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What We Learned: More roster moves over the weekend

Domingo Santana went to the DL and Wily Peralta went to Colorado Springs as part of a few roster moves this weekend. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

This Weekend’s Results

Mets 2, Brewers 1

In one of the stranger games of the season, the Brewers and Mets offenses couldn’t score, and replays affected the game a few times. In the end, the Mets were finally able to score a second run to get the win.

Brewers 7, Mets 4

The home run ball was in full force as the Brewers hit five home runs, including one from starting pitcher Wily Peralta. Meanwhile, Peralta’s struggles continued on the mound with three runs allowed in five innings, but the Brewers offense backed him up.

Brewers 5, Mets 3

Zach Davies was excellent again, pitching six innings with just one unearned run before getting into trouble in the seventh, though Blaine Boyer protected his outing. Meanwhile, some excellent small ball from the Brewers paced the offense.

Giants 11, Brewers 5

The Brewers and Giants battled to a 4-4 tie through 5 1/2 innings, but the Giants offense scored seven runs off the Brewers bullpen to take a commanding lead.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Domingo Santana back on the DL, Keon Broxton recalled again | -JP-, BCB

Back on Friday, the Brewers placed Domingo Santana back on the 15-day DL. Keon Broxton was recalled again as well.

Milwaukee Brewers option Wily Peralta to Triple-A Colorado Springs | -JP-, BCB

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Brewers sent Wily Peralta down to Triple-A in preparation to activate Matt Garza from the DL.

Report: Giants, Brewers Have Preliminary Talks for Ryan Braun | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

With the Giants potentially looking for outfield help, some early talks have occurred between the Brewers and Giants.

Sunday Sundries - Week 10 | eddiemathews, BCB

Looking back at Week 10 of the regular season.

Links from Other Sites

Surprising Davies turning into Brewers' ace | Mike Bauman,

He may not have the name recognition the young pitchers in the Mets rotation have, but Zach Davies is turning into the ace of the Brewers rotation.

Gennett caps homestand strong vs. lefty | Curt Hogg,

After going through a slump, Gennett put together a strong homestand that was punctuated with a good day against a LHP.

2016 Broadcaster Rankings (Radio): #10 – #1 | Carson Cistulli, FanGraphs

Coming in at #4, the Brewers radio duo of Bob Uecker and Jeff Levering is seen as one of the best in baseball, as well as one of the premier spots for broadcasters looking for a stepping stone to something better.

So, the Brewers aren’t awful | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

Though not a playoff contender, the Brewers have been better than expected this season.

Quick take: Brewers made the right decision with Wily Peralta | Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

Though there was fear that the Brewers may demote a prospect who is doing well, the Brewers made the correct decision by sending Wily Peralta to Triple-A.

MEET THE GIANTS: Future Home of Ryan Braun | Travis Sarandos, Disciples of Uecker

Taking a look at the Brewers series against the Giants.

Brewers Players Host Habitat Build at Miller Park | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Prior to Friday’s game, a few of the Brewers players and their wives took part in a build for Habitat for Humanity.

Young Fan's Idea Becomes a Reality | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

A simple idea by a young fan turned into a new concession item at Miller Park.

Minor League/Draft Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 27-31

  • Friday: Colorado Springs 7, Memphis 6
  • Saturday: Memphis 2, Colorado Springs 0
  • Sunday: Memphis 5, Colorado Springs 0
  • Monday: Iowa @ Colorado Springs (PPD Rain)
  • Today: Iowa @ Colorado Springs | 5:30 pm (DH)

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 36-27

  • Friday: Biloxi 2, Birmingham 1
  • Saturday: Biloxi 4, Birmingham 2
  • Sunday: Biloxi 6, Birmingham 5
  • Monday: Birmingham 9, Biloxi 2
  • Today: Birmingham @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 22-40

