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What We Learned: Eric Thames does it again

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The Eric Thames show continued on Monday with another two home runs. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Brewers 11, Reds 7


Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers sign Chris Nunn to minor league deal | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

It’s been a long path for pitcher Chris Nunn, who has gone from being drafted by the Padres to out of baseball, through a nearly devastating injury, and then back into baseball with the Brewers.

Series Preview: Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers | Jaymes L, BCB

The Reds are in town for the first time this season, and the Brewers are happy to see them.

BCB Tracking Poll - Week 4 | aaronetc, BCB FanPost

We’re three weeks into the season now. In your opinion, how have the Brewers been doing so far this season?

In case John Lackey is looking for something good to read... | Jack Stern, BCB FanShot

The drug testing in Korea is just as intensive as in MLB, so Eric Thames has passed many drug tests over the past three years.

"If a talking penguin came into the clubhouse..." | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

Tim Dillard is back to making videos in the minors, and this one asks what a talking penguin would say to you.


Links from Other Sites

Crew cuts: Thames rips 2 HRs! April record? | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Eric Thames continued his hot streak in last night’s game, hitting two more home runs. With five games to go in April, Thames could break the record for home runs hit in the month of April.

Counsell, Crew consider having pitcher hit 8th | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

The current status of the Brewers batting order has them considering an order that has the pitcher bat eighth.

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

Oliver Drake is the newest member of the Brewers bullpen. Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel took the opportunity to get to know more about him.

Notes: Offense has scored early but not late | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In the first games to start the season, the Brewers offense is putting up plenty of runs early, but are struggling to score late.

On Sore Losers and Steroid Panics | Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

After Eric Thames hit a home run off him, John Lackey and Chris Bosio implied in interviews that Eric Thames was taking steroids. It’s a low blow, as players generally can’t recover their reputation once those implications are made.

Below Average Again (Naturally): The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/17-4/23 | Enrique Bakemeyer, The Brewers Bar

It was a losing week for the Brewers as they fell back below .500 with losing series against the Cubs and Cardinals.


Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 12-5

  • Monday: Nashville 3, Colorado Springs 8
  • Tuesday: Nashville @ Colorado Springs | 7:40 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 7-11

  • Monday: Jackson 11, Biloxi 0
  • Tuesday: Jackson @ Biloxi | 6:35 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 8-8

  • Monday: Off Day
  • Tuesday: Down East @ Carolina | 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 9-9

  • Monday: Kane County 5, Wisconsin 1
  • Tuesday: Kane County @ Wisconsin | 6:35 pm

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, April 24


News and Notes

All-Brewers outfield headlines Prospect Team of the Week | Mike Rosenbaum, MLB.com

The Brewers prospects have been tearing up the minor leagues, as they took all three outfield positions in the MLB Pipeline prospect team of the week.

Josh Uhen added from extended spring training, Aaron Wilkerson placed on temporary inactive list | BiloxiShuckers.com

Prior to yesterday’s game, the Shuckers added Josh Uhen to their roster and placed Aaron Wilkerson on the temporary inactive list to clear the roster spot for him.


NL Central Updates

Yesterday’s Games

Today’s Games

  • Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Pirates (Gerrit Cole) | 6:05 pm
  • Blue Jays (Marco Estrada) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) | 7:15 pm

Today’s Action

Brewers (Zach Davies) vs. Reds (Scott Feldman) | 6:40 pm