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What We Learned: Jake Elmore joins the Brewers

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The Brewers added Jake Elmore to the roster yesterday before falling to the Dodgers that night. WE discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Dodgers 6, Brewers 5

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Maybe the Manatees could use a starting pitcher... | eddiemathews, BCB

Wily Peralta’s struggles have continued at Colorado Springs, and it’s starting to become questionable if he will be a fixture in the Brewers rotation in the future.

Brewers DFA OF Alex Presley, Purchase Contract of UTIL Jake Elmore | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers made a roster move before yesterday’s game, purchasing the contract of Jake Elmore and designating Alex Presley for assignment.

Brewers (34-41) vs Dodgers (42-36) Series Preview | Derek Harvey, BCB

It’s the second and final series of the season against the Dodgers.

Links from Other Sites

Jake Elmore's versatility helps on short Brewers bench | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ($)

The addition of Jake Elmore helps provide depth to a bench that is currently operating a man short.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 38-38

  • Yesterday: Colorado Springs 5, Round Rock 3
  • Today: No Game

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 40-34

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: Biloxi @ Birmingham | 7:05 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 23-51

  • Yesterday: Brevard County 2, Tampa 5
  • Today: Daytona @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 37-39

  • Yesterday: Clinton 5, Wisconsin 3
  • Today: Clinton @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 8-11

  • Yesterday: DSL Cardinals @ DSL Brewers (PPD Rain)
  • Today: DSL Brewers @ DSL Cardinals | 9:30 am (DH)

Helena Brewers (R) | 8-4

  • Yesterday: Missoula 2, Helena 4
  • Today: Missoula @ Helena | 8:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 3-4

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: AZL Brewers @ AZL Athletics | 9:00 pm

News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Down On The Farm Report: Week 12 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Looking back at week 12 of the minor league season.

Brewers announce release of LHP Hobbs Johnson | BiloxiShuckers.com

The Brewers released 2013 draft pick Hobbs Johnson, who had posted a 6.04 ERA for the Shuckers this season and 4.23 ERA over his two seasons in Biloxi.

Shuckers player juggles baseball, family in minor league life
What’s it like in the minors? We followed a Shuckers player for a day
Tim Isbell & Patrick Ochs, Sun Herald

A reporter from the Sun Herald followed Biloxi player Chris McFarland for a day to find out what life is like in the minor leagues. (The first link is a video link, while the second is a regular story.)

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Cubs 7, Reds 2
  • Cardinals 8, Royals 4
  • Pirates 2, Mariners 5

Today's Games

  • Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Reds (Cody Reed) | 11:35 am
  • Royals (Edinson Volquez) @ Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) | 7:15 pm
  • Pirates (Jameson Taillon) @ Mariners (Wade Miley) | 9:10 pm

Today's Action

Brewers (Junior Guerra) vs. Dodgers (Brock Stewart) | 7:10 pm (MLB.TV Free Game)