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What We Learned: Khris Davis returns to the Brewers lineup

Khris Davis came off the DL yesterday and made his return to the Brewers lineup. We discuss that and more in today' What We Learned.

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The Brewers got some help back in their lineup yesterday with the return of another player. Prior to yesterday's game, Khris Davis was activated off of the 15-day DL and David Goforth was sent back to Colorado Springs to clear a roster spot. Davis had been gone for around five weeks, so the recovery time is right at what we expected for him. However, despite his return, he may not have a starting spot anymore. Craig Counsell noted before last night's game that because of his hot play, Gerardo Parra will remain the starting left fielder for now. It could be a temporary position for Parra, who has been in several trade rumors recently and could be on the move by the end of the month. If that happens, Davis would reclaim his starting spot in the lineup again.

Yesterday's Results

Braves 4, Brewers 3

It's hard to figure out the Brewers right now. After posting an eight-game winning streak (seven of those coming on the road), they returned home and lose two straight games. Their home record of 15-28 is the worst in baseball. They have allowed 70 home runs at home. Tyler Cravy did his job in his second start of the year, allowing three runs in six innings of work. Jonathan Lucroy and Adam Lind each hit solo home runs, and Carlos Gomez had an RBI as well. However, they just couldn't put together enough offense to support Cravy.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 32-51 Memphis 13, Colorado Springs 6 Oklahome City @ Colorado Springs
Biloxi Shuckers AA 49-31 Montgomery 10, Biloxi 7 Biloxi @ Montgomery
Brevard County Manatees A+ 33-48 Tampa 6, Brevard County 4 Brevard County @ Tampa
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 28-55 Kane County 6, WIsconsin 1 Wisconsin @ Kane County
DSL Brewers R 13-19 DSL Yankees2 4, DSL Brewers 1 DSL Yankees2 @ DSL Brewers
Helena Brewers R 7-10 Helena @ Grand Junction (PPD) Helena @ Grand Junction
AZL Brewers R 6-9 AZL White Sox 6, AZL Brewers 2 OFF

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 54 30
Pirates 49 34
Cubs 46 37
Reds 38 44
Brewers 36 50
  • Cubs 5, Cardinals 3
  • Pirates 3, Padres 2
  • Reds 5, Nationals 0

Today's Division Games

  • Reds (Michael Lorenzen) @ Nationals (Gio Gonzalez) - 6:05 pm
  • Padres (Andrew Cashner) @ Pirates (Charlie Morton) - 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Michael Wacha) @ Cubs (Jason Hammel) - 7:05 pm
Today's Action

The Brewers try to salvage one game in this quick three-game home stand in today's matinee. Julio Teheran faces Mike Fiers in the finale of the three-game series. First pitch is at 1:10 pm.