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What We Learned: Two wins after one week

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The Brewers finished off their first homestand of the season with a 2-5 record. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Brewers 2, Cubs 1
Cubs 11, Brewers 6
Cubs 7, Brewers 4


Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers option Brent Suter to AAA Colorado Springs
Milwaukee Brewers designate Damien Magnifico for assignment; call up David Goforth
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

With the Brewers bullpen hurting after a week, the Brewers did a roster shakeup to get a fresh arm. They sent Brent Suter to the minors, designated Damien Magnifico for assignment, and called up David Goforth to fill the 25-man and 40-man spot.

Sunday Sundries: Week 1 | eddiemathews, BCB

Looking back at the first week of the season.


Links from Other Sites

Aguilar unveils golden glove to go with hot bat | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Though the power is expected from Jesus Aguilar, he’s also been showing a good defensive glove in the field.

Brewers' Strikeouts: Surprising Reason for Concern | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

Though the strikeout rates are high, it’s good that the Brewers are trying to put the ball in play so much.

Zach Davies trying to regain control | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After two starts, Zach Davies is still working to find his command. He’s reliant on his command for good results.

Projecting David Goforth | Justin Schultz, The First Out At Third

A look at what new bullpen addition David Goforth could do on the team.


Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 3-1

  • Friday: Omaha 7, Colorado Springs 8
  • Saturday: Omaha 2, Colorado Springs 11
  • Sunday: Omaha 8, Colorado Springs 3
  • Monday: Off Day

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 3-1

  • Friday: Biloxi 5, Montgomery 3
  • Saturday: Biloxi 2, Montgomery 1
  • Sunday: Biloxi 1, Montgomery 6
  • Monday: Biloxi @ Montgomery | 7:05 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 2-1

  • Friday: Carolina 15, Frederick 11
  • Saturday: Carolina 1, Frederick 5
  • Sunday: Carolina 8, Frederick 0
  • Monday: Carolina @ Wilmngton | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 2-2

  • Friday: Wisconsin 1, Quad Cities 2
  • Saturday: Quad Cities 2, Wisconsin 3
  • Sunday: Quad Cities 18, Wisconsin 11
  • Monday: Burlington @ Wisconsin | 6:35 pm

Check out our daily prospect report for more information on minor league performances.


News and Notes

Brinson day to day with dislocated finger | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Top prospect Lewis Brinson is currently day-to-day after injuring his left pinky finger on a slide in the first game of the season.


NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Braves @ Pirates

  • Friday: Braves 4, Pirates 5
  • Saturday: Braves 4, Pirates 6
  • Sunday: Braves 5, Pirates 6

Reds @ Cardinals

  • Friday: Reds 2, Cardinals 0
  • Saturday: Reds 4, Cardinals 10
  • Sunday: Reds 8, Cardinals 0

Monday’s Games

  • Reds (Brandon Finnegan) @ Pirates (Tyler Glasnow) | 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) @ Nationals (Tanner Roark) | 6:05 pm
  • Dodgers (Alex Wood) @ Cubs (Jon Lester) | 7:05 pm

Todays’s Action

The Brewers have the day off. They return to action tomorrow, beginning a nine-day road trip. It starts with a two-game series in Toronto.