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What We Learned: A Close Win in Atlanta

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The Brewers managed a close win last night against the Braves. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Atlanta Braves Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 2, Braves 1

A pitcher's duel between the Braves and Brewers went the Brewers way, with a Ryan Braun home run and a Scooter Gennett RBI single the difference.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

With Duda Out Indefintely, the Mets Could Target Brewers in Trade Talks | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Mets loss of first baseman Lucas Duda for an extended period could result in them taking a look at a few potential targets on the Brewers.

Brewers (18-26) @ Braves (12-31) Series Preview | Derek Harvey, BCB

It's a series between two of the lower teams in the National League, with the Brewers playing at Turner Field for the last time.

Links from Other Sites

Crew relievers Knebel, Smith progressing | Jon Cooper, MLB.com

A few relievers are getting closer to returning, as Corey Knebel threw a bullpen session and Will Smith began a rehab assignment.

Strikeout mark eludes Brewers' Tyler Thornburg | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

In last night's game, Tyler Thornburg's streak of 19 straight appearances with a strikeout came to an end. It's been a high point in Thornburg's return from injury in 2014.

Pitching Staff and the Rebuild | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

The Brewers offense has been good enough to compete this season, but a bad rotation is killing the possibility of competing earlier.

Brewers On Tap is Now Live | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The Brewers have launched a new site with podcasts, special videos, and other exclusive content.

“Specials by Series”for May 2016 | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

When the Brewers return home this weekend, they will have a few specials prepared for the next homestand.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 19-22

  • Yesterday: Colorado Springs 9, Sacramento 6
  • Today: Colorado Springs @ Sacramento | 2:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 26-18

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: Biloxi @ Mobile | 6:35 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 15-30

  • Yesterday: Brevard County 6, Clearwater 4
  • Today: Clearwater @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 21-24

  • Yesterday: Clinton 5, Wisconsin 3
  • Today: Wisconsin @ Clinton | 6:30 pm

News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Down On The Farm Report: Week 7 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Looking back at week 7 of the minor-league season.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Pirates 12, Diamondbacks 1
  • Cubs 12, Cardinals 3
  • Dodgers 8, Reds 2

Today's Games

  • Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) | 12:45 pm
  • Diamondbacks (Rubby De La Rosa) @ Pirates (Jeff Locke) | 6:05 pm
  • Reds (Dan Straily) @ Dodgers (Scott Kazmir) | 9:10 pm

Around Baseball

Roster News

New York Yankees

Pittsburgh Pirates

Other Notes

Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez records 400th career save | Katie Strang, ESPN.com

Former Brewer Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 400th save in last night's Tigers win.

Raising the strike zone could have unintended consequences | David Schoenfield, ESPN SweetSpot

The competition committee approved a rule change for next season to raise the strike zone one or two inches, and the change could result in an increase in offense due to higher pitches.

Joey Votto draws ire from Dodgers fans for stomping paper airplane | Chris Cwik, Big League Stew

During a pitching change in last night's Reds-Dodgers game, Joey Votto stomped on a paper plane thrown onto the field, and this resulted in a lot of boos from the crowd.

Marlins Sue Season Ticketholders, Vendors Bankrupted by Small Crowds | Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times

The Marlins have sued at least nine former season ticket holders, and are in court cases with two vendors who went out of business due to the small crowds. It's another low point for a franchise that has been struggling for seasons and built up a lot of bad will after getting a new stadium and then cutting payroll costs the next season.

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus wants Padres to rehire ousted DJ | Mike Oz, Big League Stew

This story continues to develop, as the chorus has come out and asked the Padres to reinstate the fired DJ, saying that he should get a second chance.

Today's Action

Brewers (Junior Guerra) @ Braves (Mike Foltynewicz) | 6:10 pm