Late last night, during the AZL Brewers game in Arizona, first round pick Trent Clark was playing in his second game of the season for the team. However, it came to an early end after Clark stumbled in the outfield while chasing a ball, and ended up crashing into the wall head first. He was down on the field for 15 minutes as emergency personnel tended to him and took him off the field on a stretcher to a nearby hospital.
This morning, more details were released on Clark, and it is all good so far. Clark had feeling in his neck, legs, and arms after the crash, and tests from last night revealed that he suffered nothing more than a bruise to his head. He was held in the hospital as a precaution, but so far, everything appears to be ok. There's no timetable for his return, but it looks like it won't be long before he's back on the field.
This Weekend's Results
Playing at Coors Field was all it took to wake the Brewers bats up. Home runs by Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez backed up a solid effort by Taylor Jungmann, who pitched six innings and held the Rockies to four runs. It broke a six game losing streak by the Brewers.
Kyle Lohse technically put up a quality start on Saturday (though you could question the "quality" of it), but the Brewers offense was held in check by Chad Bettis, who only allowed one run on an Adam Lind home run. The Rockies ended their losing streak at five games with this win.
This time, the Rockies took advantage of the Coors Field effect. They also took advantage of Matt Garza, who allowed ten runs in 5 1/3 innings. The Brewers did manage to put together four runs and eleven hits, but went 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position to kill any chance they had of rallying further.
Brewers News & Notes
- At this year, we hear that certain players are unavailable for trade. However, what does that really mean? Noah discusses this, reminding us that no player is truly untradeable.
- Over in the FanPosts, roguejim notes that the Blue Jays have had interest in acquiring Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez.
- Dargan Southard of MLB.com has a few injury updates for the Brewers, noting that Wily Peralta is a little behind schedule in his recovery, while Khris Davis is a little ahead of schedule.
- Meanwhile, Carlos Gomez was out of the lineup all weekend, but is expected to avoid a DL stint for his hip injury. Craig Counsell hopes to have him back in the lineup on Tuesday.
- While many fans have given up on the season, it's a different story to get the players to give up. Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com notes that many of the Brewers players are not willing to give up on this season yet.
- Matt Garza has had a very surprising fall this season, Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker analyzes what happened to Garza this season to turn him into one of the worst starters in the rotation.
- Earlier this year, Justin Schultz of The First Out at Third noted a correlation between how often Kyle Lohse throws his changeup and his success. Over the weekend, he revisited that correlation to see if had changed at all.
- The new Milwaukee site for Baseball Prospectus launched over the weekend. Its inaugural set of articles include a look at Kyle Lohse's decline, the trade value of Adam Lind, and the cost of Miller Park.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||28-40||
Friday: New Orleans 4, Colorado Springs 0
Saturday: Colorado Springs 9, New Orleans 6
Sunday: Colorado Springs 6, New Orleans 2
Friday: Biloxi 11, Montgomery 10
Saturday: Biloxi 1, Montgomery 0
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||29-37||All-Star Break||Brevard County @ Lakeland (DH)|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||23-47||
Friday: Wisconsin 5, Beloit 1
Sunday: Wisconsin 4, Beloit 2
Sunday: Beloit 3, Wisconsin 2
|DSL Brewers||R||7-11||Friday: DSL Mets2 8, DSL Brewers 4||DSL Red Sox2 @ DSL Brewers|
Friday: Helena 16, Missoula 3
Saturday: Great Falls 12, Helena 7
Sunday: Helena 9, Great Falls 2
|Great Falls @ Helena|
Saturday: AZL Brewers 4, AZL Cubs 0
Sunday: AZL Angels 10, AZL Brewers 0
|AZL Brewers @ AZL Angels|
News & Notes
- The Biloxi Shuckers managed to get one more player on the All-Star roster, as pitcher Austin Ross was added to the roster for this week's All-Star game. That brings the count up to twelve Shuckers named to the All-Star team.
- Over on Disciples of Uecker, Nicholas Zettel looks at the tools that Trent Clark and Demi Orimoloye provide for the Brewers. He also breaks down a start by first round pick Nathan Kirby in the College World Series.
- Reviewing the Brew has a few articles up on the minor league system. First, Kyle Lesniewski notes that Michael Reed is having a breakout year for the Brewers. In addition, Pete Schwichtenberg has a farm report for the Shuckers, and Michael Trzinski looks at the 1987 season of Steve Stanichek.
NL Central Update
- Cardinals @ Phillies
Friday: Cardinals 12, Phillies 4
Saturday: Cardinals 10, Phillies 1
Sunday: Phillies 9, Cardinals 2
- Pirates @ Nationals
Friday: Nationals 4, Pirates 1
Saturday: Nationals 6, Pirates 0
Sunday: Pirates 9, Nationals 2
- Cubs @ Twins
Friday: Twins 7, Cubs 2
Saturday: Cubs 4, Twins 1
Sunday: Cubs 8, Twins 0
- Marlins @ Reds
Friday: Reds 5, Marlins 0
Saturday: Marlins 5, Reds 0
Sunday: Reds 5, Marlins 2
Today's Division Games
- Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw) @ Cubs (Tsuyoshi Wada) - 7:05 pm
- Cardinals, Pirates, and Reds have the day off.
- After pitching a one-hitter against the Brewers last week, Max Scherzer followed that up with a no-hitter of the Nationals yesterday. It was almost a perfect game, but a HBP in the ninth inning ended that bid.
- Alex Rodriguez became the 29th player to record 3,000 hits in his career on Friday, recording the hit on a home run off of Justin Verlander.
- Chris Cwik of Big League Stew notes that one year after his father passed away, Tony Gwynn Jr. had a walk-off single for Triple-A Syracuse.
The Brewers have their first day off in over two weeks today. They return to action tomorrow to start a three-game series at home against the Mets.