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What We Learned: New GM, new players, same results

A lot has changed over the last few days with a new GM and six new players with the Brewers. However, all of that didn't stop the Brewers from taking another loss. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Yesterday Results

Cubs 4, Brewers 0

Looking at this game, it was pretty obvious at the start that the Brewers didn't have much of a chance. They were piecing together a start from the bullpen, while the Cubs were starting their ace, Jake Arrieta. It went about as expected. Jake Arrieta pitched a shutout, allowing only three hits and striking out eleven Brewers. Tyler Cravy did ok in four innings, allowing just two runs, but took his eighth loss of the season. Only Scooter Gennett, Khris Davis, and Hernan Perez managed a single hit each, and Logan Schafer, Adam Lind, and Domingo Santana each had multiple strikeout games.

Brewers News & Notes

Hiring of David Stearns as GM

Biloxi Callups

  • The Brewers had made plans to call-up players following the end of Biloxi's season, but we weren't prepared for the number of players they decided to call up. On Tuesday morning, they officially added six Shuckers to the roster: pitchers Yhonathan Barrios, Adrian Houser, Jorge Lopez, and Tyler Wagner, as well as outfielder Michael Reed and infielder Yadiel Rivera.
  • The Shuckers season came to a disappointing end as they lost in five games in the Southern League Championship Series to Chattanooga. Jeff Levering writes about the end of the Shuckers season on his Minor Details blog, as well as the call-ups and the start of the Instruction League season.
  • The original plan for the call-ups was going to be much smaller, but that changed after a series of injuries over the weekend. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes about how the list of call-ups grew from two to six.
  • Over on Minor League Ball, John Sickels has a profile of pitcher Jorge Lopez.
  • Meanwhile, over on Miller Park Prospects, Brad Krause has profiles of infielder Yadiel Rivera and outfielder Michael Reed.
  • One player that is easy to overlook in these call-ups is Michael Reed, as he doesn't look as impressive as the others. However, Derek Harvey of BP Milwaukee says that you shouldn't overlook Reed.

Other News & Notes

Today's Action

Once again hoping to avoid a sweep, the Brewers face the Cubs in the finale of this three-game series. Tonight's game features Zach Davies facing off against Kyle Hendricks. First pitch is at 7:05 pm.