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What We Learned: Brewers are too good for a top draft pick

The Brewers had a six-game winning streak at one point this weekend, and ended up winning three of four games over the long holiday weekend. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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This Weekend's Results

Brewers 8, Reds 6

Rained out from Friday, the Brewers played two games on Saturday. In game one, Garza struggled again, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings pitched. However, the Brewers wouldn't let Garza take another loss. Down 5-1 after five innings, the Brewers scored five runs in the fifth to take a 6-5 lead. The Reds would respond with a run in the seventh to tie the game at 6, but single runs in the eighth and ninth innings gave the Brewers the lead again.

Brewers 7, Reds 3

After a back and forth game earlier in the day, the Brewers led for most of the game in the evening. They scored three runs in the third to take a 3-0 lead, with runs driven in by Domingo Santana, Shane Peterson, and Jean Segura. Wily Peralta made the start and pitched two innings, allowing just two hits and a walk. He would have pitched longer, but a rain delay of over an hour ended his day early. Ariel Pena came in after the delay and pitched three innings, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk. The Reds wouldn't get any closer, though, as the Brewers added a run in the sixth and three in the ninth to secure their sixth straight win.

Reds 6, Brewers 3

The bad version of Jimmy Nelson made an appearance on Sunday afternoon. He allowed five runs on nine hits in five innings, and it put the Brewers in a hole that they couldn't climb out of. On offense, the team managed three runs late, but couldn't recover from Nelson's start. Ryan Braun was the only Brewer with multiple hits in the game, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Brewers 9, Marlins 1

On Labor Day, the Brewers put together a dominant game against the Marlins. in his second start, Zach Davies showed off his talent, allowing just one run and four hits in seven innings, with no walks and four strikeouts. Meanwhile, the offense made sure he would get his first major league win. The Brewers scored nine runs between the fourth and sixth innings. Six Brewers had multiple hit games, led by Jonathan Lucroy reaching base four times and Hernan Perez collecting three hits with 3 RBI.

Brewers News & Notes
Minor League Update
Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 62-81 Friday: New Orleans 2, Colorado Springs 1
Saturday: Colorado Springs 6, New Orleans 4
Sunday: Colorado Springs 9, New Orleans 2
Monday: New Orleans 8, Colorado Springs 7
End of Season
Biloxi Shuckers AA 78-59 Friday: Biloxi 7, Tennessee 3
Saturday: Tennessee 7, Biloxi 2
Monday: Tennessee 2, Biloxi 0
Monday: Biloxi 3, Tennessee 2
Playoffs Start September 10
Brevard County Manatees A+ 55-80 Friday: Daytona 3, Brevard County 0
Saturday: Daytona 4, Brevard County 1
Sunday: Daytona 1, Brevard County 0
End of Season
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 50-89 Friday: Cedar Rapids 5, Wisconsin 4
Saturday: Burlington 10, Wisconsin 6
Sunday: Burlington 3, Wisconsin 2
Monday: Burlington 4, Wisconsin 0
End of Season
Helena Brewers R 31-42 Friday: Helena 4, Billings 3
Saturday: Billings 3, Helena 2
Sunday: Billings 5, Helena 0
Monday: Helena 10, Missoula 3
Monday: Missoula 6, Helena 0
Missoula @ Helena

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 87 50
Pirates 81 55
Cubs 79 57
Brewers 61 76
Reds 57 79


  • Cubs 14, Diamondbacks 5
  • Pirates 9, Cardinals 3


  • Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 0
  • Cardinals 4, Pirates 1


  • Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4
  • Pirates 7, Cardinals 1


  • Reds 3, Pirates 1
  • Cubs 9, Cardinals 0

Today's Division Games

  • Pirates @ Reds - 6:10 pm
  • Cubs @ Cardinals - 7:15 pm
Today's Action

The Brewers continue their three game series against the Marlins this evening in Miami. Taylor Jungmann faces Adam Conley in the second game of the series. First pitch is at 6:10 pm.