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What We Learned: Doug Melvin's tenure as GM is coming to an end

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The Brewers began their search for a new GM yesterday as Doug Melvin plans to step away from the role. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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There had been some speculation that there would be a change in the Brewers front office this season, and yesterday, we got confirmation that it is going to happen. Yesterday, Doug Melvin said that he is ready to step out of the GM role and the search for a new GM will begin immediately. The Brewers have already hired search firm Korn Ferry to assist them in the process, and they are going to be targeting young candidates. Meanwhile, Doug Melvin will remain with the team in an advisory role.

Doug Melvin will be leaving the Brewers franchise in much better shape than when he arrived. His 13 years as the Brewers GM turned the team around, from a 106-loss team to a team with two playoff appearances. He will be leaving the franchise in a better state than when he arrived, and overall, his tenure was a success. However, with the Brewers struggling this season, and Melvin potentially approaching the end of his career, it was time to make a move. Hopefully the next GM can continue to build the franchise up and make them even better.

Yesterday's Results

Cubs 6, Brewers 3

Rookies are sometimes going to have rough nights, and that's what happened to Taylor Jungmann last night. He was only able to pitch 2 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. However, his defense did him no favors as only two of those runs went down as earned. The Brewers committed three errors in the game, one each from Elian Herrera, Jonathan Lucroy, and Logan Schafer. Lucroy's error led to the two unearned runs scoring in the second inning. On offense, Adam Lind hit a two-run home run to account for most of the Brewers scoring, but the Cubs bullpen locked down the Brewers for the last 3 2/3 innings of the game.

Brewers News & Notes

More on Doug Melvin

Other Notes

Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 48-66 Colorado Springs 7, Round Rock 5 Colorado Springs @ Round Rock (DH)
Biloxi Shuckers AA 64-48 Mississippi 10, Biloxi 3 Pensacola @ Biloxi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 47-65 Tampa 12, Brevard County 7 Brevard County @ Tampa
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 39-74 Wisconsin 5, West Michigan 3 West Michigan @ Wisconsin
DSL Brewers R 27-35 DSL Brewers 10, DSL Tigers 4 DSL Brewers @ DSL Marlins
Helena Brewers R 19-29 Ogden 9, Helena 0 Ogden @ Helena
AZL Brewers R 19-23 AZL White Sox 5, AZL Brewers 4 AZL White Sox @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 72 40
Pirates 65 45
Cubs 63 48
Reds 49 62
Brewers 48 66

Today's Division Games

  • Reds (Raisel Iglesias) @ Padres (James Shields) - 2:40 pm
  • Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) - 7:15 pm
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Roster News

Other Notes

Today's Action

The Brewers will try to even the series with a win tonight against the Cubs. Tonight's matchup will be Matt Garza against Jason Hammel. First pitch is at 7:05 pm.