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What We Learned: Craig Counsell's college coach's coming to Cream City cancelled

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Rumors in the last few days had suggested a potential reunion between Craig Counsell and his college coach, Pat Murphy. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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When Craig Counsell was hired as the new manager of the Brewers, he didn't make any changes to the coaching staff. Everything remained as is, and he began his coaching staff leaning on the coaches that had been in place for the last few years. However, it didn't stop him from thinking about potential upgrades to the staff. He had commented that he was not opposed to making coaching changes if he thought it would help the team.

On Monday, a rumor began to circulate in regards to one of Counsell's coaches from his college days. Pat Murphy, current manager of the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, was Counsell's coach while at the University of Notre Dame. Recently, he went on leave, and this led to rumors that the Brewers were going to hire him as an additional coach for the team. However, the rumors were quelled yesterday, when Padres officials said that there had been no attempt to hire Murphy away from the organization.

The possibility of the Brewers adding a coach at some point this season still remains in play. Counsell mentioned that the coaching staff is currently one coach smaller than last year, so adding a coach would make sense. Pat Murphy could still be in play depending on how the season goes or how the Brewers approach it. However, for now it appears as though the Brewers will stick with the coaching staff that they have.

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 8, Tigers 1

Did anyone predict back-to-back-to-back home runs for the Brewers in this game? Probably not, considering that it was the first time in the history of Comerica Park that a visiting team accomplished the feat. It was part of a six-run third inning, when Ryan Braun, Adam Lind, and Aramis Ramirez all hit home runs out of the park. It backed up a great game from Jimmy Nelson, who pitched eight innings and only allowed three hits.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 15-23 Round Rock @ Colorado Springs (DH PPD) OFF
Biloxi Shuckers AA 24-16 Biloxi 7, Jacksonville 6 OFF
Brevard County Manatees A+ 16-22 Clearwater 6, Brevard County 2 Clearwater @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 11-28 Wisconsin 6, Burlington 3 Wisconsin @ Burlington

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 26 13
Cubs 21 17
Reds 18 21
Pirates 18 21
Brewers 15 25
  • Cardinals 10, Mets 2
  • Padres 4, Cubs 3
  • Royals 3, Reds 0
  • Twins 8, Pirates 5

Today's Division Games

  • Twins (Mike Pelfrey) @ Pirates (Jeff Locke) - 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) @ Mets (Bartolo Colon) - 6:10 pm
  • Reds (Jason Marquis) @ Royals (Jeremy Guthrie) - 7:10 pm
  • Cubs (Tsuyoshi Wada) @ Padres (Tyson Ross) - 9:10 pm
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Today's Action

The Brewers take another chance at their first three-game sweep of the season tonight against the Tigers. Kyle Lohse will face Shane Greene in tonight's finale. First pitch is at 6:08 pm.