  • Friday: Fort Myers 4, Brevard County 1
  • Saturday: Brevard County 2, Fort Myers 1
  • Sunday: Palm Beach 9, Brevard County 2
  • Monday: Brevard County 8, Palm Beach 3
  • Today: Palm Beach @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 30-34

  • Friday: Wisconsin 18, Kane County 9
  • Saturday: Wisconsin 5, Kane County 4
  • Sunday: Kane County 1, Wisconsin 0
  • Monday: Quad Cities 12, Wisconsin 0
  • Today: Wisconsin @ Quad Cities | 7:00 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 3-4

  • Friday: DSL Brewers 13, DSL Yankees2 8
  • Saturday: DSL Brewers 8, DSL Cardinals 7
  • Sunday: No Game
  • Monday: DSL Cardinals 8, DSL Brewers 5
  • Today: DSL Brewers @ DSL Braves | 9:30 am

News and Notes

Shuckers among top 25 teams in Minor League Baseball in Licensed Merchandise Sales |

The Shuckers are among the top 25 teams in all of minor league baseball in terms of merchandise sales, and just one of eight below the Triple-A level.

College arms just happen to be Crew's picks | Adam McCalvy,

It’s mostly a coincidence that the majority of pitchers the Brewers drafted are college pitchers.

After TJ, Webb raises his stock and his round | Adam McCalvy,

Braden Webb was looking like an early draft pick before Tommy John surgery, but a few years afterwards, he still earned that status with his third round selection.

Crew makes Roegner's hometown dreams come true | Adam McCalvy,

Cam Roegner grew up in Beloit, and it was an exciting day for him when the Brewers chose to draft him.

Crew scout Whalen thrilled as 2 sons drafted | Adam McCalvy,

Another dream was fulfilled on Saturday as Brewers scout Shawn Whalen saw his two sons taken in the MLB draft.

Corey Ray: Future Brewers Ace | Travis Sarandos, BP Milwaukee

Drafting based on current need is not done in the MLB Draft, as value to teams isn’t necessarily just in what the player does on the field.

3 top-50 Draft picks Golden Spikes finalists | Oliver Macklin,

Brewers first-round pick Corey Ray is up for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the best amateur baseball player in the US.

The VFBC Brewers 2016 Minor League All-Star Team! | Brad, The View from Bernie’s Chalet

With the minor league season about half over, The View from Bernie's Chalet comes out with their all-star minor league team.

NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Cardinals @ Pirates

  • Friday: Cardinals 9, Pirates 3
  • Saturday: Cardinals 5, Pirates 1
  • Sunday: Cardinals 8, Pirates 3

Athletics @ Reds

  • Friday: Reds 2, Athletics 1
  • Saturday: Reds 2, Athletics 1
  • Sunday: Athletics 6, Reds 1

Cubs @ Braves

  • Friday: Braves 5, Cubs 1
  • Saturday: Cubs 8, Braves 2
  • Sunday: Cubs 13, Braves 2

Monday’s Games

  • Nationals 4, Cubs 1
  • Reds 9, Braves 8

Today's Games

  • Cubs (John Lackey) @ Nationals (Gio Gonzalez) | 6:05 pm
  • Reds (Brandon Finnegan) @ Braves (Julio Teheran) | 6:10 pm
  • Pirates (TBD) @ Mets (Jacob deGrom) | 6:10 pm
  • Astros (Doug Fister) @ Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) | 7:15 pm

News Around Baseball

Let’s Fix MLB’s Suspension System | Nathaniel Grow, FanGraphs

Baseball has a growing problem with their suspension system, which prevents them from issuing proper suspensions for recent infractions.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Talking to the Umpire | Eno Sarris, FanGraphs

Do hitters have an advantage by being able to speak to the home-plate umpire during an at-bat? Or is it a position that leaves them more vulnerable to more ejections?

Today's Action

Brewers (Matt Garza) @ Giants (Madison Bumgarner) | 9:15 pm