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What We Learned: Brewers manage to grab 1 of 3 from Phillies

The Brewers managed to salvage a weekend series against the Phillies with a win on Sunday. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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This Weekend's Results

Phillies 5, Brewers 2

Zach Davies rebounded a little from his last start with a six-inning start, allowing four runs. However, single runs in the first and ninth innings were all the Brewers could muster for offense.

Phillies 10, Brewers 6

In what was one of the longest games of the year (despite not going into extra innings), both starting pitchers didn't make it beyond the fourth inning, with Chase Anderson allowing six runs in four innings. Home runs by Ryan Braun and Chris Carter kept the Brewers in the game, but Jeremy Jeffress collapsed in the ninth to put the Phillies too far ahead to comeback.

Brewers 8, Phillies 5

Wily Peralta still wasn't on top of his game, but at least showed a little more progress as he continues to recover from a disasterous start to the season. Meanwhile, the Brewers offense picked hip up, using a six-run sixth to beat the Phillies.

Brewers News & Notes

Links from BCB

  • The Brewers' jersey choices point to a rebrand
    -JP-, BCB

    The Brewers new alternate jersey has been worn more often than any other jersey this season. This unusual usage of an alternate jersey may suggest a rebrand coming for the Brewers in the next year or two.
  • Sunday Sundries - Week 3
    eddiemathews, BCB

    Catch up on the last week with Sunday's quick hits from what happened in the last seven days.

Other Brewers News and Notes

  • 'Locked in' Braun eyeing seventh ASG nod
    Adam McCalvy,

    Ryan Braun is looking for his seventh All-Star Game appearance this year, as balloting for the midsummer game has begun.
  • Walsh won't alter hitting approach, expand zone
    Adam McCalvy,

    Even though he has been struggling at the plate, Colin Walsh is not ready to make any major changes to his hitting approach.
  • Garza improves, but not throwing just yet
    Adam McCalvy,

    Matt Garza is making progress in his recovery from a right lat strain, but is still several weeks away from being ready to return from the DL.
  • Craig Counsell says preventing stolen bases is a team effort
    Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

    Jonathan Lucroy and Martin Maldonado have combined to throw out the most attempted base-stealers in the majors, but it goes beyond them to catch a runner stealing.
  • The Case for Milchael Reed as Brewers Center Fielder
    Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

    Alex Presley earned the call-up last week to replace Keon Broxton in center field, but there may have been a more worthy candidate in the minors: Michael Reed.
  • I Just Want Some Extra Time With Your Pitch
    Travis Sarandos, BP Milwaukee

    The plate discipline of the Brewers has been noted by many people this season, but the plate discipline has brought out another problem. The Brewers are looking at too many strikes, resulting in a much higher strikeout rate.
  • Things I Like and Don’t Like: April Edition

    A list of what AK likes and doesn't like about the Brewers through the first month of the season.
    Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases
    Partner ticket packages are back in 2016, which include 1 ticket to a Brewers game and 1 ticket to another event around Milwaukee. Packages include Summerfest in June/July, State Fair in August, and a trip to the Milwaukee County Zoo whenever you have a chance.
  • Bob Uecker Talking Alarm Clock Revealed
    Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

    The Bob Uecker alarm clock has been revealed, and all fans in attendance on Sunday, July 10 will receive one.
Minor League Update
Team Level Record This Weekend Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 7-9 Friday: Colorado Springs 8, Omaha 7
Saturday: Omaha 11, Colorado Springs 9
Sunday: Omaha 6, Colorado Springs 5
Colorado Springs @ Omaha
Biloxi Shuckers AA 13-4 Friday: Mississippi 5, Biloxi 0
Saturday: Biloxi 2, Mississippi 1
Sunday: Biloxi 4, Mississippi 2
Biloxi @ Mississippi
Brevard County Manatees A+ 3-15 Friday: Clearwater 2, Brevard County 1
Saturday: Clearwater 6, Brevard County 1
Sunday: Clearwater 5, Brevard County 2
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 7-11 Friday: Peoria 6, Wisconsin 0
Saturday: Wisconsin 2, Peoria 1
Sunday: Wisconsin 5, Peoria 1

News & Notes

NL Central Update

This Weekend's Division Games

  • Cubs @ Reds
    Friday: Cubs 8, Reds 1
    Saturday: Reds 13, Cubs 5
    Sunday: Cubs 9, Reds 0
  • Pirates @ Diamondbacks
    Friday: Pirates 8, Diamondbacks 7
    Saturday: Diamondbacks 7, Pirates 1
    Sunday: Pirates 12, Diamondbacks 10
  • Cardinals @ Padres
    Friday: Padres 4, Cardinals 1
    Saturday: Cardinals 11, Padres 2
    Sunday: Cardinals 8, Padres 5

Today's Division Games

  • Mets @ Reds - 6:10 pm
    Noah Syndergaard vs. Raisel Iglesias
  • Pirates @ Rockies - 7:40 pm
    Jeff Locke vs. Chad Bettis
  • Cardinals @ Diamondbacks - 8:40 pm
    Jaime Garcia vs. Zack Greinke
Around Baseball

Roster News

Today's Action

The Brewers have the day off. They begin a three-game series tomorrow against the Cubs.