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What We Learned: Road trip ends with win

The Brewers ended a rough road trip with a win to go 2-7 on it. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Milwaukee Brewers v Oakland Athletics Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 4, Athletics 2

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Current Concerns | justthestatsman, BCB FanPosts

A few players have been on recent cold streaks that are concerning.

Links from Other Sites

Braun, Lucroy need fans' help for All-Star Game | Adam McCalvy,

Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy each remained at fifth at their respective positions entering the final week of voting. In addition, due to changes in the voting process, you will have to start voting by tomorrow to use all 35 votes.

Blazek thrown right into mix in return from DL | Adam McCalvy,

Michael Blazek was thrown right into the fire after returning from the DL, and it didn’t go too well for him.

Brewers working toward agreement with Ray | Adam McCalvy,

The Brewers are working towards signing outfielder Corey Ray, who is expected to sign for somewhere around slot value.

Craig Counsell praises Scooter Gennett for his defense | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ($)

Scooter Gennett has shown improvement on defense, gaining praise from his manager.

Breaking Down Jimmy Nelson’s Disappointing Season | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

It’s been a rough year for Nelson, though there’s no easy reasons to explain why he’s struggling.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 32-37

  • Yesterday: Memphis 9, Colorado Springs 10
  • Yesterday: Memphis 16, Colorado Springs 4
  • Today: Memphis @ Colorado Springs | 6:05 pm (DH)

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 39-30

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: Montgomery @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 23-45

  • Yesterday: Brevard County 1, Dunedin 5
  • Today: Clearwater @ Brevard Ccounty | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 34-36

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: Quad Cities @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 7-7

  • Yesterday: DSL Brewers 12, DSL Angels 5
  • Today: DSL Brewers vs. DSL Nationals | 9:30 am (DH)

Helena Brewers (R) | 5-1

  • Yesterday: Helena 9, Billings 6
  • Today: Helena @ Great Falls | 8:00 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 2-1

  • Yesterday: AZL Brewers 6, AZL Angels 4
  • Today: No Game

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Cardinals 7, Cubs 2
  • Giants 7, Pirates 6
  • Reds 4, Rangers 6

Today's Games

  • Giants (Albert Suarez) @ Pirates (Jon Niese) | 11:35 am
  • Cubs (Jon Lester) @ Marlins (Wei-Yin Chen) | 6:10 pm
  • Padres (Christian Friedrich) @ Reds (John Lamb) | 6:10 pm

Today's Action

The Brewers have the day off.