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.
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
- Baseball America came out with its midseason top prospect ranking on Monday, and it had some high praise for one of the Brewers prospects. Noah notes that the Baseball America list had Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia as the eighth best minor-league prospect.
- Derek notes that the Brewers signed another international prospect on Monday, signing 16 year old center fielder Jesus Lujano. They still have some money to use in the signing period as the two prospects they signed cost a total of $1 million.
- Tyler Cravy's start last night may be the only start he makes for the Brewers for a while. Brandon Curry of MLB.com notes that with Garza due back after the All-Star break, Cravy may not be needed for another start and his current role is in limbo.
- Wily Peralta took another step forward in his injury recovery yesterday, throwing to live batters for the first time. Peralta is not far away from a rehab assignment, and a late July return is a strong possibility.
- Khris Davis gets a bit of a hard time due to his below-average defense, but that has never been his strength. Derek Harvey of BP Milwaukee says that Davis should be judged based on his bat and not his glove.
- Continuing in his smartbuilding series, Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker looks at the trades made in the 2013 and 2014 seasons for more of an idea about what the Brewers could get in midseason trades.
- Ryan Romano of BP Milwaukee looks at the pitching arsenal of Michael Blazek and how it has helped him put together a solid season.
- Bleacher Report notes that Adam Lind tied a Brewers franchise record with a RBI in nine straight games.
- The fan that was injured by a foul ball during Monday's game is currently in satisfactory condition at the hospital.
Minor League Update
|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
- Marcus Young of Miller Park Prospects notes that the Brewers announced their organizational players of the month yesterday. Biloxi pitcher Jorge Lopez and Wisconsin outfielder Brandon Diaz took home the awards. Let's hope the Biloxi staff doesn't put this award for Lopez in the freezer.
- Michael Schwarz of BP Milwaukee has a profile of Brewers prospect Marcos Diplan.
NL Central Update
- 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
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.