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What We Learned: Zach Davies shines in series finale

Zach Davies put together one of the best starts by a starting pitcher this season yesterday afternoon. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Yesterday's Results

Brewers 3, Cardinals 1

Zach Davies gave most of the bullpen a day off by pitching a gem yesterday, allowing just three hits in eight shutout innings. Meanwhile, the offense got two runs in the first inning and didn't need any more.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Michael Blazek placed on 15-day DL, Jacob Barnes recalled | -JP-, BCB

Following yesterday's game, the Brewers placed Michael Blazek on the 15-day DL. They also called up RHP Jacob Barnes, who will make his MLB debut.

All-Star Voting Update: Ryan Braun only Brewer in top 5 for position players | -JP-, BCB

The first voting update for the All-Star Game came out yesterday, and Ryan Braun is the only position player for the Brewers among the vote leaders.

Draft Coverage: Reviewing the Brewers 2013 MLB Draft Class| Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Continuing in a series leading up to next week's draft, Kyle looks at the 2013 draft class.

Links from Other Sites

Is Ryan Braun really going to be a "hot name" at the trade deadline? | Mike Bates, SB Nation

While it may be hard for some people to believe, Ryan Braun could generate interest from a few teams at the trade deadline.

In Support of the New IBB Rule | Nathan Petrashek, Cream City Cables

Though many traditionalists don't like the fact that pitchers wouldn't actually have to throw the pitches under this new rule, it may be better for bringing out the intended result.

Jonathan Villar and Orlando Arcia Delay the Rebuild | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

The unexpected good play of Jonathan Villar is pushing back the debut of Orlando Arcia, who will need all the time he can get in the majors before the Brewers compete again.

Age-31: An Unlikely Hero | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Junior Guerra is beating the trend of players who debut at the age of 31, who generally don't provide much value for a team.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 23-25

  • Yesterday: Colorado Springs 6, Omaha 5
  • Yesterday: Colorado Springs 5, Omaha 0
  • Today: Omaha @ Colorado Springs | 8:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 30-22

  • Yesterday: Mississippi 6, Biloxi 2
  • Today: Mississippi @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 17-35

  • Yesterday: Lakeland 5, Brevard County 2
  • Today: Brevard County @ Lakeland | 5:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 24-29

  • Yesterday: Peoria 7, Wisconsin 2
  • Today: Wisconsin @ Peoria | 7:00 pm

News and Notes

Going to the Show: Jacob Barnes | Brad Krause, Miller Park Prospects

A prospect profile of newest Brewers pitcher Jacob Barnes

Garrett Cooper and Josh Hader named Shuckers Players of the Month |

After posting excellent months in May, Garrett Cooper was named the player of the month and Josh Hader the pitcher of the month for the Shuckers

2016 Draft Preview: SS | Brad Krause, Miller Park Prospects

Looking at some of the shortstops available in the upcoming draft.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Marlins 3, Pirates 2
  • Cubs 2, Dodgers 1
  • Reds 7, Rockies 2

Today's Games

  • Dodgers (Julio Urias) @ Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) | 1:20 pm
  • Pirates (Juan Nicasio) @ Marlins (Wei-Yin Chen) | 6:10 pm
  • Reds (Alfredo Simon) @ Rockies (Eddie Butler) | 7:40 pm

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Today's Action

Brewers (Chase Anderson) @ Phillies (Jerad Eickhoff) | 6:05 pm