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What We Learned: Up to Toronto for two

The Brewers are stepping into interleague play for the first time this season with a quick two-game series in Toronto. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Yesterday’s Results

The Brewers had the day off

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers outright Michael Blazek to AAA Colorado Springs | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Michael Blazek officially cleared waivers yesterday and was outrighted to Colorado Springs, ending his time in DFA limbo.

BCB Tracking Poll - Results for Week 1
BCB Tracking Poll - Week 2
aaronetc, BCB FanPost

Over in the FanPosts, the results are up from the first weekly tracking poll, and the poll is open for the second.

Links from Other Sites

Mix of old, new schools brought Thames home | Adam McCalvy,

It’s been a journey for Eric Thames as he returns to the stadium where he began his career.

Get to Know: Q&A with Brewers reliever Jared Hughes | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Reliever Jared Hughes has been with the brewers for just over a week now, and Todd Rosiak had a chance to get to know him a little better.

Brewers Week in Review: Opening Week Frustration | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

There’s many reasons to be concerned after one week of the regular season, where many problems were on display in the Brewers first homestand.

More Beer Options Take Our Minds Off Pitching Woes: The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/3-4/9 | Enrique Bakemeyer, The Brewers Bar

One of the takeaways from the first week of the season is that Miller Park has a much bigger beer selection to take your mind off of the team’s struggles.

Umpire stepped on inflated condom that delayed Brewers-Cubs | Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation

It’s not strange to see a ball, balloon, or other inflated object enter the field of play. This one, however, is definitely one of the stranger objects to enter the field.

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 3-1

  • Monday: Off Day
  • Tuesday: Colorado Springs @ Memphis | 7:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 3-2

  • Monday: Biloxi 6, Montgomery 13
  • Tuesday: Off Day

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 3-1

  • Monday: Carolina 2, Wilmington 1
  • Tuesday: Carolina @ Wilmington | 5:35 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 2-2

  • Monday: Burlington @ Wisconsin (PPD Rain)
  • Tuesday: Burlington @ Wisconsin | 12:05 pm (DH)

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

News and Notes

Editorial: Extended Netting’s Not So Bad After All | Chris Collins, Miller Park Prospects

The extra netting that has been added to baseball parks isn’t that bad, especially once you start focusing on the game.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday’s Games

Today’s Games

  • Reds (Rookie Davis) @ Pirates (Jameson Taillon) | 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Lance Lynn) @ Nationals (Gio Gonzalez) | 6:05 pm
  • Cubs have the day off.

Today’s Action

Brewers (Wily Peralta) @ Blue Jays (J.A. Happ) | 6:07 pm