While the Brewers have been relatively healthy in recent weeks, they still have a couple of players on the disabled list that are still working to recover. Those two players are Wily Peralta and Khris Davis. Peralta has been out since May 22 with a left oblique strain, and Davis has been gone following knee surgery. Over the weekend, Adam McCalvy had an injury update on both players, and the results haven't been as good for Peralta. While Peralta is making progress, it has been slower than expected, and he is still out for several weeks. Meanwhile, Davis ran the bases over the weekend, and appears to be very close to a minor-league rehab assignment. Assuming all goes well, we could see Davis back around the All-Star break, but Peralta may be gone through July. For now, we just have to wait and see how their recovery goes.
Kyle Lohse got his win against the one team he had never won against, and it was in a game that was never really in any doubt. The Brewers put up six runs in the first and four in the second to stake Kyle Lohse to a 10-1 lead, and he didn't have to do much to win this one. In addition, Adam Lind recorded his one thousandth hit in the game.
The home run ball bit the Brewers again on Saturday. Three home runs accounted for the five runs the Twins scored, and the Brewers couldn't bring up much offense of their own. Adam Lind and Ryan Braun each drove in a run in the game.
This game started as a pitcher's duel between Mike Fiers and Tommy Milone, but turned into a little bit of a slugfest once the bullpens came into play. Each team scored a run in the seventh to get on the board. Then, the Brewers broke through with two two-run home runs in the eighth inning to take a 5-1 lead. The Twins would hit a two-run shot of their own in the ninth to close the gap a little, but couldn't complete the comeback.
Brewers News & Notes
- This weekend was Paul Molitor's first trip to Milwaukee as manager of the Minnesota Twins. Mike Bauman of MLB.com talked with Molitor about his feelings on returning to Milwaukee.
- The Brewers received a lot of criticism after signing Neal Cotts this offseason, but he has turned into one of the better pieces in the bullpen. Adam McCalvy discusses the recent improvements he has made, as well as a few trade rumors surrounding him.
- Another player that is getting some trade talk is Gerardo Parra. Craig Counsell made the case to Adam McCalvy about why Parra has been one of the Brewers best players in the first half of the season.
- Even though the Brewers aren't competing for a playoff spot this year, could they make a quick turnaround and compete next year? That's what Nicholas Zettel of DIsciples of Uecker asks, wondering if a quick turnaround is possible so they can compete next season.
- After some recent trades where teams traded prospects along with a big contract to effectively "sell" a prospect, Kyle Lesniewski of Reviewing the Brew asks if the Brewers should do the same with Garza's contract.
- If you're looking for a history lesson today, Jack Moore of BP Milwaukee has one for you. He has the story of how the Pilots became the Brewers, including some of the details you generally don't hear about.
- Also on BP Milwaukee, Julien Assouline discusses the sudden increase in ticket prices that the Brewers have implemented in the last two seasons.
- If you've seen the lineup cards the Brewers put out each day, you would notice the calligraphy on the cards. That belongs to bench coach Jerry Narron, and Cait Covers the Bases learns more about the writing skills of Narron.
- Over the weekend, Gerardo Parra and Neal Cotts competed in a friendly soccer shootout prior to Friday's game. Cait Covers the Bases has the full recap of the shootout.
- For just today, the Brewers are holding a special ticket promotion for the July 7th game against the Braves, where certain tickets have been discounted to $7.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||30-44||
Friday: Memphis 9, Colorado Springs 0
Saturday: Colorado Springs 2, Memphis 0
Sunday: Memphis 4, Colorado Springs 3
|Colorado Springs @ Memphis|
Friday: Biloxi 7, Jacksonville 3
Saturday: Biloxi 4, Jacksonville 1
Sunday: Biloxi 11, Jacksonville 1
|Biloxi @ Jacksonville|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||30-42||
Friday: Brevard County 9, Daytona 5
Saturday: Bradenton 7, Brevard County 4
Sunday: Bradenton 4, Brevard County 3
|Brevard County @ Bradenton|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||25-49||
Friday: Clinton 13, Wisconsin 2
Saturday: WIsconsin 6, Clinton 5
Sunday: Clinton 6, Wisconsin 5
|Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin|
Friday: DSL Braves 7, DSL Brewers 1
Saturday: DSL Tigers 9, DSL Brewers 2
|DSL Brewers @ DSL Tigers|
Friday: Great Falls 11, Helena 10
Saturday: Great Falls 11, Helena 5
Sunday: Great Falls 9, Helena 2
|Great Falls @ Helena|
Friday: AZL Brewers 9, AZL Rangers 4
Saturday: AZLRangers 7, AZL Brewers 3
|AZL Brewers @ AZL Athletics|
News & Notes
- In his series of the best hitters in Brewers minor-league history, Michael Trzinski of Reviewing the Brew looks at the 1986 minor-league season of Steve Stanichek.
NL Central Update
- Cubs @ Cardinals
Friday: Cardinals 3, Cubs 2
Saturday:Cardinals 8, Cubs 1
Sunday: Cardinals 4, Cubs 1
- Braves @ Pirates
Friday: Pirates 3, Braves 2
Saturday: Pirates 8, Braves 4
Sunday: Braves 2, Pirates 1
- Reds @ Mets
Friday: Mets 2, Reds 1
Saturday: Mets 2, Reds 1
Sunday: Mets 7, Reds 2
Today's Division Games
- Twins @ Reds - 6:10 pm
- Cardinals, Cubs, and Pirates all have the day off.
It's a basement battle as the two worst teams in MLB meet to begin a four-game series today. First up is Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers, who will face Sean O'Sullivan today. First pitch is at 6:05 pm, and it is the free game of the day on MLB.TV.