This Weekend's Results
With the offense having a down day, Jimmy Nelson insured that the Brewers wouldn't need much offense to win. He pitched seven scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks, allowing just five hits with five strikeouts. Meanwhile, Ryan Braun hit a solo home run to put the Brewers on the board, and Gerardo Parra scored on a wild pitch for a critical insurance run. The ninth inning was a little rough as Chris Owings led off with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly off of closer Francisco Rodriguez, but he settled down to record the save.
Once again, Taylor Jungmann came out and pitched a good game for the Brewers. He only allowed two runs on four hits in his six innings of work, but that wasn't enough as the Brewers offense struggled. Rubby De La Rosa allowed only four hits and struck out six in eight innings of work. The Brewers did load the bases in the ninth against closer Brad Ziegler, but Gerardo Parra struck out looking to end the game.
For the second straight game, the Brewers offense was shut out by the Cardinals. Matt Garza kept the Brewers in the game with three runs allowed in 5 2/3 innings, but the offense couldn't get past Jeremy Hellickson, who allowed four hits in six innings, or the Diamondbacks bullpen, which allowed a total of one baserunner in three innings. No Brewers hitter had more than 1 hit, and Khris Davis struck out four times.
Brewers News & Notes
- The trade rumors keep moving along, with the most recent one focusing on Adam Lind. Noah notes that the Brewers and Cardinals have had discussions about a trade involving the first baseman.
- With Wily Peralta set to return, the Brewers are not going to remove a starting pitcher from the rotation yet. Adam McCalvy reports that the Brewers will activate Peralta to start Tuesday, and then use a six-man rotation for one turn leading up to Friday's non-waiver trade deadline.
- A couple of Brewers (and trade candidates) were dealing with some injuries over the weekend. Adam Lind left Saturday's game with back tightness and sat out Sunday to rest. Meanwhile, Gerardo Parra was hit by a pitch on the left knee in Thursday's game, but was feeling fine on Friday and was back in the lineup on Saturday.
- The trade rumors around Mike Fiers have not dissipated, and he remains a candidate leading up to the deadline. Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors notes that the Brewers and Blue Jays are still having discussions about Mike Fiers.
- With Kyle Lohse and Matt Garza struggling this season, the need for homegrown talent is showing more than ever. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says that the struggles of free-agent pitchers in the later years of their contracts is why the Brewers need more starting pitchers developed from their own system.
- Gerardo Parra remains one of the Brewers top trade candidates, but some people want to see him extended rather than traded. Justin Schultz of The First Out At Third addresses this idea, proving perspective in regards to why it would be a bad idea.
- Can Taylor Jungmann be considered a "clutch" pitcher based on his performance? Ryan Romano of BP Milwaukee looks at the definition of a "clutch" player, as well as Jungmann's performance in pressure situations.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||40-59||
Friday: Omaha 4, Colorado Springs 2
Saturday: Omaha 7, Colorado Springs 6
Sunday: Omaha 3, Colorado Springs 1
|Colorado Springs @ Omaha|
Friday: Biloxi 3, Pensacola 2
Saturday: Biloxi 4, Pensacola 2
Sunday: Biloxi 10, Pensacola 2
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||42-54||
Saturday: St. Lucie 5, Brevard County 1
Saturday: Brevard County 6, St. Lucie 4
|Palm Beach @ Brevard County (DH)|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||34-66||
Friday: Wisconsin 6, Clinton 5
Saturday: Wisconsin 4, Clinton 0
Sunday: Wisconsin 6, Clinton 4
Friday: DSL Cubs 11, DSL Brewers 9
Saturday: DSL Brewers 8, DSL Cubs 1
|DSL Pirates1 @ DSL Brewers|
Friday: Billings 4, Helena 3
Saturday: Billings 9, Helena 6
Sunday: Missoula 11, Helena 1
|Missoula @ Helena|
Saturday: AZL Cubs 11, AZL Brewers 0
Sunday: AZL Brewers 4, AZL Cubs 0
|AZL Brewers @ AZL Angels|
NL Central Update
- Braves @ Cardinals
Friday: Cardinals 4, Braves 2
Saturday: Cardinals 1, Braves 0
Sunday: Braves 3, Cardinals 2
- Nationals @ Pirates
Friday: Pirates 7, Nationals 5
Saturday: Nationals 9, Pirates 3
Sunday: Pirates 3, Nationals 1
- Phillies @ Cubs
Friday: Phillies 5, Cubs 3
Saturday: Phillies 5, Cubs 0
Sunday: Phillies 11, Cubs 5
- Reds @ Rockies
Friday: Rockies 6, Reds 5
Saturday: Reds 5, Rockies 2
Sunday: Rockies 17, Reds 7
Today's Division Games
- Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa) @ Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) - 7:05 pm
- Reds (Raisel Iglesias) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) - 7:15 pm
- Pirates have the day off.
- The Royals made the big trade of the weekend, acquiring Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto for left-handed pitchers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed.
- The Cardinals acquired Steve Cishek from the Marlins for pitcher Kyle Barraclough.
- The newest Hall of Fame class was inducted on Sunday. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio were added to the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
- Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke had his scoreless streak come to an end on Sunday with a run allowed against the Mets. His streak had reached 45 2/3 innings before ending.
The Brewers head to San Francisco to begin a three-game series against the Giants. Kyle Lohse makes what could be his final start for the Brewers, and Chris Heston pitches for the Giants. First pitch is at 9:15 pm.