This Weekend's Results
The weekend that the Brewers had may be the definition of dominance in baseball. The offense was on fire, putting up a combined twenty-five runs on forty hits. They hit six home runs over the weekend series and put up a batting line of .364/.462/.564 in those three games. They actually had more walks than strikeouts (15 strikeouts to 17 walks). The offense could not have played much better. Meanwhile, the pitching backed up. They allowed a total of five runs and twenty-one hits, putting up a 1.67 ERA. It was a dominating weekend by the whole team, something we haven't seen from them in a while.
Brewers News & Notes
- Robert Bondy of MLB.com has a few updates on the injured Brewers players. Carlos Gomez sat yesterday after getting hit in the wrist by a pitch, but is expected to be back in a day or two. Khris Davis is set to rejoin the team this week (though not necessarily today), and Peralta is on schedule for a return in late July.
- Meanwhile, Carlos Gomez is not happy about how much he has been getting hit by pitches recently. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Gomez had a warning for any future pitchers that try to keep throwing high and inside to him.
- When Khris Davis returns, he may be relegated to a bench role for a while. Tom Haudricourt notes that the hot play from Gerardo Parra may keep him in the lineup for now.
- Despite the recent hot streak, trade rumors around the Brewers continue. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Brewers and Angels had some trade discussions around Gerardo Parra and Adam Lind.
- Could the winning streak be bad for the Brewers? Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker is worried that the winning streak may make people think the Brewers should hold on to pieces instead of trade them.
- Justin Schultz of The First Out At Third notes that some of Mike Fiers struggles early this season have been related to BABIP, which has been steadily going down as the season has progressed.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||32-49||
Friday: Nashville 2, Colorado Springs 1
Saturday: Memphis 15, Colorado Springs 1
Sunday: Memphis 7, Colorado Springs 3
|Memphis @ Colorado Springs|
Friday: Mississippi 4, Biloxi 3
Saturday: Montgomery 7, Biloxi 2
Sunday: Biloxi 10, Montgomery 9
|Biloxi @ Montgomery|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||33-46||
Friday: Dunedin 12, Brevard County 4
Saturday: Clearwater 7, Brevard County 6
Sunday: Brevard County 5, Clearwater 4
|Clearwater @ Brevard County|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||27-54||
Friday: Beloit 6, Wisconsin 5
Saturday: Wisconsin 8, Beloit 5
Sunday: Wisconsin 3, Beloit 2
|Kane County @ Wisconsin|
Friday: DSL Brewers 1, DSL Cubs 0
Saturday: DSL Brewers 10, DSL Pirates 0
|DSL Brewers @ DSL Pirates|
Friday: Helena 12, Billings 9
Saturday: Billings 9, Helena 0
Sunday: Helena 5, Billings 1
Saturday: AZL Brewers 16, AZL Reds 0
Sunday: AZL Reds 9, AZL Brewers 4
|AZL Brewers @ AZL White Sox|
News & Notes
- The Brewers still face the need to improve the farm system, though there is talent in the system. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reviews the top prospect list from Baseball America earlier this season and what to expect from each player.
- Johnny Hellweg was promoted to Double-A Biloxi over the weekend as his recovery tour continues.
NL Central Update
- Padres @ Cardinals
Friday: Padres 2, Cardinals 1
Saturday: Cardinals 2, Padres 1
Sunday: Cardinals 3, Padres 1
- Indians @ Pirates
Friday: Indians 5, Pirates 2
Saturday: Pirates 1, Indians 0
Sunday: Pirates 5, Indians 3
- Marlins @ Cubs
Friday: Marlins 2, Cubs 1
Saturday: Cubs 7, Marlins 2
Sunday: Cubs 2, Marlins 0
Today's Division Games
- Padres (James Shields) @ Pirates (A.J. Burnett) - 6:05 pm
- Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) @ Nationals (Doug Fister) - 6:05 pm
- Cardinals (John Lackey) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) - 7:05 pm
- The starters for the All-Star Game next week were announced last night, and as expected, no Brewers we named as starters for the game. The reserves will be announced tonight, and at least one Brewer will be among the reserves.
The Brewers make a quick stop at home for a three-game series before finishing up the path to the All-Star break on the road. The Braves will be the opponent for this three game series. In game 1, Kyle Lohse will take on Braves rookie Matt Wisler. First pitch is at 7:05 pm.