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What We Learned: Holding a winning record for now

The Brewers took 3 of 4 from the Reds and hold a winning record for the first time in 2 1⁄2 years. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Brewers 10, Reds 4
Reds 7, Brewers 5
Brewers 4, Reds 2


Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers activate Andrew Susac from disabled list, option him to AAA | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Andrew Susac finished his rehab this weekend and was activated from the 10-day DL, then sent immediately to Colorado Springs. This was not unexpected as Susac needs more time to get MLB ready this season, and the two current catchers are playing well.

BCB Mailbag 21: Trading Ryan Braun for Caillou | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Topics this week include the continued Ryan Braun trade rumors, concerns on Orlando Arcia and Travis Shaw, more Star Wars talk, and living with one perpetual annoying meme.

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers week 2 in review | eddiemathews, BCB

A look back at a successful second week of the regular season.

BCB Tracking Poll - Results for Week 2 | aaronetc, BCB FanPosts

The results for week two of the tracking poll are now up for viewing.

prospects with first 10 days good, good | danhoff, BCB FanPosts

After ten days of the minor league season, there’s been some good performances to be encouraged about.


Links from Other Sites

Drake eager to bolster Brewers' bullpen | Andy Call, Brewers.com

Oliver Drake reported to the Brewers on Friday, ready to get a fresh start with a new organization.

Pina swinging hot bat, excelling behind plate | Andy Call, Brewers.com

The Brewers haven’t lost a Manny Pina start so far, as he has matched a hot bat with some good games called behind the plate.

Guerra progresses to walking on treadmill | Andy Call, Brewers.com

Junior Guerra continues to rehab from his strained right calf, and he’s now walking on a treadmill as he takes a step forward in the process.

Thames, Garrett recall Robinson's influence | Alyson Footer, Brewers.com

Saturday was Jackie Robinson Day, which gave a few players a chance to reflect on Robinson’s career and his impact on the game.

Brewers did a lot of things right against the Reds | Tom Haudricourt, Milwuakee Journal Sentinel

While taking three of four from the Reds over the weekend, the Brewers team put together some of their best performances of the young season.

Notes: Eric Thames' power translates to the big leagues | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After five home runs in the weekend series against the Reds, it’s becoming clear that Eric Thames’ power can transfer back to MLB.

Baby steps better than none for starter Zach Davies | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Though it still wasn’t a great start for Zach Davies, Saturday’s start was a small step back on track for him.

Brewers' rebuild building steam as they head to Wrigley Field | Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune

The Brewers are heading to Wrigley Field for their second series of the season against the Cubs, and they are showing marks of improvement in the rebuild as this series begins.

Gene's Top 6: Milwaukee Brewers Hats | Gene Mueller, WTMJ

In a look back through the history of Brewers hats, here are some of the top picks from all of the hats they they have produced.

5-County Ticket Promotion Returns With a Twist | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The 5-County ticket promotion is back this year, but instead of a period of 5 straight days, this year’s promotion will provide reduced ticket prices to five select Friday games.


Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 7-3

  • Friday: Colorado Springs 3, Memphis 1
  • Saturday: Colorado Springs 6, Nashville 1
  • Sunday: Colorado Springs 5, Nashville 1
  • Monday: Colorado Springs @ Nashville | 6:35 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 4-6

  • Friday: Pensacola 2, Biloxi 6
  • Saturday: Pensacola 2, Biloxi 1
  • Sunday: Pensacola 2, Biloxi 0
  • Monday: Biloxi @ Chattanooga | 6:15 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 6-4

  • Friday: Frederick 3, Carolina 6
  • Saturday: Frederick 5, Carolina 1
  • Sunday: Frederick 3, Carolina 9
  • Monday: Lynchburg @ Carolina | 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 4-6

  • Friday: Wisconsin 3, Cedar Rapids 2
  • Saturday: Wisconsin 6, Cedar Rapids 0
  • Sunday: Off Day
  • Monday: Wisconsin @ Clinton | 6:30 pm

Check out our prospect reports from the weekend for more information on minor league performances.

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, April 14
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, April 15
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, April 16
Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Roundup: Week 1


News and Notes

Corey Ray Joins High-A Carolina | Miller Park Prospects

With Corey Ray ready to return to action, he has been assigned to Class-A Carolina to begin his season.

Biloxi Shuckers' Johnny Davis robs Blue Wahoos of a home run | BiloxiShuckers.com

In a highlight that made ESPN’s top players, Johnny Davis robbed a home run in a game over the weekend.


NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Pirates @ Cubs

  • Friday: Pirates 4, Cubs 2
  • Saturday: Pirates 8, Cubs 7
  • Sunday: Pirates 6, Cubs 1

Cardinals @ Yankees

  • Friday: Cardinals 3, Yankees 4
  • Saturday: Cardinals 2, Yankees 3
  • Sunday: Cardinals 3, Yankees 9

Today’s Games

  • Pirates (Ivan Nova) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) | 6:05 pm
  • Reds have the day off.

Today’s Action

Brewers (Chase Anderson) @ Cubs (John Lackey) | 7:05 pm