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What We Learned: Cubs series win dampened by end of a few seasons

While the Brewers got a series win over the Cubs, the end of a few seasons dampened spirits. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

This Weekend’s Results

Cubs 5, Brewers 4

Brewers 11, Cubs 3

Brewers 3, Cubs 1

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Keon Broxton likely done for season with fractured wrist | -JP-, BCB

After running into the wall making a catch in Friday’s game against the Cubs, Keon Broxton fractured his wrist, likely ending his season.

Braves sign 4-year PDC with Brevard County; Brewers likely heading to Carolina | -JP-, BCB

The Brewers relationship with former Brevard County came to an end on Friday, as the Braves signed a new 4-year PDC with them.

Milwaukee Brewers Call-Up OF Michael Reed | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

After losing two outfielders to injury on Friday, the Brewers brought up outfielder Michael Reed to bolster their bench.

Brewers Ace Junior Guerra Reaches Innings Limit, Shut Down for Rest of 2016 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

While healthy, Junior Guerra has hit his innings limit and has been shut down for the rest of the season, though offseason leagues may still be in the plans.

Brewers Pitching Has Been Notably Better in Second Half | eddiemathews, BCB

It took some time, but the Brewers pitching staff has seen an improvement in the second half of the season.

Links from Other Sites

Age in the Minors: Southern League | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

How does age affect a player’s ability in the minor-leagues? Nicholas takes a look at how if affects players at the Double-A level.

Brewers Minor League Awards | Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

With the minor-league season done, Kyle picks out the best player and pitcher of the year at each level of the minor-league season.

Domingo Santana Needs to Elevate | Ryan Romano, BP Milwaukee

One of the issues with Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana is a high ground ball rate, and he could see an improvement if he just elevates the ball more.

NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Pirates @ Reds

  • Friday: Pirates 9, Reds 7
  • Saturday: Pirates 10, Reds 4
  • Saturday: Pirates 7, Reds 3
  • Sunday: Pirates 4, Reds 7

Cardinals @ Giants

  • Friday: Cardinals 2, Giants 8
  • Saturday: Cardinals 3, Giants 2
  • Sunday: Cardinals 3, Giants 0

Today's Games

  • Reds (Tim Adleman) @ Cubs (Jason Hammel)
  • Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) @ Rockies (Tyler Anderson)

Today's Action

The Brewers have the day off.