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What We Learned: We’re living in Eric Thames’ world

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Eric Thames has captured everyone’s attention with the hot streak he is on right now. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

Yesterday’s Results

Brewers 6, Cubs 3

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs | Jaymes L, BCB

The first road trip of the season comes to a close with three games in Chicago.

BCB Tracking Poll - Week 3 | aaronetc, BCB FanPost

The tracking poll for the third week of the season is now up in the FanPosts.

Links from Other Sites

Braun marvels at Thames' red-hot start | Adam McCalvy,

The hot streak from Eric Thames has Ryan Braun amazed as well, enjoying the ride as the two are putting up big numbers.

Eric Thames trying to ride the wave | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It’s been a crazy week for Eric Thames, as he has hit home runs in five consecutive games and seven home runs in the season so far.

Playing time becoming sporadic for Jesús Aguilar | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

While Eric Thames is enjoying his tear on this road trip, Jesus Aguilar has been relegated to the bench, to wait for his next chance to play.

Eric Thames Is Still Mashing | Nicolas Stellini, FanGraphs

While it’s too early to draw any conclusions from two weeks of games, Eric Thames is capturing baseball’s attention with his hot start to the season.

Brewers first baseman Eric Thames will not stop hitting home runs | Chris Cwik, Big League Stew

Eric Thames has more home runs than the Red Sox and as many as the Blue Jays. While he won’t stay ahead of those teams, the results are carrying over to MLB so far. Now, it’s time to see if Thames will show some consistency.

Quick Hits: Yankees, Braun, Bellinger, White Sox, Kang | Charlie Wilmoth, MLB Trade Rumors

A recent report said that the Brewers and Dodgers have kept in touch about a potential trade of Ryan Braun. However, the LA Times notes that there are no talks currently ongoing between the two sides.

Brewers Week in Review: Taking the Road by Storm | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

Looking back at some of the highlights and struggles from week two of the season, where the Brewers took five of six games.

Bring on the Last Place Cardinals: The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/10-4/16 | Enrique Bakemeyer

It’s rare to be able to say “Last Place Cardinals” this late in the season, but it’s time to savor it as the Cardinals are on deck to come to Miller Park this week.

Garza on track to rejoin Brewers this week | Adam McCalvy,

Many of you are dreading this moment, but it is coming soon. After a second rehab start last night, Matt Garza is on track to rejoin the rotation this week.

Tax Day Triple Play Flash Sale Today Only | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

As many people rush to file their taxes before the deadline tonight, the Brewers are carrying on a yearly tax day promotion, offering $4.18 tickets for the Reds series next week. (Also, there’s a Woot-Off going on right now.)

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 7-3

  • Monday: Colorado Springs @ Nashville (PPD Rain)
  • Tuesday: Memphis @ Colorado Springs | 7:40 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 5-6

  • Monday: Biloxi 5, Chattanooga 0
  • Tuesday: Biloxi @ Chattanooga | 6:15 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 6-4

  • Monday: Lynchburg @ Carolina (PPD Rain)
  • Tuesday: Lynchburg @ Carolina | 4:00 pm (DH)

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 5-6

  • Monday: Wisconsin 4, Clinton 5
  • Tuesday: Wisconsin @ Clinton | 12:00 pm

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, April 17

News and Notes

A lot of nuggets... | Lane Grindle, Minor Details

Looking through the first week and a half of the minor-league season, there’s plenty of prospects putting up some good numbers.

Shuckers opening homestand sees 21% increase in attendance over 2016 |

After one homestand, attendance has been up for the Shuckers, with 14,806 fans at their opening series for the season.

2013 Top 10 Lists 1: Value and Risk | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

In rebuilding a team, there’s a value vs. risk assessment that has to be made, as even the top prospects don’t always end up as successful as you would hope.

NL Central Updates

Today’s Games

Today’s Games

  • Orioles (Kevin Gausman) @ Reds (Bronson Arroyo) | 6:10 pm
  • Pirates (Chad Kuhl) @ Cardinals (Mike Leake) | 7:15 pm

Today’s Action

Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ Cubs (Brett Anderson) | 7:05 pm