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What We Learned: Mike Fiers starts on short rest

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The Brewers temporary solution for covering Wily Peralta's spot in the rotation is a short-rest start for Mike Fiers. We talk about that and more in today's What We Learned.

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After placing Wily Peralta on the 15-day disabled list, the Brewers were faced with the question of who will replace him in the rotation. Yesterday, was found out that decision is being delayed for a few more days, as Mike Fiers was tabbed to start on short rest for Wily Peralta on Wednesday. With options available at Colorado Springs, it's a strange decision, but a nine-man bullpen means that Fiers doesn't have to stay in too long. Of course, the other side of that is they could have done a bullpen day with Michael Blazek pitching 3-4 innings, and the bullpen having a day to rest on Thursday. Regardless of the alternatives, it will be Mike Fiers start today.

This decision is only a short-term fix for the Brewers. They will still need someone to fill Peralta's rotation spot for a month until he returns. For now, the plan is to have that callup pitch on Sunday, with Jimmy Nelson and Kyle Lohse moving up a day to pitch on regular rest. Options at Triple-A right now include Taylor Jungmann, Tyler Thornburg, and Tyler Cravy. Michael Blazek also remains an option, though that would take a good reliever out of the bullpen. With the Colorado Springs rotation TBD right now (according to their website), the best we can do is monitor who they use for an indication of who the callup will be.

Yesterday's Results

Giants 6, Brewers 3

It was another case of same story, different night for the Brewers. Matt Garza was hit hard again, giving up five runs on eight hits and three walks in five innings. The Brewers didn't get a hit until the fourth inning, when Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run. The Brewers did rally to close the gap to 5-3, but couldn't get any closer as late attempts to rally fell short.

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Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 16-28 Las Vegas 9, Colorado Springs 1 Colorado Springs @ Las Vegas
Biloxi Shuckers AA 27-18 OFF Biloxi @ Chattanooga
Brevard County Manatees A+ 18-26 Charlotte 7, Brevard County 3 Charlotte @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 13-33 Cedar Rapids 4, Wisconsin 1 Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids

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Team W L
Cardinals 30 16
Cubs 25 20
Pirates 23 22
Reds 19 26
Brewers 16 31

Today's Division Games

  • Rockies (Kyle Kendrick) @ Reds (Mike Leake) - 11:35 am
  • Marlins (Brad Hand) @ Pirates (Gerrit Cole) - 11:35 am
  • Nationals (Max Scherzer) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) - 7:05 pm
  • Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) - 7:15 pm
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The Brewers will play a matinee today to finish up their three-game series against the Giants. Mike Fiers makes his short-rest start against Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants. First pitch is at 12:40 pm, and the game is not televised. Here is today's lineup: