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What We Learned: Quick Sweep at Home

The Brewers completed a quick sweep of the Athletics at home yesterday. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Milwaukee Brewers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Brewers 5, Athletics 4

Zach Davies became the second Brewers starter this year to take a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. Chris Carter provided all of the offense for the Brewers with two home runs. Jeremy Jeffress struggled in the ninth to allow the Athletics a chance, but kept the tying run from scoring to complete the win.

Brewers 4, Athletics 0

For the second straight night, the Brewers starting pitcher (Chase Anderson) dominated the Athletics offense, holding them to two hits. This time, the bullpen also kept the Athletics in check, and the Brewers offense scored early to complete the sweep.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

MLB Draft Basics | Derek Harvey, BCB

With the draft set for today, Derek has a primer on how it works.

Draft Coverage: Reviewing the Brewers 2015 Draft Class | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Last year, Ray Montgomery put together his first draft as Scouting Director, and it has always shown some results.

Draft Coverage: Potential Targets for the Milwaukee Brewers | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Who could the Brewers target in the first round? There are a few players that could make sense at the #5 spot.

What's the deal with splitters, anyway? | Stavid Dearns, BCB

There is a concern about split-finger fastball pitchers, which is why there aren't many pitchers in the league. However, one of the players in the league who throws the pitch is Junior Guerra.

Former Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Ruben Quevedo is Dead at Age 37 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Former Brewers pitcher Ruben Quevedo died yesterday at the age of 37. Quevedo was part of the Brewers from 2001-2003.

Milwaukee Brewers Down On The Farm Report: Week 9 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Taking a look at week 9 of the minor-league season.

Flipping the Bullpen | ditzbitz, BCB FanPosts

With several relievers coming back, ditzbitz has a suggestion on how to fix the potential overcrowding problem.

Links from Other Sites

Knebel activated from DL; Ramirez DFA'd | Adam McCalvy,

Following yesterday's game, the Brewers activated Corey Knebel from the 15-day DL and designated Neil Ramirez for assignment.

Are All-Stars Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy on the block? | Jerry Crasnick, ESPN

It's a question that has been asked several times this season, and there's reasons why trading either would make sense.

Will Smith & Jeremy Jeffress Trade Places With Southwest Airlines | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Yesterday, Southwest Airlines gave Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress the chance to take over the jobs of their crews for a little while.

What does Will Smith's return mean for the bullpen? | Seth Victor, BP Milwaukee

While Will Smith's return is good for the bullpen, the injury to Smith and emergency of Jeffress killed a potential opportunity for experimentation.

Sportservice to Hold Job Fair at Miller Park | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

There will be a job fair at Miller Park on June 13.

Miller Park Homestand Hightlights: June 7-12 | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

A list of all the promotions currently ongoing at Miller Park.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 26-28

  • Tuesday: New Orleans 11, Colorado Springs 2
  • Wednesday: No Game
  • Today: Colorado Springs @ Memphir | 7:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 33-25

  • Tuesday: Montgomery 6, Biloxi 3
  • Wednesday: Biloxi 3, Montgomery 2
  • Today: Biloxi @ Montgomery | 7:05 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 20-37

  • Tuesday: No Game
  • Wednesday: Fort Myers 1, Brevard County 0
  • Today: Fort Myers @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 28-31

  • Tuesday: Clinton 6, Wisconsin 0
  • Wednesday: Wisconsin 7, Clinton 0
  • Today: Clinton @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 1-2

  • Tuesday: DSL Nationals 1, DSL Brewers 0
  • Wednesday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Nationals (PPD Rain)
  • Today: DSL Brewers @ DSL Yankees2 | 9:30 am

News and Notes

Shuckers land 5 players on Southern League All-Star Team | Tim Isbell, Sun Herald

Five players made the Southern League All-Star Team, led by starting pitcher Josh Hader.

Eight Rattlers Named MWL All-Stars | Marcus Young, Miller Park Prospects

Eight players from the Timber Rattlers made it onto the Midwest League All-Star Team.

All-Farm System Team After 2 Months | Jake Covey, Disciples of Uecker

As the minor-league all-star teams come out, Disciples of Uecker puts together a team of the best players from the Brewers minor-league system.

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

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

With the draft almost here, it's time to take a look at the outfield and catcher prospects.

NL Central Updates

Tuesday's Games

  • Pirates 3, Mets 1
  • Pirates 3, Mets 1
  • Phillies 3, Cubs 2
  • Reds 7, Cardinals 6

Wednesday's Games

  • Cubs 8, Phillies 1
  • Mets 6, Pirates 5
  • Cardinals 12, Reds 7

Today's Games

  • Pirates (Jeff Locke) @ Rockies (Chad Bettis) | 4:10 pm
  • Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) @ Reds (Brandon Finngean) | 6:10 pm

Today's Action

Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) vs. Mets (Bartolo Colon) | 7:10 pm