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What We Learned: Finishing the season in Colorado

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It’s the last weekend of the season, and it takes place in Denver against the Rockies. We look at that last series and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday's Results

The Brewers had the day off.

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers 2016 End of Season Top Prospects | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Following the end of the 2016 season, Kyle ranked his top prospects in the organization, using a tier system rather than a strict ranking system.

Interesting Trade Idea? | beerthefear, BCB FanPost

Over in the FanPosts, beerthefear has a couple of suggestions on what he would like to see happen this offseason.

Links from Other Sites

Brewers' Suter relies on special delivery | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brent Suter gets his second major-league start tonight, using a different delivery and slower fastball for major-league success.

Milwaukee Brewers: Chris Carter has shot at home run title | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

Chris Carter is one off of the MLB home run lead entering the final series of the season, and will go head-to-head with the league leader in Colorado this weekend, an ideal place for hitting home runs.

Zach Davies is the True 2016 Brewers Ace | Julien Assouline, BP Milwaukee

While Junior Guerra may have received most of the attention this season, Zach Davies had one of the best rookie seasons for a pitcher in Brewers history.

Blaine Boyer kicks field goal at AT&T Stadium | ESPN.com

While they were in Dallas, the Brewers visited AT&T Stadium, and Blaine Boyer was able to show off his ability to kick field goals.

Minor League Update

News and Notes

Brewers' deals, Draft result in star-studded instructs roster | Mike Rosenbaum, MLB.com

The Brewers have one of the strongest instructional league rosters this fall, and it has a lot to do with their strong rebuilding efforts in the last year.

SmartAsset.com Rates Appleton as One of America's Best MiLB Towns
Rattlers Are MWL's Larry MacPhail Award Nominee for Second Straight Year
Chris Mehring, TimberRattlers.com

In a nod to the great place to play that is Wisconsin, the Timber Rattlers were named one of the top minor league baseball towns by SmartAsset.com. In addition, the organization is up for the Larry McPhail award for the second straight year for their marketing and promotions.

Frosty Microbrews: Former Rattlers Get The September Call | Kyle Lobner, TimberRattlers.com

Several former Timber Rattlers are playing for the Brewers this September, including Damien Magnifico, Yadiel Rivera, Brent Suter, and Jacob Barnes.

Age in the Minors: A Levels | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Continuing in the series on minor-league ages, next up is age and how it relates to production at the High-A and Low-A levels.

Sky Sox, Brewers Renew Affiliation Through 2018 | Nick Dobreff, SkySox.com

In a move that was basically inevitable at the start of the signing period, the Brewers have officially renewed their PDC with Colorado Springs for two years.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday's Games

  • Cubs 1, Pirates 1
  • Reds 3, Cardinals 4

This Weekend's Games

Cubs @ Reds

  • Friday: Jake Buchanan vs. Josh Smith | 6:10 pm
  • Saturday: Jon Lester vs. Tim Adleman | 3:10 pm
  • Sunday: Kyle Hendricks vs. Robert Stephenson | 2:10 pm

Pirates @ Cardinals

  • Friday: Tyler Glasnow vs. Carlos Martinez | 7:15 pm
  • Saturday: Chad Kuhl vs. TBD | 12:05 pm
  • Sunday: Ryan Vogelsong vs. Adam Wainwright | 2:15 pm

This Weekend's Action

Brewers @ Rockies

  • Friday: Brent Suter vs. Chad Bettis | 7:10 pm
  • Saturday: Wily Peralta vs. Tyler Anderson | 7:10 pm
  • Sunday: TBD vs. Matt Koch | 2:10 pm

Note: All out of market games are free on MLB.TV this weekend.