This Weekend's Results
Friday started out promising before completely falling apart. The Brewers got a 2-0 lead on an Adam Lind home run, and Jimmy Nelson started off with three good innings. After that, it just went downhill. Nelson ended up giving up four runs, and David Goforth gave up another two. After the Lind home run, the only other offense the Brewers could muster was an RBI double in the eighth by Hernan Perez.
It was just a bad day overall for the Brewers. Zach Davies got hit for six runs in 3 2/3 innings, and Cesar Jimenez allowed another four runs in an inning of work. The offense was silenced for the first six innings before managing to record single runs in the seventh and eighth innings, but it barely made a dent in the Pirates lead at that point.
It looked like the Brewers could get a series split on Sunday. They had a 6-1 lead after 3 1/2 innings and had already got to the Pirates bullpen. Jason Rogers, Khris Davis, and Elian Herrera each contributed to the offense with RBI hits. However, the Pirates put together a comeback. They scored another three runs of of Taylor Jungmann in the fourth inning, giving the starter a day of four runs allowed in six innings. However, Jeremy Jeffress couldn't hold the lead and allowed the tying runs to score. The game went into extra innings, and in the eleventh, a single from Josh Harrison won the game for the Pirates.
Brewers News & Notes
- Adam Berry of MLB.com reports that Jonathan Lucroy visited a specialist in Pittsburgh who confirmed that he has a concussion. There is currently no timetable for his return, but Lucroy reports that symptoms are mild (compared to what other players have experienced) and he is hopeful he will return before the end of the season.
- Since his return to the majors, Tyler Thornburg has looked much better in the bullpen. Adam Berry notes that Thornburg has been excellent out of the bullpen and is looking good after losing most of last season due to injury.
- The Brewers don't have a lot to play for right now, but they can play spoiler against other teams looking to make the playoffs. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that the Brewers have 13 games remaining against the Cardinals and Cubs, two teams fighting for the division title.
- Should the Brewers completely cut ties with Matt Garza following his reaction to being removed from the rotation? Colin Anderle of BP Milwaukee believes so, arguing that the starting pitcher should not be a part of the Brewers in 2016.
- Jim Callis of MLB.com published his Prospect Team of the Year, and outfielder Domingo Santana was selected as one of the outfielders on the team.
- Over in the FanPosts, nullacct looks at Google Trends and uses it to draw his own conclusions.
Minor League Update
Southern League Division Series
Friday: Biloxi 6, Pensacola 0
Saturday: Biloxi 7, Pensacola 5
|Championship Series begins
NL Central Update
- Cardinals @ Reds
Friday: Reds 4, Cardinals 2
Saturday: Reds 5, Cardinals 1
Sunday: Cardinals 9, Reds 2
- Cubs @ Phillies
Friday: Cubs 5, Phillies 1
Friday: Cubs 7, Phillies 3
Saturday: Phillies 7, Cubs 5
Sunday: Phillies 7, Cubs 4
Today's Division Games
- Reds (Keyvius Sampson) @ Giants (Tim Hudson) - 9:15 pm
- Cardinals, Pirates, and Cubs all have the day off.
- The Blue Jays traded for infielder Darwin Barney from the Dodgers and received minor-league catcher Jack Murphy in return. Also, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has a cracked shoulder blade and will miss two to three weeks.
- Cardinals catcher Cody Stanley was suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance.
- The Red Sox claimed RHP Roman Mendez from the Rangers.
- Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss the remainder of the season with a fracture in his leg.
The Brewers have the day off. They return home to Miller Park tomorrow to open a three-game series against the Cardinals.