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What We Learned: Tyler Wagner is the likely new starter

A report from late last night has Tyler Wagner picked as the Brewers new starter in the rotation. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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The Brewers had been quiet about the new starter in the rotation for a while. We all assumed that the decision would be between Tyler Thornburg and Taylor Jungmann, the two minor-league starters on the 40-man roster. Our third option was Tyler Cravy, not on the 40-man roster but pitching well in Colorado Springs. However, the Brewers decided to go deeper into the system to pull their new starter.

Reports came out last night that the Brewers would add Tyler Wagner to the 40-man roster and call him up to start. Wagner is currently pitching for the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers, and has been putting together an excellent season so far. In 9 starts, he has put up a 2.01 ERA, 3.28 FIP, 6.37 K/9, and 2.52 BB/9 in 53.2 innings. However, he is making a big jump from Double-A to the majors, one that could result in some struggles.

Where Wagner will fit in the rotation remains to be seen. He last pitched on June 23, so pitching on normal rest would have put him at pitching yesterday. With a recent Shuckers off-day, today would be his scheduled day, but Brent Suter is now listed as the starter. The Brewers currently have Jimmy Nelson, Kyle Lohse, and Matt Garza lined up for this weekend, but that could change soon. For now, we are just waiting for the Brewers to make an official move.

Yesterday's Results

The Brewers had the day off.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday This Weekend
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 18-28 Colorado Springs 8, Las Vegas 3 Friday: Sacramento @ Colorado Springs
Saturday: Sacramento @ Colorado Springs
Sunday: Sacramento @ Colorado Springs
Biloxi Shuckers AA 28-19 Chattanooga 3, Biloxi 2 Friday: Biloxi @ Chattanooga
Saturday: Biloxi @ Chattanooga
Sunday: Biloxi @ Chattanooga
Brevard County Manatees A+ 19-27 Brevard County 2, Charlotte 0 Friday: Charlotte @ Brevard County
Saturday: Lakeland @ Brevard County
Sunday: Lakeland @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 14-34 Wisconsin 6, Cedar Rapids 0 Friday: Beloit @ Wisconsin
Saturday: Beloit @ Wisconsin
Sunday: Beloit @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 0-0 OFF Saturday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Red Sox2

News & Notes

  • The DSL Brewers officially start their season on Saturday. They will play Monday through Saturday most weeks, with off days on Sundays.
  • Yesterday, one of the big stories of the day was that the Shuckers park wouldn't be ready for a June 6 opening. However, after some heavy negotiating between the Shuckers, the city of Biloxi, and the construction company, the park will be made ready for it's first game on June 6.
NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 31 16
Cubs 25 21
Pirates 25 22
Reds 19 27
Brewers 16 32

This Weekend's Division Games

  • Dodgers @ Cardinals
    Friday: Mike Bolsinger vs. John Lackey - 7:15 pm
    Saturday: Carlos Frias vs. Michael Wacha - 6:15 pm
    Sunday: Brett Anderson vs. Carlos Martinez - 1:15 pm
  • Royals @ Cubs
    Friday: Edinson Volquez vs. Jake Arrieta - 3:05 pm
    Saturday Yordano Ventura vs. Jason Hammel - 6:15 pm:
    Sunday: Jeremy Guthrie vs. Tsuyoshi Wada - 1:20 pm
  • Pirates @ Padres
    Friday: Francisco Liriano vs. James Shields - 9:10 pm
    Saturday: Charlie Morton vs. Tyson Ross - 9:10 pm
    Sunday: Jeff Locke vs. Odrisamer Despaigne - 8:10 pm
  • Nationals @ Reds
    Friday: Steven Strasburg vs. Anthony DeSclafani - 6:10 pm
    Saturday: Gio Gonzalez vs. Raisel Iglesias - 3:10 pm
    Sunday: Tanner Roark vs. TBD - 12:10 pm
Around Baseball

Roster News

This Weekend's Action

The Brewers begin a three-game series against the Diamondbacks tonight. Here are the matchups for the weekend:

Friday: Rubby De La Rosa vs. Jimmy Nelson - 7:10 pm
Saturday: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Kyle Lohse - 3:10 pm
Sunday: Chase Anderson vs. Matt Garza - 1:10 pm