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What We Learned: Brewers earn split in Minnesota

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The Brewers got a split in Minnesota and now come home to finish the four-game series against the Twins. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Yesterday's Results

Twins 7, Brewers 4

In a rain-shortened game, three Brewers pitchers combined to allow fourteen hits and seven runs. Meanwhile, Ryan Braun and Scooter Gennett each had two-hit games to try to keep the Brewers in striking distance, but it wasn't enough.

Brewers 6, Twins 5

It was another tough outing for Wily Peralta, but still his best of the season. He struggled through the first two innings, settled for the next three, and then struggled in the sixth before being pulled. Meanwhile, Tyler Thornburg had a bad outing leading to three runs, but the Brewers offense picked him up with six runs.

Brewers News & Notes

Links from BCB

Other Brewers News and Notes

  • Crew sees slow progress from Garza, Knebel
    Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

    It's still going to be a while before we see Matt Garza or Corey Knebel with the Brewers again. Both are still recovering and neither has resumed throwing yet.
  • What to expect from Milwaukee Brewers rookie Zach Davies
    John Sickels, Minor League Ball

    A profile on what to expect from Zach Davies in the majors. Despite a bad first start for the Brewers this season, there's plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
  • Second Thoughts on Scooter
    Nathan Petrashek, Cream City Cables

    Scooter Gennett's strong start to the season is causing Nathan to rethink his stance on Scooter Gennett. While the success may not be fully there, the new plate approach is intriguing.
  • Scooter Gennett Takes Walks Now
    Ryan Romano, BP Milwaukee

    Players generally don't change once the sample size is big enough, though there are exceptions. Scooter Gennett's walk rate could be one of them, if he can sustain it.
  • Ryan Braun's Explosive Power Show
    Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

    Ryan Braun has hit three home runs so far this season, and none of them have been cheap. In fact, all of them have been monster shots to center field.
  • Taylor Jungmann can’t survive on two pitches
    Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

    Unless a pitcher has two elite pitches, they can't survive in the majors. Taylor Jungmann is not one of those pitchers, and he needs to mix in other pitches to find success.
  • Brewers Pitchers Struggling to Find Early Groove
    Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

    The Brewers pitchers have struggled through the first few weeks of the season. Adam McCalvy has some stats on just how had their start has been.
  • The Post-Sabermetric Value of Aaron Hill
    Colin Anderle, BP Milwaukee

    In the current game, numbers are everything to everyone in MLB, even though the numbers can't evaluate everything. Aaron Hill is an example of that, giving value to a team like the Brewers.
  • It’s National Look-alike Day: Let’s Look at Brewers Doppelgängers
    Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

    In honor of National Look-alike Day, Cait has pitchers of current Brewers players and who they look like.
  • MILLER PARK HOMESTAND HIGHLIGHTS: APRIL 20-24
    Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

    A summary of all of the promotions going on during the Brewers homestand starting today.
Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 5-5 Nashville @ Colorado Springs (PPD) Nashville @ Colorado Springs (DH)
Biloxi Shuckers AA 9-3 Biloxi 4, Pensacola 3 Pensacola @ Biloxi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 3-10 Lakeland 9, Brevard County 3 Brevard County @ Lakeland
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 5-8 Quad Cities 4, Wisconsin 2 Quad Cities @ Wisconsin

News & Notes

NL Central Update

Yesterday’s Division Games

  • Reds 4, Rockies 3
  • Cubs 2, Cardinals 1
  • Padres 5, Pirates 4

Today's Division Games

  • Rockies (Chad Bettis) @ Reds (Raisel Iglesias) - 11:35 am
  • Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) - 12:45 pm
  • Pirates (Jeff Locke) @ Padres (Drew Pomeranz) - 9:10 pm
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Roster News

Today's Action

The Brewers are back at Miller Park for five games starting tonight with the Twins in town. Tommy Milone facing Jimmy Nelson in tonight's game. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.