The Brewers pitchers are glad to get out of Cleveland after allowing seventeen runs in two games. Last night, it was Jimmy Nelson taking his lumps for the Brewers. He allowed five runs in 3.1 innings, allowing four hits and walking a total of eight batters (the first Brewers pitcher to do that since 2006). Khris Davis hit a solo home run to continue his hot month, and Logan Schafer drove in the other run on a sacrifice fly. Elian Herrera had two hits in the game, the only Brewer to have more than one.
Brewers News & Notes
- Tyler Cravy has been making progress in his rehab, but the plans for him have changed when he returns. Adam McCalvy reports that Cravy will join the bullpen when he is activated, and a starter has not been named for the next time the Brewers need a fifth starter.
- Meanwhile, everything is fine for Wily Peralta for now. McCalvy notes that Peralta will follow his normal routine in preparation for his next start on Sunday.
- Taylor Jungmann has been a surprise for the Brewers this season, but what are the chances that he can maintain this level of performance? Tony Blengino of FanGraphs analyzes Jungmann's numbers to find out if this is a fluke or if he can stick at the major league level.
- How efficient has Domingo Santana been in his first few games with the Brewers? Nicholas Zettel of Disciples of Uecker analyzes Santana's plate efficiency in his first few games with the team.
- While Jonathan Lucroy is still considered one of the best pitch framers in the league, this season hasn't been as good for him as in recent years. Julien Assouline of BP Milwaukee asks what has changed for Lucroy this year.
- Also on BP Milwaukee, Andrew Salzman tells "The Tale of Scooter", looking at Gennett's past, present, and future with the team.
- What should the revised goals for the Brewers this season be? Mike Bates of MLB Daily Dish has an idea for the Brewers, as well as goals for the rest of the NL Central.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||56-75||El Paso 2, Colorado Springs 1||Colorado Springs @ Albuquerque|
|Biloxi Shuckers||AA||73-53||Mobile 4, Biloxi 3||Mobile @ Biloxi|
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||54-72||OFF||Clearwater @ Brevard County|
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||45-82||Wisconsin 6, Burlington 2||Beloit @ Wisconsin (DH)|
|Helena Brewers||R||25-37||Helena 7, Missoula 2||Missoula @ Helena|
|AZL Brewers||R||23-31||AZL Dodgers 10, AZL Brewers 6||AZL Mariners @ AZL Brewers|
NL Central Update
Today's Division Games
- Dodgers (Zack Greinke) @ Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) - 11:35 am
- Cubs (Dan Haren) @ Giants (Madison Bumgarner) - 2:45 pm
- Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Marlins (Justin Nicolino) - 6:10 pm
- Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) @ Diamondbacks (Rubby De La Rosa) - 8:40 pm
- Chris Perez has decided to retire. He had attempted to win a spot in the Brewers bullpen to start the season, but opted out after not making the major league roster. He had most recently signed with Baltimore after being suspended 50 games for recreational drug use.
- The Rangers claimed LHP Chris Rearick off of waivers from the Padres.
- Tigers RHP Shane Greene will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.
- The White Sox released outfielder John Mayberry Jr.
- For the fourth time this month, the Yankees have designated LHP Chris Capuano for assignment. In a corresponding move, they activated RHP Michael Pineda from the 15-day DL.
The Brewers have another day off today. They return home tomorrow to start a three-game series against the Reds in a battle for worst team in the NL Central.