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What We Learned: Catching up from the long weekend

It was a long weekend for everyone. We catch you up on everything that happened in today's What We Learned.

Houston Astros v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

This Weekend's Results

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Sunday Sundries - Week 8 (Memorial Day Edition) | eddiemathews, BCB

Looking back at week 8 of the regular season.

Draft Coverage: Reviewing the Brewers 2012 MLB Draft Class | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

With the draft coming up next week, we start a look at some of the previous draft classes.

Valuing Surplus Value, Sir | Stavid Dearns, BCB

As part of the rebuild, getting best possible value is critical to improve the process. The Brewers have grabbed a few players this year that have helped do that.

TOOTBLANing at Windmills | aaronetc, BCB FanPosts

Over in the FanPosts, aaronetc takes a look at Ed Sedar's running style and the results.

Timber Rattler Game Report: 5/28/16 | icelandreliant, BCB FanPosts

Also in the FanPosts, icelandreliant attended Saturday's Timber Rattlers game and wrote up his thoughts.

Links from Other Sites

Garza, Knebel ready for Minors games | Adam McCalvy,

After successful bullpen sessions, both Matt Garza and Corey Knebel are heading out for rehab assignments and should be back in June.

Lucroy 'very thankful' for military's sacrifice | Adam McCalvy,

Jonathan Lucroy is a big supporter of the military and veterans, and Memorial Day is a special one for him.

Two unlikely stars | Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

Two players on the Brewers that are outperforming their expectations are Jonathan Villar and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

When Should the Brewers be Competitive? | Julien Assouline, BP Milwaukee

Even during a rebuild, there is pressure for the team to be competitive, and to the Brewers credit, this season has gone better than many people expected. Despite the slightly better results, when is it fair for the Brewers to actually be competitive again?

Replay, Contradictions, and the Philosophy of Baseball | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

Replay has come under a lot of fire this year for length of review, calls changed, and the rules that don't seem to be enforced all the time. Is there a way to fix it to eveyone's satisfaction?


Miller Park will be the first MLB stadium to host a special Hall of Fame Tour, coming to town in July of this year. Tickets are now on sale.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 21-25

  • Friday: Colorado Springs 17, Fresno 4
  • Saturday: Fresno 8, Colorado Springs 4
  • Sunday: Colorado Springs 7, Fresno 5
  • Monday: Colorado Springs 8, Fresno 8
  • Today: Omaha @ Colorado Springs | 8:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 29-21

  • Friday: Mobile 1, Biloxi 0
  • Saturday: Biloxi 2, Mobile 1
  • Sunday: Biloxi 7, Mobile 3
  • Today: Mississippi @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 16-34

  • Friday: Tampa 7, Brevard County 2
  • Saturday: Tampa 9, Brevard County 6
  • Sunday: Tampa 6, Brevard County 4
  • Today: Brevard County @ Lakeland | 5:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 24-27

  • Friday: Wisconsin 8, Cedar Rapids 3
  • Saturday: Wisconsin 2, Cedar Rapids 1
  • Sunday: Cedar Rapids 9, Wisconsin 8
  • Monday: Cedar Rapids 3, Wisconsin 2
  • Today: Wisconsin @ Peoria | 7:00 pm

News and Notes

Shane Peterson Named PCL Player of the Week |

Shane Peterson earned the weekly award after posting a batting line of .524/.583/1.048 last week, which included a five-hit game on Friday.

Brett Phillips activated from the 7-day DL |

Brett Phillips returned to the Shuckers on Saturday after missing just over a week with a hamstring strain. Omar Garcia was sent to Helena.

Nathan Orf returns to Biloxi from Triple-A Colorado Springs |

In another roster move, Nathan Orf was transferred from Colorado Springs to Biloxi, and Parker Berberet was sent to Helena.

Brewers LHP Will Smith to continue rehab assignment with Shuckers |

Will Smith joined the Shuckers on Sunday and started a rehab assignment with the team.

Brewers OF Domingo Santana joins Shuckers for MLB rehab |

Domingo Santana was also assigned to Biloxi to start a rehab assignment.

Weekend Interviews with Farm Director Tom Flanagan and Brewers reliever Will Smith | The Shuck Dynasty

The Shuck Dynasty has two interviews from the weekend, one with farm director Tom Flanagan and one with rehabbing reliever Will Smith.

Affiliates Report: Week 8 | The Shuck Dynasty

Thaddeus Krzus has the weekly report on the Brewers farm system.

Non-Top 30 Prospects off to a Hot Start | Jake Covey, Disciples of Uecker

It's not just the top prospects that are doing well. Some lesser known names in the Brewers system are having good seasons.

Player's Perspective: On Minor League Pay | Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

There has been a push recently to try to get minor league players fair pay while in the minors. To explain the struggle of minor league players, anonymous interviews were conducted with two players, one minor-league and one major-league.

Today's Action

Brewers (Wily Peralta) vs. Cardinals (Mike Leake) | 7:10 pm