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What We Learned: Garza’s return is decent, but not enough

Matt Garza’s season debut was short but effective, though it wasn’t enough to prevent a second straight loss for the Brewers. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Yesterday's Results

Giants 3, Brewers 2

Matt Garza had a decent debut, allowing just a run in four innings. Both offenses were mostly ineffective, but the Giants offense was just a little less ineffective, scoring two off of the bullpen.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Why Matt Garza’s return is so important | Derek Harvey, BCB

Though you may not be happy to see him, the return of Matt Garza is important for a rebuilding team like the Brewers.

A Game of Uecker Seats | Stavid Dearns, BCB

How would the Brewers match up to the world of Game of Thrones?

Milwaukee Brewers Down On The Farm Report: Week 10 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Taking a look at the current state of the minor league system 10 weeks into their season.

Links from Other Sites

The Call-Up: Matt Garza | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Matt Garza returns to a Brewers rotation that has cut out some of the weak parts and has been much more solid lately.

Brewers trade rumors: ‘Minimal’ talks on Braun going to Giants | Justin Klugh, MLB Daily Dish

Though it’s true there has been a conversation between the Brewers and Giants, the current status of the talks can be classified as “minimal” for several reasons.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 28-32

  • Yesterday: Colorado Springs 6, Iowa 5
  • Yesterday: Iowa 15, Colorado Springs 5
  • Today: Iowa @ Colorado Springs | 1:35 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 37-27

  • Yesterday: Biloxi 6, Birmingham 4
  • Today: Biloxi @ Jacksonville | 6:05 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 23-40

  • Yesterday: Brevard County 2, Palm Beach 1
  • Today: Palm Beach @ Brevard County | 9:35 am

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 31-34

  • Yesterday: Wisconsin 3, Quad Cities 2
  • Today: Wisconsin @ Quad Cities | 7:00 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 3-5

  • Yesterday: DSL Braves 8, DSL Brewers 1
  • Today: DSL Braves @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am

News and Notes

Fifth-round pick Brown signs with Brewers | Michael Wagaman, MLB.com

Zach Brown became one of the first of the Brewers picks to sign a contract with the organization.

2016 Draft Recap Podcast | Brewer Nation

With the draft complete, the Brewer Nation blog recaps all of the picks from this year’s draft.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Affiliate Report: Week 10 | The Shuck Dynasty

Weekly podcast on the state of the Brewers minor league system.

MLB must reform draft to increase prospect attendance | Chris Cotillo, MLB Daily Dish

If MLB wants more prospects at its yearly draft, the format needs to be changed, either with a change in venue or timing.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Cubs 4, Nationals 3
  • Reds 3, Braves 1
  • Pirates 4, Mets 0
  • Astros 5, Cardinals 2

Today's Games

  • Cubs (Jason Hammel) @ Nationals (Stephen Strasburg) | 3:05 pm
  • Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) @ Braves (Bud Norris) | 6:10 pm
  • Pirates (Jeff Locke) @ Mets (Noah Syndergaard) | 6:10 pm
  • Astros (Colin McHugh) @ Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) | 6:15 pm

Today's Action

Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ Giants (Johnny Cueto) | 2:45 pm

MLB Network only, no Fox Sports Wisconsin broadcast today.