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What we learned: May 5, 2015

Today's lessons include reaction to the hiring of Craig Counsell as the new Brewers manager and his first day on the job.

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The Brewers announced that Craig Counsell will be the next manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Rumors about the hiring had been building on Sunday night, but on Monday, it all came together. Monday morning, the Brewers officially announced that Craig Counsell had been signed to be the Brewers next manager. The initial contract runs through the 2017 season, meaning this isn't just an interim hiring. The Brewers are committed to Counsell for the next few years. There's been plenty of coverage about this hiring, so let's look at what people around the web are saying.

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Yesterday's Results

Brewers 4, Dodgers 3

The Brewers made sure that this would be one of the best days of Craig Counsell's life by getting him a win in last night's game. They fell behind right away as Joc Pedersen hit a leadoff home run, and went behind 3-0 after four innings. The Brewers got their first run on back-to-back triples by Hector Gomez and Gerardo in the sixth inning, and then cut it to 3-2 on a Hector Gomez home run in the eighth. Adam Lind then hit a double to chase Clayton Kershaw from the game, then Carlos Gomez doubled to tie the game at 3. Two batters later, Gomez scored from third on an infield single to give the Brewers a 4-3 lead, and Francisco Rodriguez closed out the win in the ninth. It was a storybook ending to an amazing day for Craig Counsell.

More Brewers News & Notes

Ron Roenicke & Rebuilding

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 8-16 Memphis 9, Colorado Springs 4 Colorado Springs @ Memphis
Biloxi Shuckers AA 16-9 Biloxi 4, Mobile 3 OFF
Brevard County Manatees A+ 11-13 Brevard County 6, Clearwater 4 Brevard County @ Clearwater
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 8-17 Cedar Rapids 9, Wisconsin 3 Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin

News & Notes

Today's Action

Game two of the Counsell era is tonight, and the Brewers will try to build off of the first game victory that they got for the new manager. Former Brewer Zack Greinke returns to Miller Park to start tonight, and Matt Garza will get the call on the other side. First pitch is at 7:10 pm, and Ken Gurnick of has the preview.