four times in an inning. To do it in two straight games is even more rare. That's what the Rockies accomplished on Friday and Saturday, striking out four times in an inning in back-to-back games.
The Brewers road trip continues this week, moving to Detroit for the start of a three-game series. In game one, Mike Fiers will face Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein. First pitch is scheduled for 6:08 pm.