If you've looked at many photos of Carlos Gomez, many of them tend to have one thing in common. Carlos Gomez is smiling in a lot of those pictures. Why is that? There hasn't been a lot to smile about this season, so why smile so much? Well, Carlos Gomez took a minute on Instagram yesterday to explain why he's always smiling. His reasoning is simple: You should always look on the bright side and remember that everything happens for a reason. A smile is a way to show strength in the tough times of life. It may not be much of a baseball story, but it's something to remember during some of the dark days that are happening in this losing season.
It was bad Jimmy that made an appearance on Monday night, but the Brewers made sure that it wouldn't them this time. Despite allowing four runs in the first two innings, Jimmy limited the damage beyond that and allowed the Brewers to make their comeback. Jonathan Lucroy led the charge with four hits, two runs scored, and two RBI. Ryan Braun had three hits in the game as well.
Brewers News & Notes
- Despite the Brewers' struggles, the team hasn't appeared too eager to make any deals yet. Noah asks if this is a tactic, or if they are really going to do nothing at the trade deadline.
- The international signing period begins Thursday, and a year after the Brewers made a big splash by signing Gilbert Lara, it looks like it could be a quiet year. Derek has a preview of the season and what to expect from the Brewers.
- Prior to yesterday's game, Derek posted a series preview of the Brewers-Phillies series.
- Wily Peralta and Khris Davis both made big steps forward in their recovery yesterday. Adam McCalvy notes that Peralta threw off of a mound and Khris Davis was given his rehab assignment.
- The Brewers scouts this year have had a different focus than in previous years, with the Brewers in selling mode rather than buying. Adam McCalvy spoke to Brewers scouting director Zack Minasian about what he is looking at this season.
- With the trade deadline approaching, the questions of what Doug Melvin will do continue to mount. Over on BP Milwaukee, Andrew Salzman looks at the trade history of Melvin and what to expect from him as the deadline approaches.
- Mike Fiers has never had a dominant fastball, but he has been using it differently this year. Kyle Lesniewski of Reviewing the Brew looks at how Fiers has used his fastball differently.
- Has Carlos Gomez been pressing this year? Ryan Romano of BP Milwaukee thinks so, noting that Gomez's patience at the plate has decreased.
- Cait Covers the Bases notes that this year's Negro Leagues Tribute Game will take place on July 18 against the Pirates.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||30-45||Memphis 1, Colorado Springs 0||Colorado Springs @ Nashville|
|Biloxi Shuckers||AA||46-27||Jacksonville 12, Biloxi 1||OFF|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||31-42||Brevard County 4, Bradenton 2||Brevard County @ Bradenton|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||25-50||Cedar Rapids 4, Wisconsin 0||Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin|
|DSL Brewers||R||9-16||DSL Brewers 10, DSL Tigers 1||DSL Brewers @ DSL Marlins|
|Helena Brewers||R||3-8||Great Falls @ Helena (SSPD)||Billings @ Helena|
|AZL Brewers||R||4-4||AZL Brewers 8, AZL Athletics 1||AZL Athletics @ AZL Brewers|
News & Notes
- Pete Schwichtenberg of Reviewing the Brew notes that in his two starts since being designated for assignment, Wei-Chung Wang has pitched 15.2 scoreless innings for Brevard County.
- Over on Disciples of Uecker, Nicholas Zettel posted a vine of Gilbert Lara's swing.
NL Central Update
- Reds 11, Twins 7
- Cardinals, Cubs, and Pirates all had the day off.
Today's Division Games
- Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Tigers (Justin Verlander) - 6:08 pm
- Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Mets (Jon Niese) - 6:10 pm
- Twins (Phil Hughes) @ Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) - 6:10 pm
- White Sox (Chris Sale) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) - 7:15 pm
- The Giants designated Casey McGehee for assignment.
- The Phillies hired Andy MacPhail as head of the team's baseball operations department, and will assume the role of team president at the end of the season.
- The Tigers acquired infielder Alexi Casilla from the Rays in exchange for a PTBNL.
The Brewers get a tough matchup today as Taylor Jungmann will have to face Phillies ace Cole Hamels. First pitch for game two of the series is at 6:05 pm.