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What We Learned: Zach Davies shines while Wily Peralta is shut down

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Zach Davies had his best start of the season, while Wily Peralta's season came to an end. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday's Results

Brewers 4, Cubs 1

Is Zach Davies getting stronger with each start he makes? There's definitely an argument for it. Last night may have been the strongest start of his short MLB career so far. He pitched six shutout innings, allowing a total of just two hits and a walk. Meanwhile, the offense backed up Davies, scoring three runs off of Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, who carried a perfect game into the fifth inning. Back-to-back singles by Jean Segura and Luis Sardinas in the fifth inning (along with a steal) gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead. They added two more runs in the seventh on a Khris Davis RBI single and a Martin Maldonado sacrifice fly, and added an insurance run in the eighth with an RBI single from Maldonado. Francisco Rodriguez came in and got the save with a perfect ninth.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 96 56
Pirates 92 60
Cubs 89 63
Brewers 64 88
Reds 63 88

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates (Jeff Locke) @ Rockies (Chad Bettis) - 2:10 pm
  • Mets (Steven Matz) @ Reds (Josh Smith) - 6:10 pm
  • Cubs have the day off.
Today's Action

The Brewers make their final trip to St. Louis starting today to open a four-game series tonight. Taylor Jungmann faces Michael Wacha in game one of this series. First pitch is at 6:15 pm.