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What We Learned: Back to the Bay

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The Brewers start a quick two-game series in Oakland today. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Toronto Blue Jays v Oakland Athletics Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Yesterday's Results

The Brewers had the day off.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Matt Garza’s Return to the Brewers Has Been Encouraging | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Though not many looked forward to Garza’s return, his first few starts have given us reason to be hopeful.

Links from Other Sites

Jungmann sent to Spring Training facility to regroup | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

With Taylor Jungmann still struggling in the minors, he has been sent to Arizona to regroup.

Dream matchup forgettable for best buddies | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

It was a dream matchup for Chase Anderson and Mike Bolsinger on Friday when they pitched against each other, but the results weren’t what either wanted.

Statcast: Nelson's pitch metrics improving | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Though Nelson has struggled recently, StatCast suggests that an improvement may be coming.

Series preview: Brewers vs. Athletics | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ($)

The Brewers have their second short series of the season against the Athletics this week.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 31-25

  • Yesterday: Omaha 2, Colorado Springs 4
  • Today: Memphis @ Colorado Springs | 8:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 39-30

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: No Game

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 23-43

  • Yesterday: Brevard County 2, Dunedin 3
  • Today: Brevard County @ Dunedin | 5:30 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 34-36

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: No Game

DSL Brewers (R) | 6-7

  • Yesterday: DSL Tigers 7, DSL Brewers 10
  • Today: DSL Angels @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 3-1

  • Yesterday: Great Falls 13, Helena 5
  • Today: Helena @ Billings | 8:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 0-1

  • Yesterday: AZL Brewers 3, AZL Cubs 5
  • Today: AZL Angels @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm

News and Notes

2016 Preview: AZL Brewers | Marcus Young, Miller Park Prospects

Several Brewers 2016 draft picks, along with some international signings, are slated for this year’s rookie Arizona team.

Milwaukee Brewers Affiliate Report: Week 11 | The Shuck Dynasty

Stay up to date on minor league happenings with the weekly affiliate report.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Giants 0, Pirates 1
  • Cardinals 3, Cubs 2

Today's Games

  • Giants (Johnny Cueto) @ Pirates (Wilfredo Boscan) | 6:05 pm
  • Reds (Anthony DeSclafani) @ Rangers (Colby Lewis) | 7:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) @ Cubs (Jason Hammel) | 7:05 pm

Today's Action

Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ Athletics (Sonny Gray) | 9:05 pm