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What We Learned: Brewers hopes for a win crushed for sixth straight day

The Brewers are stuck in another long losing streak heading into tonight’s series finale against the Cardinals. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

Cardinals 2, Brewers 1

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers Down On The Farm Report: Week 21 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Looking back at the second to last full week of the minor league season.

Brewers Outright Will Middlebrooks | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

One player joined the Brewers minor-league system yesterday as Will Middlebrooks was outrighted to Triple-A after being activated from the DL.

Links from Other Sites

Brewers Unveil “Give-Back Game” | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The Brewers announced yesterday that the final game of the season will be a special game for charity, with all proceeds going to local charities in the Milwaukee area. Tickets are only $10, though extra can be donated if chosen. Seats are given on a first-come/first-serve basis, starting at the lower level and going up.

Lucas Erceg and Third Base Futures | Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

Third base is a position for the Brewers that doesn’t have a future plan just yet, but Lucas Erceg may fit into the plans there.

The Two Red Flags for Zach Davies | Ryan Romano, BP Milwaukee

The numbers for Zach Davies have been good this season, but there’s a couple of numbers that are red flags for future performance.

The Santana/Nieuwenhuis situation | Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

Should Domingo Santana be starting every day? For a rebuilding team, maybe that is what’s best.

Minor League Update

Affiliate Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 65-67

  • Yesterday: New Orleans 5, Colorado Springs 13
  • Today: New Orleans @ Colorado Springs | 7:35 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 69-64

  • Yesterday: Jackson 3, Biloxi 1
  • Today: Jackson @ Biloxi | 6:40 pm

Brevard County Manatees (A+) | 38-95

  • Yesterday: Clearwater 2, Brevard County 1
  • Yesterday: Clearwater 3, Brevard County 2
  • Today: Clearwater @ Brevard County | 5:05 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 67-67

  • Yesterday: No Game
  • Today: Cedar Rapids @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm

Helena Brewers (R) | 25-41

  • Yesterday: Missoula 11, Helena 9
  • Today: Missoula @ Helena | 8:05 pm

News and Notes

Biloxi’s pitching and Brinson’s Power | Lane Grindle, Minor Details

Biloxi’s starting pitchers have put them back into the postseason conversation, and Lewis Brinson is standing out for Colorado Springs.

Re-Ranked Top Prospect List (Start of September) | Jake Covey, Disciples of Uecker

New rankings for the Brewers minor-league system as September starts.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Pirates 0, Cubs 3
  • Reds 2, Angels 4

Today's Games

  • Reds (Brandon Finnegan) @ Angels (Ricky Nolasco) | 6:05 pm
  • Pirates (Ryan Vogelsong) @ Cubs (Jason Hammel) | 7:05 pm

Today's Action

Brewers (Matt Garza) vs. Cardinals (Luke Weaver) | 7:10 pm