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What We Learned: A weekend of goodbyes

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The Brewers finished up their home schedule yesterday, as the baseball world was shaken with the death of Jose Fernandez. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

Cincinnati Reds v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images

This Weekend’s Results

Brewers 5, Reds 4

Reds 6, Brewers 1

Reds 4, Brewers 2

Around Baseball

Jose Fernandez has passed away | Fish Stripes

We’re going to open today’s links with the big news around baseball from this weekend. Jose Fernandez died yesterday in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Over on the Marlins SB Nation website, Fish Stripes, they have several stories on his passing, including quotes from around baseball, a look back at his career, and more.

Brewers hitters honor Fernandez vs. Reds | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Several Brewers players honored Hernandez in their own way during Sunday’s game, and the team observed a moment of silence prior to the season finale.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brewers Starter Chase Anderson Has Ditched His Cutter | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Chase Anderson has seen some increased success in the second half of the season by basically abandoning one of his pitches.

Brewers Land 6 Prospects in Minor League Ball’s End-of-Season Top 100 | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

End of season prospect lists are coming out, and the Brewers placed six players on the list for Minor League Ball.

Brewers Add RHP Javier Salas to Arizona Fall League Roster | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers filled their one TBD spot on the fall league roster with Javier Salas.

Sunday Sundries: Penultimate Edition (Wk 25) | eddiemathews, BCB

The home season wrapped up yesterday, and we take a look back at the second to last week of the regular season.

Links from Other Sites

Braun grateful for ovation with uncertain future | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Ryan Braun may have played his last game at Miller Park, though nothing is certain as the offseason comes.

Davies ends '16 as established starter for Crew | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Zach Davies has been shut down for the season, though he has set himself up as a key member of the rotation for 2017.

Carter starts Brewers' second triple play of '16 | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

The Brewers turned their second triple play of the season on Friday, and eighth in franchise history.

Examining the Carter-Broxton Mold of Plate Discipline | Ryan Romano, BP Milwaukee

Chris Carter and Keon Broxton have put together some unique stat lines with high strikeout totals, but also high power numbers.

Losing the Affiliate Shuffle | Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

Though the prospects in the Brewers system still form one of the top systems in the league, subpar minor league facilities could hinder their development.

Brewers “Give-Back Game” Nets $335,000 for Four Local Charities | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Sunday's game was the "Give-Back" game and it generated a lot of money for local charities.

13th Annual “Evening With Hank Aaron” Takes Place at Miller Park | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Also taking place this weekend was the evening with Hank Aaron, and Caitlin Moyer had some of the details from that event.

Melvin's son exits Brewers organization | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Doug Melvin's son Cory, a pro scout , has left the organization to take a position with the Yankees. Doug is still serving as an advisor with the Brewers.

NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Nationals @ Pirates

  • Friday: Nationals 5, Pirates 6
  • Saturday: Nationals 6, Pirates 1
  • Sunday: Nationals 10, Pirates 7

Cardinals @ Cubs

  • Friday: Cardinals 0, Cubs 5
  • Saturday: Cardinals 10, Cubs 4
  • Sunday: Cardinals 1, Cubs 3

Today's Games

  • Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Pirates (Chad Kuhl) | 6:05 pm
  • Reds (Tim Adleman) @ Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) | 7:15 pm

Today's Action

Brewers (Matt Garza) @ Rangers (Martin Perez) | 7:05 pm