This Weekend's Results
Jimmy Nelson made a great start on Friday, allowing no earned runs in seven innings of work. He didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning and struck out six. However, an error by Hernan Perez in the seventh started a Dodgers rally, allowing them to score three unearned runs and hit Jimmy Nelson with a tough loss. The Brewers scored both of their runs in the fifth inning after two wild pitches.
Taylor Jungmann's rookie season continues to dazzle everyone. On Saturday night, he had the best game of his short MLB career, holding the Dodgers to one run in a complete game. Meanwhile, Dodgers starter Brandon Beachy only made it four innings, allowing three runs, all coming in the third inning thanks to a bases-clearing double from Carlos Gomez. The Brewers would add on four more runs for insurance, but they didn't need any more help as Jungmann kept the Dodgers in check.
It was another comeback for the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon. Kyle Lohse pitched decently, allowing two runs in five innings. Home runs by Ryan Braun and Hernan Perez built a lead for the Brewers, and Perez added to it with an RBI groundout in the fourth inning. However, it was the bullpen that couldn't hold the lead this time. Jeremy Jeffress allowed a baserunner to start the eighth, and then Will Smith allowed a two-run home run in relief of Jeffress to give up the lead.
Brewers News & Notes
- The Brewers got their second All-Star on Sunday as Ryan Braun was named to the NL roster to replace Matt Holiday. This will be Ryan Braun's sixth time at the All-Star Game.
- Adam McCalvy notes that, despite losing four of six to finish the first half of the season, Craig Counsell is encouraged by how the Brewers have been playing recently.
- Could the Brewers have a future ace in Taylor Jungmann? That's what Jonathan Lucroy sees in Jungmann, and he showed it with his complete game on Saturday.
- Wily Peralta made his first rehab start on Saturday for Wisconsin, pitching 2 2/3 innings. His next stop will be Biloxi, where he will make two to three starts.
- The trade deadline is two weeks from Friday. Who will be leaving and who will remain? Justin Schultz of The First Out At Third makes his predictions on who will be leaving Milwaukee. He also takes a look at what it would take for a Jean Segura-Steven Matz trade to happen.
- Meanwhile, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel talked to owner Mark Attanasio, who says that no trades are imminent right now.
- Much of the trade speculation has hovered around Carlos Gomez. Despite the possibility of getting traded, Gomez hopes that it doesn't happen.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||34-54||
Friday: Oklahoma City 6, Colorado Springs 3
Friday: Oklahoma City 11, Colorado Springs 6
Saturday: Oklahoma City 7, Colorado Springs 3
Sunday: Colorado Springs 6, Oklahoma City 5
Friday: Biloxi 6, Tennessee 4
Saturday: Tennessee 6, Biloxi 1
Sunday: Tennessee 8, Biloxi 2
|Biloxi @ Tennessee|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||35-51||
Friday: Chalotte 6, Brevard County 4
Saturday: Charlotte 12, Brevard County 2
Sunday: Charlotte 8, Brevard County 3
|Brevard County @ Charlotte|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||29-59||
Friday: Wisconsin 9, Beloit 1
Saturday: Beloit 6, Wisconsin 5
Sunday: Beloit 6, Wisconsin 5
|Wisconsin @ Beloit|
Friday: DSL Brewers 6, DSL Mets2 1
Saturday: DSL Brewers 8, DSL Red Sox2 1
Saturday: DSL Red Sox2 5, DSL Brewers 4
|DSL Red Sox2 @ DSL Brewers|
Friday: Helena 10, Grand Junction 5
Friday: Grand Junction 8, Helena 4
Saturday: Orem 6, Helena 2
Sunday: Helena 14, Orem 10
|Helena @ Orem|
Friday: AZL Brewers 5, AZL Indians 2
Saturday: AZL Royals 5, AZL Brewers 4
Sunday: AZL Mariners 8, AZL Brewers 2
News & Notes
- Orlando Arcia played in the Futures Game on Sunday, and impressed the crowd with a nice defensive play late in the game.
- Ariel Estades of the DSL Brewers has been suspended 72 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
- Biloxi Shuckers hitting coach Sandy Guerrero is heading to the Home Run Derby again. Guerrero agreed to pitch for Prince Fielder again as Fielder participates in the event tonight.
NL Central Update
- Cardinals @ Pirates
Friday: Pirates 5, Cardinals 2
Saturday: Pirates 6, Cardinals 5
Sunday: Pirates 6, Cardinals 5
- White Sox @ Cubs
Friday: White Sox 1, Cubs 0
Saturday: White Sox 5, Cubs 1
Sunday: Cubs 3, White Sox 1
- Reds @ Marlins
Friday: Reds 1, Marlins 0
Saturday: Marlins 14, Reds 3
Sunday: Marlins 8, Reds 1
The Brewers are off until Friday. Today is the Home Run Derby, and tomorrow is the All-Star Game. Wednesday and Thursday are off-days for all of MLB.