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What We Learned: Brewers break even in June

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The Brewers finished the month of June with a .500 record. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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With the Brewers victory yesterday, they accomplished something they hadn't done since June of last year: Finish a month without a losing record. That streak came to an end yesterday, as their win gave the Brewers a record of 14-14 in June, breaking a streak of five straight losing months. It's a sign of progress for the team that has been struggling to find any consistency all year.

What does this mean for the Brewers? Should it change anything for the team's plans? Not really. Most of us knew that the team would play better at some point, as the talent on the roster is too good for them to be playing as badly as they are. However, their situation isn't any better than before. They're still 17 games under .500, and far out of the playoff chase. They should still be sellers at the trade deadline. It's just a nice note to consider in what has been a difficult season.

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 4, Phillies 3

The Brewers got a quick 2-0 lead off of Phillies starter Cole Hamels last night, but Hamels shut the Brewers down after that and pitched seven innings total. Meanwhile, the Phillies took advantage of some mistakes from the Brewers and built a 3-2 lead. However, the Phillies would give it up in the eighth inning, as Aramis Ramirez and Adam Lind each drove in runs. The Brewers bullpen had to work around some baserunnners in the last two innings, but kept the Phillies off the board to secure the 4-3 win.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 31-45 Colorado Springs 9, Nashville 2 Colorado Springs @ Nashville
Biloxi Shuckers AA 46-27 OFF Mississippi @ Biloxi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 31-43 Bradenton 12, Brevard County 6 Brevard County @ Dunedin
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 25-51 Cedar Rapids 3, Wisconsin 2 Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 9-17 DSL Marlins 10, DSL Brewers 6 DSL Marlins @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 4-8 Helena 12, Billings 5 Billings @ Helena
AZL Brewers R 4-5 AZL Athletics 4, AZL Brewers 2 AZL Dodgers @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 51 25
Pirates 43 33
Cubs 40 35
Reds 35 41
Brewers 31 48

Today's Division Games

  • Twins (Trevor May) @ Reds (Johnny Cueto) - 11:35 am
  • Pirates (AJ Burnett) @ Tigers (Alfredo Simon) - 6:08 pm
  • Cubs (Jon Lester) @ Mets (Bartolo Colon) - 6:10 pm
  • White Sox (Jose Quintana) @ Cardinals (John Lackey) - 7:15 pm
Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The Brewers play game three of their series against the Phillies tonight. It will be Kyle Lohse facing Aaron Harang in tonight's starting pitcher matchup. First pitch is at 6:05 pm.