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What We Learned: Brewers struggle in San Francisco

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The Brewers are out of San Francisco after being outscored 24-8 in three games. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants Kenny Karst-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Giants 10, Brewers 1

It’s a little merciful that the Brewers only had three games to play against the Giants. For the second time in three days, the Giants overwhelmed the Brewers, this time getting to starter Jimmy Nelson.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers All-Star Game Voting Update: Ryan Braun holds steady, Jonathan Lucroy enters the leaderboard | -JP-, BCB

In the most recent voting update, both Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun were among the leaders at their respective positions.

Links from Other Sites

Lucroy filtering out noise, keeping hits coming | Michael Wegman, MLB.com

Though his name is constantly in trade rumors, Jonathan Lucroy is focusing on the game and not the rumors.

Blazek expected to rejoin Crew in Los Angeles | Michael Wegman, MLB.com

Following one more rehab appearance today, Michael Blazek is expected to join the team in Los Angeles.

Jacob Barnes discovers he can pitch in majors | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ($)

In his time with the Brewers since being recalled two weeks ago, Jacob Barnes has proven himself as a major-league caliber reliever.

The Relative Value of Ryan Braun’s Contract | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

While it's not the production the Brewers were hoping for when he signed the contract, Ryan Braun is still providing plenty of value.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 28-33

  • Yesterday: Iowa 6, Colorado Springs 5
  • Today: Iowa @ Colorado Springs | 8:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 37-28

  • Yesterday: Jacksonville 8, Biloxi 4
  • Today: Biloxi @ Jacksonville | 6:05 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 23-41

  • Yesterday: Palm Beach 7, Brevard County 4
  • Today: Brevard County @ Daytona | 6:05 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 31-35

  • Yesterday: Quad Cities 4, Wisconsin 3
  • Today: Wisconsin @ Beloit | 7:00 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 4-5

  • Yesterday: DSL Brewers 4, DSL Braves 0
  • Today: DSL Rockies @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am

News and Notes

Shuckers Hope for Playoff Birth after First-Half Finale with Suns | Thaddeus Krzus, The Shuck Dynasty

With one series to go in the first half of the season, the Shuckers are playing for a playoff spot.

Frosty Microbrews: Switch | Kyle Lobner, TimberRattlers.com

The Timber Rattlers feature two switch hitters this season: Blake Allemand and Mitch Ghelfi.

Biloxi Shuckers activate Macias from DL; Shaw retires | Tim Isbell, Sun Herald

Infielder Brandon Macias was activated from the 7-day DL, and in a surprise move, infielder Nick Shaw has decided to retire.

Erceg among high picks to agree with Brewers | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Lucas Erceg is the highest player so far to agree to a contract with the Brewers.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Nationals 5, Cubs 4
  • Braves 9, Reds 8
  • Mets 11, Pirates 2
  • Astros 4, Cardinals 1

Today's Games

  • Reds (Dan Straily) @ Braves (Adam Wisler) | 11:10 am
  • Pirates (Juan Nicasio) @ Mets (Bartolo Colon) | 6:10 pm

News Around Baseball

The Rockies are paying Jose Reyes more than $40 million to go away | Mike Oz, Big League Stew

Though Jose Reyes is off suspension, the Rockies decided to move on without him, designating him for assignment yesterday.

Suzuki passes Rose's total hits record | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ($)

Ichiro Suzuki collected career hit 4,257 last night, putting him ahead of Pete Rose in career hits between his time in Japan and his time in MLB.

Today's Action

Brewers (Junior Guerra) @ Dodgers (Scott Kazmir) | 9:10 pm