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What We Learned: Pirates continue to have nightmares in Milwaukee

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The Brewers continued their dominance of the Pirates at home with a series sweep last night. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Yesterday's Results

Brewers 5, Pirates 3

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
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday This Weekend
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

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 86 47
Pirates 79 53
Cubs 75 57
Brewers 58 75
Reds 55 77
  • Cardinals, Cubs, and Reds all had the day off.

This Weekend's Division Games

Friday

  • Diamondbacks (Zach Godley) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) - 1:20 pm
  • Pirates (J.A. Happ) @ Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) - 7:15 pm

Saturday

  • Diamondbacks (Robbie Ray) @ Cubs (Jake Arrieta) - 1:20 pm
  • Pirates (Charlie Morton) @ Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) - 3:05 pm

Sunday

  • Diamondbacks (Rubby De La Rosa) @ Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) - 1:20 pm
  • Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Cardinals (John Lackey) - 7:05 pm

Monday

  • 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.