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What We Learned: Back to work at home

The Brewers come back to Miller Park to start a six-game homestand today. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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

Yesterday's Results

The Brewers had the day off.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

The Ascension of Junior Guerra | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Junior Guerra has been a welcome surprise for the Brewers, and he doesn’t show signs of regression right now.

Brewers extend player development contract with Biloxi through 2020 | -JP-, BCB

The Brewers will keep their Double-A team in Biloxi through 2020 after extending the contract for two more years.

Junior Guerra prevents Brewer fan from self/team loathing | ZTKrogman, BCB FanShots

A fan’s take on the emergence of Junior Guerra and what it means to the Brewers this season.

Links from Other Sites

Jeffress Isn’t as Good as You Think, Thornburg Is | Julien Assouline, BP Milwaukee

Though Jeremy Jeffress appears to be the better pitcher, the stats say it’s Tyler Thornburg who is the better of the two.

Clear mind has Lucroy living in moment, and thriving | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

After several days off from catching, Jonathan Lucroy is ready to go behind the plate again.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 34-37

  • Yesterday: Memphis 8, Colorado Springs 9
  • Yesterday: Memphis 5, Colorado Springs 7
  • Friday: Memphis @ Colorado Springs | 8:05 pm
  • Saturday: Colorado Springs @ Round Rock | 7:05 pm
  • Sunday: Colorado Springs @ Round Rock | 7:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 39-31

  • Yesterday: Montgomery 3, Biloxi 2
  • Friday: Montgomery @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm
  • Saturday: Montgomery @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm
  • Sunday: Montgomery @ Biloxi | 5:10 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 23-46

  • Yesterday: Clearwater 7, Brevard County 4
  • Friday: Clearwater @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm
  • Saturday: Clearwater @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm
  • Sunday: Brevard County @ Tampa | 4:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 35-36

  • Yesterday: Quad Cities 0, Wisconsin 2
  • Friday: Quad Cities @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm
  • Saturday: Quad Cities @ Wisconsin | 6:35 pm
  • Sunday: Quad Cities @ Wisconsin | 1:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 8-8

  • Yesterday: DSL Brewers 5, DSL Nationals 0
  • Yesterday: DSL Nationals 4, DSL Brewers 2
  • Friday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Nationals | 9:30 am
  • Saturday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Yankees2 | 9:30 am
  • Sunday: No Game

Helena Brewers (R) | 5-2

  • Yesterday: Helena 3, Great Falls 7
  • Friday: Helena @ Great Falls | 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: Helena @ Great Falls | 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: Helena @ Great Falls | 2:00 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 2-1

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Friday: AZL Padres @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: AZL Brewers @ AZL Padres | 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: AZL Rangers @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Giants 5, Pirates 3
  • Cubs 2, Marlins 4
  • Padres 7, Reds 4

This Weekend’s Games

Dodgers @ Padres

  • Friday: Nick Tepesch vs. Jameson Taillon | 6:05 pm
  • Saturday: Kenta Maeda vs. Jeff Locke | 6:15 pm
  • Sunday: Clayton Kershaw vs. TBD | 7:08 pm

Cubs @ Marlins

  • Friday: Kyle Hendricks vs. Tom Koehler | 6:10 pm
  • Saturday: John Lackey vs. Paul Clemens | 3:10 pm
  • Sunday: Jason Hammel vs. Jose Fernandez | 12:10 pm

Padres @ Reds

  • Friday: Colin Rea vs. Cody Reed | 6:10 pm
  • Saturday: Drew Pomeranz vs. Brandon Finnegan | 3:10 pm
  • Sunday: Luis Perdomo vs. Anthony DeSclafani | 12:10 pm

Cardinals @ Mariners

  • Friday: Carlos Martinez vs. Wade LeBlanc | 9:10 pm
  • Saturday: Mike Leake vs. Nathan Karns | 9:10 pm
  • Sunday: Jaime Garcia vs. James Paxton | 3:10 pm

This Weekend’s Action

Brewers vs. Nationals

  • Friday: Max Scherzer vs. Zach Davies | 7:10 pm
  • Saturday: Gio Gonzalez vs. Matt Garza | 3:10 pm
  • Sunday: TBD vs. Jimmy Nelson | 1:10 pm