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What We Learned: Brewers offense cools down quickly

The Brewers offense manged just two runs over three games against the Diamondbacks this weekend. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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This Weekend's Results

Brewers 2, Diamondbacks 1

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.

Diamondbacks 2, Brewers 0

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.

Diamondbacks 3, Brewers 0

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
Minor League Update
Team Level Record This Weekend Today
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
Biloxi Shuckers AA 57-40 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
DSL Brewers R 20-28 Friday: DSL Cubs 11, DSL Brewers 9
Saturday: DSL Brewers 8, DSL Cubs 1
DSL Pirates1 @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 16-20 Friday: Billings 4, Helena 3
Saturday: Billings 9, Helena 6
Sunday: Missoula 11, Helena 1
Missoula @ Helena
AZL Brewers R 13-16 Saturday: AZL Cubs 11, AZL Brewers 0
Sunday: AZL Brewers 4, AZL Cubs 0
AZL Brewers @ AZL Angels

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 63 35
Pirates 57 41
Cubs 51 46
Reds 43 53
Brewers 43 56
  • 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.
Around Baseball
Today's Action

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.