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What We Learned: All-Star Break begins

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The Brewers limped into the All-Star Break after losing two straight to the Cardinals. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

This Weekend’s Results

Brewers 4, Cardinals 3

Cardinals 8, Brewers 1

Cardinals 5, Brewers 1

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Sunday Sundries: Week 14 | eddienathews, BCB

Looking back at week 14 of the regular season.

The Dog Days are here again: The Brewers at Halftime | James Hutterer, BCB

We’ve passed the halfway point of the season, and the last 10% didn’t look good.

Michael Blazek optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs | -JP-, BCB FanShot

Following yesterday’s game, the Brewers sent Michael Blazek to Triple-A, with no corresponding move announced.

Who gets traded next? | mjdietz, BCB FanPost

With Aaron Hill gone, speculation can begin on who will go next.

Links from Other Sites

Braun, Brewers ready to unplug during break | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

With the break here, most players have headed home to not think about baseball for a few days.

Perez, Middlebrooks to split time at third | Andrew Gruman, Brewers.com

Following the trade of Aaron Hill, Will Middlebrooks and Hernan Perez will split time at third base.

More Thoughts on the Aftermath of Hill Shipping Up to Boston | The Brewer Nation

Hill’s trade is just the first of many trades, as several players could also be on the move.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 44-43

  • Friday: Iowa 5, Colorado Springs 15
  • Saturday: Iowa 8, Colorado Springs 5
  • Sunday: Iowa 4, Colorado Springs 7
  • Monday: No Game

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 44-42

  • Friday: Jacksonville 4, Biloxi 2
  • Saturday: Biloxi 2, Pensacola 4
  • Sunday: Biloxi 3, Pensacola 4
  • Monday: Biloxi @ Pensacola | 6:30 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 26-59

  • Friday: Brevard County 4, Bradenton 6
  • Saturday: Brevard County 1, Bradenton 2
  • Sunday: Brevard County 5, Bradenton 6
  • Monday: Brevard County @ Bradenton

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 43-45

  • Friday: Peoria 2, Wisconsin 4
  • Saturday: Peoria 3, Wisconsin 2
  • Sunday: Peoria 6, Wisconsin 16
  • Monday: Peoria @ Wisconsin | 12:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 12-18

  • Friday: DSL Brewers 19, DSL Angels 2
  • Saturday: DSL Nationals 2, DSL Brewers 3
  • Sunday: No Game
  • Monday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Nationals | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 10-12

  • Friday: Missoula 13, Helena 4
  • Saturday: Billings 1, Helena 2
  • Sunday: Billings @ Helena (PPD)
  • Monday: Billings @ Helena | 6:05 pm (DH)

AZL Brewers (R) | 6-11

  • Friday: No Game
  • Saturday: AZL Brewers 1, AZL Indians 8
  • Sunday: AZL Indians 8, AZL Brewers 7
  • Monday: AZL Brewers @ AZL Royals | 9:00 pm

News and Notes

Futures Game prospect breakdown by club | Austin Laymance, MLB.com

Josh Hader appeared in last night’s Futures Game, striking out the only batter he faced.

Revisiting Baseball America’s top Brewers prospects | Steve Altstadt, Disciples of Uecker

Some of the original top prospects have remained on track this year, while others have had tough years.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

Cubs @ Pirates

  • Friday: Cubs 4, Pirates 8
  • Saturday: Cubs 6, Pirates 12
  • Sunday: Cubs 6, Pirates 5

Reds @ Marlins

  • Friday: Reds 1, Marlins 3
  • Saturday: Reds 2, Marlins 4
  • Sunday: Reds 3, Marlins 7