This Weekend's Results
Sometimes everything comes together in a game, and it ends up being a very nice game. Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI, Adam Lind and Elian Herrera also had multi-hit games, and Domingo Santana homered in his Brewers debut. Meanwhile, Jimmy Nelson was ok in 5.1 IP, allowing two runs. Kyle Lohse finished the game for his first career save.
All pitchers have bad days, and this was one of those for Taylor Jungmann. He only lasted four innings as he allowed five runs on seven hits and three runs, though he still struck out five in the loss. Meanwhile, the Brewers offense was held in check by Joe Ross, who limited the Brewers to a run on a Khris Davis home run.
While Jungmann had a bad day Saturday night, Matt Garza was worse on Sunday. He allowed seven runs on eight hits and six walks. It was the first time a Brewers starting pitcher allowed six walks in a game since May 14, 2012. The Brewers offense did manage five runs, four of those coming off of home runs from Jonathan Lucroy, Scooter Gennett, and Khris Davis. However, it was not enough to overcome Garza's bad start.
Brewers News & Notes
- The Brewers made two roster moves over the weekend. The first was made on Friday afternoon, when they claimed LHP Cesar Jimenez off waivers from the Phillies. Jimenez made his debut with the Brewers over the weekend, allowing two hits and striking out two in 1.2 IP on Saturday.
- To clear a roster spot for Jimenez, the Brewers traded Neal Cotts to the Twins. Cotts had been claimed on revocable waivers by the Twins on Friday, and the teams finalized a trade following Friday's game. The Brewers will receive either a PTBNL or cash in exchange for Cotts.
- Doug Melvin's motivation behind the acquisition of Jimenez and trade of Cotts was a simple one. With Cotts expected to get limited appearances (at best), Melvin wanted to give an experienced player like Jimenez a chance.
- Jonathan Lucroy has a simple goal for the final weeks of the season: Get back to his actual talent level on the field. Adam McCalvy notes that Lucroy has been feeling better about his play on the field lately and wants to continue to build on that.
- With the Brewers looking ahead to the rebuilding process, they will need talent to emerge if they want to get back to where they were. Over on BP Milwaukee, Jack Moore reflects on the 2006 season and the emergence of prospects that led to the beginning of the Brewers successful years.
- Meanwhile, while the Brewers want to improve, the division they are in may make that a very tough task to accomplish. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that the elite teams that the Cardinals, Pirates, and Cubs have put together will make any effort to rebuild much more difficult.
- On Friday, MLB announced that it had established a new domestic violence policy. Mike Oz of Big League Stew has the full text of the policy, which gives the ultimate deciding power on punishments to the commissioner.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||54-74||
Friday: Colorado Springs 5, Tacoma 2
Saturday: Tacoma 7, Colorado Springs 4
Sunday: Colorado Springs 3, El Paso 2
|Colorado Springs @ El Paso|
Friday: Biloxi 3, Jackson 0
Saturday: Biloxi 2, Jackson 1
Sunday: Mobile 3, Biloxi 2
|Mobile @ Biloxi|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||53-71||
Friday: Brevard County 6, Clearwater 5
Saturday: Brevard County 5, Clearwater 1
Sunday: Lakeland 1, Brevard County 0
|Brevard County @ Lakeland|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||43-81||
Friday: Wisconsin 2, Peoria 1
Saturday: Peoria 4, Wisconsin 2
Sunday: Wisconsin 9, Peoria 5
|Burlington @ Wisconsin|
Friday: DSL Mets2 9, DSL Brewers 5
Saturday: DSL Mets2 8, DSL Brewers 2
|End of Season|
Friday: Helena 8, Great Falls 1
Saturday: Helena 8, Great Falls 4
Sunday: Helena 6, Great Falls 2
|Great Falls @ Helena|
Friday: AZL White Sox 11, AZL Brewers 1
Saturday: AZL Royals 5, AZL Brewers 1
|AZL Brewers @ AZL Padres|
News & Notes
- The DSL Brewers ended their season over the weekend with a final record of 32-40.
NL Central Update
- Cardinals @ Padres
Friday: Padres 9, Cardinals 3
Saturday: Padres 8, Cardinals 0
Sunday: Cardinals 10, Padres 3
- Giants @ Pirates
Friday: Giants 6, Pirates 4
Saturday: Pirates 3, Giants 2
Sunday: Pirates 5, Giants 2
- Braves @ Cubs
Friday: Cubs 5, Braves 3
Saturday: Cubs 9, Braves 7
Sunday: Cubs 9, Braves 3
- Diamondbacks @ Reds
Friday: Diamondbacks 6, Reds 3
Saturday: Diamondbacks 11, Reds 7
Sunday: Diamondbacks 4, Reds 0
Today's Division Games
- Indians (Corey Kluber) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) - 1:05 pm
- Pirates (J.A. Happ) @ Marlins (Tom Koehler) - 6:10 pm
- Tigers (Buck Farmer) @ Reds (Keyvius Sampson) - 6:10 pm
- Cardinals (Lance Lynn) @ Diamondbacks (Robbie Ray) - 9:10 pm
The Brewers have the day off. They begin a two-game series in Cleveland tomorrow evening.