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What We Learned: Long weekend saved by Guerra’s gem

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After being swept in St. Louis, the Brewers managed to prevent a truly bad holiday weekend by taking the game on Monday against the Nationals. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Washington Nationals Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images

This Weekend’s Results

Cardinals 7, Brewers 1

Cardinals 3, Brewers 0

Cardinals 9, Brewers 8

Brewers 1, Nationals 0

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brewers Purchase Contract of INF Will Middlebrooks; Option OF Keon Broxton to AAA | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers made a roster move during the weekend, selecting Will Middlebrooks from Triple-A and optioning Keon Broxton.

International Signing Period could be quiet for Brewers | Derek Harvey, BCB
Milwaukee Brewers Sign Nine International Prospects | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The international signing period kicked off on Saturday, and the Brewers weren’t expected to do much in the market. On Saturday, they did sign a total of nine players, though it wasn’t a big splash of acquisitions.

Sunday Sundries - Week 13 (July 4th edition) | eddiemathews, BCB

Looking back at the midway point of the regular season.

Links from Other Sites

Brewers prepping for Trade Deadline process | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

As the trade deadline gets closer, the front office is preparing for the trade season by listening to other teams for now.

Counsell takes blame for Crew's lineup snafu | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

A lineup mistake cost the Brewers in the first inning yesterday, though ended up being a side story after the Brewers won.

Mark Loretta Trade Tree Still Bearing Fruit | Jake Covey, Disciples of Uecker

The Brewers drafted Mark Loretta back in 1993, and 23 years later, they are still seeing a return from the trade.

Celebrating Brewers Fireworks | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

A look back at the Brewers “fireworks” this year, in the form of the biggest home runs hit so far.

Pitch Diversity Key to Successful Davies June | Charlie Clarke, BP Milwaukee

Zach Davies added some diversity to his pitches in June and saw positive results from it.

Pricing Lucroy Trade Value | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

What could the Brewers get for Lucroy? It depends on what teams need catching depth and what they could offer in return.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 41-40

  • Friday: New Orleans 7, Colorado Springs 13
  • Saturday: New Orleans 6, Colorado Springs 8
  • Sunday: New Orleans 12, Colorado Springs 8
  • Monday: Colorado Springs 2, Oklahoma City 7
  • Today: Colorado Springs @ Oklahoma City | 7:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 44-36

  • Friday: Biloxi 3, Birmingham 1
  • Saturday: Biloxi 5, Birmingham 6
  • Sunday: Biloxi 4, Birmingham 1
  • Monday: Jacksonville 1, Biloxi 5
  • Today: Jacksonville @ Biloxi | 7:10 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 26-53

  • Friday: Brevard County 3, Clearwater 6
  • Saturday: Brevard County 5, Clearwater 8
  • Sunday: Brevard County 6, Clearwater 1
  • Monday: Dunedin 0, Brevard County 3
  • Today: Dunedin @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 40-42

  • Friday: Wisconsin 4, Burlington 2
  • Saturday: Wisconsin 5, Burlington 2
  • Sunday: Wisconsin 3, Burlington 4
  • Monday: Wisconsin 5, Cedar Rapids 6
  • Today: Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids | 6:35 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 9-15

  • Friday: DSL Braves 3, DSL Brewers 1
  • Saturday: DSL Rockies @ DSL Brewers (SSPD Rain)
  • Sunday: No Game
  • Monday: DSL Brewers 4, DSL Rockies 6
  • Today: DSL Brewers @ DSL Tigers | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 8-9

  • Friday: Helena 11, Missoula 14
  • Saturday: Helena 2, Missoula 3
  • Sunday: No Game
  • Monday: Helena 7, Billings 20
  • Today: Helena @ Billings | 8:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 4-8

  • Friday: AZL Brewers 1, AZL Dodgers 2
  • Saturday: AZL Dodgers 11, AZL Brewers 1
  • Sunday: No Game
  • Monday: AZL Reds 3, AZL Brewers 0
  • Today: AZL Brewers @ AZL Reds | 9:00 pm

News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers’ Affiliate Report: Week 13 | Thaddeus Krzus, The Shuck Dynasty

Weekly podcast on the current state of the Brewers minor-league system.

Crew, 11th-rounder reportedly strike big deal | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

With the savings from their other picks, the Brewers signed 11th round pick Chad McClanahan to a $1.2 million deal.

Brewers Add Pitcher Tayler Scott | Brad Krause, Miller Park Prospects

The Brewers made a small signing over the weekend, adding Tayler Scott to the Biloxi roster.

NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Reds @ Nationals

  • Friday: Reds 2, Nationals 3
  • Saturday: Reds 9, Nationals 4
  • Sunday: Reds 1, Nationals 12

Cubs @ Mets

  • Friday: Cubs 2, Mets 10
  • Saturday: Cubs 3, Mets 4
  • Sunday: Cubs 3, Mets 14

Pirates @ Athletics

  • Friday: Pirates 7, Athletics 3
  • Saturday: Pirates 4, Athletics 2
  • Sunday: Pirates 6, Athletics 3

Monday’s Games

  • Pirates 4, Cardinals 2
  • Reds 4, Cubs 10

Today's Games

  • Reds (Brandon Finnegan) @ Cubs (John Lackey) | 1:20 pm
  • Pirates (Steven Brault) @ Cardinals (Mike Leake) | 7:09 pm

Today's Action

Brewers (Zach Davies) @ Nationals (Gio Gonzalez) | 6:05 pm