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What We Learned: Brewers GM search is over, team breaks eight-game losing streak

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The Brewers are expected to formally introduce their new general manager later today, and broke an eight-game losing streak yesterday in the final game of the Reds series. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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This Weekend's Results

Reds 5, Brewers 3

While it was a step forward for Zach Davies, it wasn't a win for the Brewers. Zach Davies allowed three runs in six innings, allowing five runs and four walks with four strikeouts. Tyler Thornburg followed up Davies with two more runs allowed to account for the Reds scoring. On the other side, Brandon Finnegan pitched five innings and allowed only one run in his first start for the Reds. The Brewers scored two runs on home runs from Khris Davis and Jason Rogers.

Reds 9, Brewers 7

A back and forth game led to a series of new injuries for the Brewers. Khris Davis twisted his ankle running the bases, and a collision in left field led to Elian Herrera leaving the field on a stretcher and Shane Peterson coming out of the game. Herrera only sustained a right leg contusion, and Shane Pererson had a right knee bruise and a cut on his right forearm. It was a rough day overall for the pitching for both teams. Taylor Jungmann allowed six runs in five innings, and Josh Smith allowed four runs in four innings. Tyler Cravy allowed three more runs in the eighth inning. On offense, Domingo Santana did most of the damage with a 3-for-4 day with 5 RBI and a home run. Logan Schafer also hit a home run in the loss.

Brewers 8, Reds 4

A five-run fifth inning helped the Brewers break their losing streak. Ariel Pena allowed just two runs in five innings, and Adam Lind went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Logan Schafer also went 2-for-3 with two walks in the game. They got to Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani, who allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Biloxi Shuckers AA 2-2 Southern League Championship Series
Saturday: Biloxi 2, Chattanooga 0
Sunday: Chattanooga 4, Biloxi 2
Southern League Championship Series
Biloxi @ Chattanooga
NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 93 56
Pirates 89 60
Cubs 87 62
Reds 63 85
Brewers 63 86
  • Cardinals @ Cubs
    Friday: Cubs 8, Cardinals 3
    Saturday: Cubs 5, Cardinals 4
    Sunday: Cardinals 4, Cubs 3
  • Pirates @ Dodgers
    Friday: Dodgers 6, Pirates 2
    Saturday: Pirates 3, Dodgers 2
    Sunday: Pirates 4, Dodgers 3

Today's Division Games

  • Reds (John Lamb) @ Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) - 7:15 pm
  • Pirates (AJ Burnett) @ Rockies (Jon Gray) - 7:40 pm
Today's Action

The Brewers head out on their last road trip of the season, a 10-game trip through three cities. It starts in Chicago tonight with a game against the Cubs. Wily Peralta faces Jason Hammel to open the series. First pitch is at 7:05 pm.