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What We Learned: Five losing streaks of five games

For the fifth time this season, the Brewers have lost five straight games. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Yesterday's Results

Cardinals 5, Brewers 4

Stop me when you've heard this before: Cardinals rookie has great game against Brewers. Yes, that happened...again. This time, it was outfielder Tommy Pham, who beat the Brewers almost by himself. He hit two home runs and a triple (which was almost a home run as well), driving in four of the Cardinals five runs. Wily Peralta had another rough start, allowing all five of the runs that the Brewers allowed. The Brewers did mount a comeback attempt thanks to Martin Maldonado's three-run home run, but couldn't get past the Cardinals bullpen to finish it.

With the loss, the Brewers have now lost five games in a row on five different occassions this season. In the following game in each, they also lost to extend each losing streak to six games. Here are the previous losing streaks:

- April 15 to April 22 (8 games)
- May 23 to May 30 (7 games)
- June 13 to June 18 (6 games)
- July 29 to August 3 (6 games)

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Biloxi Shuckers AA 1-0 Southern League Championship Series
Biloxi 7, Chattanooga 2
Southern League Championship Series
Chattanooga @ Biloxi

News & Notes

  • In last night's game for the Shuckers, they dominated the competition once again. Jorge Lopez pitched seven innings and allowed just one run on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Orlando Arcia hit a home run for the third straight game, and Brett Phillips added one as well. Yadiel Rivera also drove in three runs in the win.
NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 91 54
Pirates 87 58
Cubs 84 61
Brewers 62 83
Reds 61 84
  • Cubs 3, Pirates 2
  • Giants 5, Reds 3

Today's Division Games

  • Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Pirates (Charlie Morton) - 11:35 am
  • Reds have the day off.
Today's Action

With the losing streak now at five games, the Brewers will once again try to get a win and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Cardinals. Jimmy Nelson will face John Lackey as he tries to get the Brewers back on track. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.