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What We Learned: Top pick Clark is close to signing

The Brewers are close to getting their top pick, Trent Clark, signed and in their minor league system. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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The Brewers are wasting no time with getting their top pick, Trent Clark, signed and to rookie ball to begin his minor-league career. Yesterday, Adam McCalvy reported that a deal with Trent Clark is "99% done", with just a few minor hurdles to clear. The biggest one remaining is the physical, which isn't expected to be a problem (but has stalled draft pick signings in the past). The expectation is that Clark will sign for a little about the slot value. It should be the first big signing in what hopes to be a strong draft for the Brewers.

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 6, Nationals 5

It started out looking like it would be "one of those games", with the Brewers committing three errors in the first four innings and going down 5-1 after the top of the fourth. However, they battled back to close the gap with runs in the fourth and fifth, tie it in the seventh, and take the lead in the eighth on an RBI single by Scooter Gennett. Francisco Rodriguez closed it out for his thirteenth save in thirteen chances.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday This Weekend
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 24-33 Colorado Springs @ Iowa (PPD) Friday: Colorado Springs @ Iowa
Saturday: Colorado Springs @ Iowa
Sunday: Colorado Springs @ Iowa
Biloxi Shuckers AA 36-24 Mississippi 5, Biloxi 1 Friday: Biloxi @ Mississippi
Saturday: Biloxi @ Mississippi
Sunday: Biloxi @ Mississippi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 26-33 Palm Beach 3, Brevard County 0
Palm Beach 2, Brevard County 1
Friday: Brevard County @ Clearwater
Saturday: Brevard County @ Clearwater
Sunday: Brevard County @ Clearwater
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 19-41 Wisconsin 8, Dayton 1 Friday: Wisconsin @ Dayton
Saturday: Wisconsin @ Bowling Green
Sunday: Wisconsin @ Bowling Green
DSL Brewers R 3-8 DSL Cubs 5, DSL Brewers 4 Friday: DSL Cubs @ DSL Brewers
Saturday: DSL Pirates @ DSL Brewers

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 39 21
Cubs 32 26
Pirates 32 27
Reds 27 32
Brewers 23 38
This Weekend's Division Games
  • Royals @ Cardinals
    Friday: Yordano Ventura vs. Jaime Garcia - 7:15 pm
    Saturday: Jeremy Guthrie vs. Lance Lynn - 3:10 pm
    Sunday: Jason Vargas vs. John Lackey - 1:15 pm
  • Reds @ Cubs
    Friday: Johnny Cueto vs. Jason Hammel - 3:05 pm
    Saturday: Mike Leake vs. Kyle Hendricks - 6:15 pm
    Sunday: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Jon Lester - 7:08 pm
  • Phillies @ Pirates
    Friday: Kevin Correia vs. Jeff Locke - 6:05 pm
    Saturday: Sean O'Sullivan vs. Gerrit Cole - 3:05 pm
    Sunday: Cole Hamels vs. AJ Burnett - 12:35 pm
Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

This Weekend's Action

The Brewers continue their four-game series against the Nationals this weekend. Here are the remaining starting pitcher matchups:

Friday: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Mike Fiers - 7:10 pm
Saturday: Joe Ross vs. Jimmy Nelson - 3:10 pm
Sunday: Max Scherzer vs. Taylor Jungmann - 1:10 pm