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What We Learned: Double the games, double the losses

With two chances to win yesterday, the Brewers didn’t win either, and barely managed to avoid two consecutive shutouts. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs - Game Two Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images

Yesterday's Results

Cubs 4, Brewers 0

Cubs 4, Brewers 1

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Roster Moves: Michael Blazek to DL, Damien Magnifico recalled, Tyler Cravy 26th man for today | -JP-, BCB

Prior to yesterday’s doubleheader, the Brewers made a few roster moves. Michael Blazek ended up on the DL, Damien Magnifico was called up to make his MLB debut, and Tyler Cravy was added as the 26th man for the day.

Ryan Braun or Prince Fielder... | eddiemathews, BCB

Though Fielder’s career is over, the question of whether the Brewers should have kept Ryan Braun or Prince Fielder is still one that comes up considering the ups and downs both have experienced in their careers.

Let's Talk About Braun again and again. | chris33, BCB FanPost

Braun’s name has come up in trade talk as the waiver trade deadline approaches, though keeping him around isn’t a bad thing.

Links from Other Sites

Pricing Failed Tanks | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Not all tanking projects work for teams, and trying to “compete” against other tanking teams can be a challenge.

Five players teams would love to move before the waiver deadline | Thomas Bennett, Beyond the Box Score

While the Brewers may not “love” to move Braun before the deadline, his production along with his salary makes him a viable waiver trade deadline candidate, if the right team lines up with them.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 59-61

  • Yesterday: El Paso 3, Colorado Springs 11
  • Today: El Paso @ Colorado Springs | 7:35 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 59-60

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: Mobile @ Biloxi | 6:40 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 37-83

  • Yesterday: Lakeland 8, Brevard County 5
  • Today: Lakeland @ Brevard County | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 58-63

  • Yesterday: Wisconsin 2, Kane County 6
  • Today: Wisconsin @ Kane County | 6:30 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 21-41

  • Yesterday: DSL Brewers 4, DSL Yankees2 2
  • Today: DSL Cardinals @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 22-31

  • Yesterday: Grand Junction 5, Helena 2
  • Today: Grand Junction @ Helena | 8:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 18-26

  • Yesterday: AZL Giants 6, AZL Brewers 4
  • Today: AZL Brewers @ AZL Athletics | 9:00 pm

News and Notes

Woodruff, Betancourt Named Players Of The Month |

The Shuckers named Brandon Woodruff and Javier Betancourt as players of the month for the team in July.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Affiliate Report: Week 19 | Thaddeus Krzus, The Shuck Dynasty

Looking back at week 19 of the minor league season.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Marlins 3, Reds 6
  • Cardinals 8, Astros 5
  • Pirates 4, Giants 3

Today's Games

  • Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) @ Astros (Doug Fister) | 1:10 pm
  • Pirates (Ivan Nova) @ Giants (Matt Cain) | 2:45 pm
  • Marlins (Andrew Cashner) @ Reds (Homer Bailey) | 6:10 pm

Today's Action

Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) | 7:05 pm