This year's Brewers team has been a disappointment overall, to say the least. However, even a down year hasn't stopped them from continuing their dominance over the Pirates. Leading the way yesterday was Taylor Jungmann, who would be in the Rookie of the Year conversation if this year's class wasn't loaded. It wasn't his strongest start of the year, but it was still pretty good. He pitched six innings, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
Meanwhile, fellow rookie Domingo Santana continued his hot season, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run, his sixth of the year and fourth as a Brewer. Hernan Perez also had a good start, going 3-for-3 and driving in two runs in the game. Ryan Braun went 0-for-3 with a walk, but stole his 20th base of the season for his fourth career 20-20 season.
In the bullpen, Will Smith continued his recent struggles, allowing two runs in 2/3 of an inning. He has now allowed five runs in his last six appearances. The rest of the bullpen combined to allow just one more hit and walk (both from Jeremy Jeffress) to secure the win and the series sweep.
Brewers News & Notes
- The Brewers made their second callup of September today, selecting the contract of Ariel Pena from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He should be available for tonight's game against the Reds, and will be in the bullpen for now. They also promoted Wei-Chung Wang from Brevard County to Colorado Springs to fill Pena's roster spot.
- In addition to player callups in September, there will be some minor league coaches rotating through the Brewers staff. Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com reports that several coaches will have short stints with the Brewers in September.
- Over on MLB.com, Bernie Pleskoff has a scouting profile of Domingo Santana.
- Jeremy Jeffress has been a bright spot this year for the Brewers bullpen after nearly losing his chance due to drug problems in the minors and ineffectiveness on other teams. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel looks at the season that Jeffress has put together.
- With the Brewers likely not competing in 2016, many pieces currently on the team will be gone by the next time they attempt to compete. Seth Victor of BP Milwaukee looks at which players currently on the team could still be with the Brewers the next time they compete.
- Yesterday the Brewers had a gnome hunt to promote their next big promotion for Scooter Gennett gnome day. Cait Covers the Bases has some pictures from the event.
- Over in the FanPosts, MLBGURU found an article that lists Miller Park as one of five ballparks that doesn't get enough love. Also, Karsen Mitsche has a link to an article looking at the future of the Brewers.
Minor League Update
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||AAA||60-79||Omaha 11, Colorado Springs 1||
Friday: New Orleans @ Colorado Springs
Saturday: New Orleans @ Colorado Springs
Sunday: New Orleans @ Colorado Springs
Monday: New Orleans @ Colorado Springs
|Biloxi Shuckers||AA||76-57||Tennessee 11, Biloxi 3||
Friday: Tennessee @ Biloxi
Saturday: Tennessee @ Biloxi
Sunday: Tennessee @ Biloxi
Monday: Tennessee @ Biloxi
|Brevard County Manatees||A+||55-77||Daytona 6, Brevard County 4||
Friday: Brevard County @ Daytona
Saturday: Daytona @ Brevard County
Sunday: Brevard County @ Daytona
|Wisconsin Timber Rattlers||A||50-85||Wisconsin 4, Cedar Rapids 0||
Friday: Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin
Saturday: Wisconsin @ Burlington
Sunday: Wisconsin @ Burlington
Monday: Wisconsin @ Burlington
|Helena Brewers||R||29-39||Billings 8, Helena 7||
Friday: Helena @ Billings
Saturday: Helena @ Billings
Sunday: Helena @ Billings
Monday: Missoula @ Helena (DH)
News & Notes
- Minor league awards are starting to come out at all levels. On his Minor Details blog, Jeff Levering recaps all of the awards that Milwaukee prospects have received so far.
NL Central Update
- Cardinals, Cubs, and Reds all had the day off.
This Weekend's Division Games
- Diamondbacks (Zach Godley) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) - 1:20 pm
- Pirates (J.A. Happ) @ Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) - 7:15 pm
- Diamondbacks (Robbie Ray) @ Cubs (Jake Arrieta) - 1:20 pm
- Pirates (Charlie Morton) @ Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) - 3:05 pm
- Diamondbacks (Rubby De La Rosa) @ Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) - 1:20 pm
- Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Cardinals (John Lackey) - 7:05 pm
- Pirates (TBD) @ Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) - 12:10 pm
- Cubs (Dan Haren) @ Cardinals (TBD) - 1:15 pm
This Weekend's Action
The Brewers begin the extended weekend with a three-game trip to Cincinnati. Here are the starting lineups for that series:
Friday: Matt Garza vs. Keyvius Sampson - 6:10 pm
Saturday: Wily Peralta vs. John Lamb - 12:10 pm
Sunday: Jimmy Nelson vs. Michael Lorenzen - 12:10 pm
They then conclude the weekend with a Labor Day matchup against the Marlins to open a three-game series in Miami. Zach Davies will make his second start as a Brewer, facing Justin Nicolino of the Marlins. First pitch is at 12:10 pm.