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What We Learned: Brewers begin second half with sweep of Pirates

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The Brewers kicked off the second half of the season with a sweep of the Pirates. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Yesterday's Results

Brewers 4, Pirates 1

Mike Fiers got the second half of the season off to a good start with seven innings of one-run ball on Friday. Meanwhile, the offense backed him up with some "small ball", getting a run in the first on a Ryan Braun groundout, and another in the fifth on a Gerardo Parra double. They scored two more in the seventh with back-to-back singles from Scooter Gennett and Shane Peterson, followed by an error and a double-play ball.

Brewers 8, Pirates 5

Aramis Ramirez and Scooter Gennett helped keep the Brewers going in a rough start from Jimmy Nelson. Ramirez went 3-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and a hit by pitch, and Scooter Gennett went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Jimmy Nelson allowed three runs in the first, but settled down to allow a total of four runs in five innings. The Brewers kept chipping away at the Pirates lead, scoring in the second through seventh innings.

Brewers 6, Pirates 1

Taylor Jungmann continued his second half where he left off the first, allowing only one run in seven innings. The Brewers didn't get on the board until the seventh inning, when Khris Davis drove in two runs on a double to give the Brewers a 2-1 lead. They would then add on four more runs in the eighth to blow the game open.

Brewers News & Notes

Trade Deadline

MLB Draft

Other Notes

Minor League Update
Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 38-54 Friday: Colorado Springs 8, New Orleans 2
Saturday: Colorado Springs 2, New Orleans 0
Sunday: Colorado Springs 3, New Orleans 1
Nashville @ Colorado Springs
Biloxi Shuckers AA 53-37 Friday: Chattanooga 6, Biloxi 5
Saturday: Chattanooga 5, Biloxi 3
Mobile @ Biloxi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 39-53 Friday: Fort Myers 12, Brevard County 12
Saturday: Brevard County 7, Fort Myers 6
Sunday: Tampa 2, Brevard County 0
Tampa @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 30-63 Friday: Quad Cities 4, Wisconsin 2
Friday: Wisconsin 3, Quad Cities 2
Saturday: Kane County 3, Wisconsin 1
Sunday: Kane County 1, Wisconsin 0
Wisconsin @ Kane County
DSL Brewers R 18-24 Friday: DSL Braves 8, DSL Brewers 3 DSL Tigers @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 14-15 Friday: Helena 5, Grand Junction 1
Saturday: Helena 4, Orem 3
Sunday: Orem 7, Helena 4
Orem @ Helena
AZL Brewers R 9-14 Friday: AZL White Sox 8, AZL Brewers 0
Saturday: AZL Mariners 3, AZL Brewers 2
AZL Royals @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 58 34
Pirates 53 38
Cubs 49 41
Reds 40 49
Brewers 41 52
  • Mets @ Cardinals
    Friday: Cardinals 3, Mets 2
    Saturday: Cardinals 12, Mets 2
    Sunday: Mets 3, Cardinals 1
  • Cubs @ Braves
    Friday: Braves 4, Cubs 2
    Saturday: Cubs 4, Braves 0
    Sunday: Cubs 4, Braves 1
  • Indians @ Reds
    Friday: Reds 6, Indians 1
    Saturday: Indians 9, Reds 4
    Sunday: Indians 5, Reds 3

Today's Division Games

  • Cubs (Clayton Richard) @ Reds (Michael Lorenzen) - 6:10 pm
  • Pirates (A.J. Burnett) @ Royals (Yordano Ventura) - 7:10 pm
  • Cardinals have the day off.
Around Baseball

Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The Brewers have the day off today. They return to action tomorrow to begin a two-game series against the Indians.