Braves 10, Brewers 8
Braves 11, Brewers 3
Brewers 4, Braves 3
Brewers News and Notes
Links from BCB
BCB Mailbag 22: Mostly Eric Thames | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
It’s all anyone wants to talk about: Eric Thames, Eric Thames, Eric Thames. In this week’s mailbag, it’s more Eric Thames. There’s also some stuff about lineups of former Brewers and undoing front office moves. Did I mention that there’s more talk about Eric Thames?
Yup, MLB drug tested Eric Thames again | Jaymes L, BCB
In what has become a recurring theme, Eric Thames received another drug test from MLB over the weekend, making it three in the month of April alone.
Framing the argument for Manny Pina to get more playing time | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
Manny Pina has put together a strong start to the season, and some of that has to do with his pitch framing so far behind the plate.
Freddie Freeman compares Miller Park lighting to ‘little league field’ | Jaymes L, BCB
While he’s not alone in complaining about Miller Park, Freeman joined the club on Sunday, saying that Miller Park was lit worse than a little league field.
Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 4 In Review | eddiemathews, BCB
Looking back at week four of the regular season.
BCB Tracking Poll - Results for Week 4 | aaronetc, BCB FanPost
The results are in from last week’s tracking poll.
Links from Other Sites
Braun exits with sore right arm | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com
Shaw aiming to return to lineup Monday | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com
Back on mound, Guerra striding toward return | Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com
Several injury updates came in across the weekend. Ryan Braun left Sunday’s game with a sore right arm. Travis Shaw left Saturday’s game with a bruised right hand, but is expected to play today. Also, Junior Guerra is pitching bullpen sessions in an effort to return.
Patience pays off for Matt Garza | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It’s been a long return for Matt Garza, but it paid off with a good start in yesterday’s game against the Braves.
Vowing to avoid walks, Jimmy Nelson gets hurt by hits | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jimmy Nelson has been working hard to lower his walk rate on the field. Unfortunately, the result is that he’s becoming more hitable.
Doomed by starting pitching | Nathan Petrashek, Cream City Cables
The starting pitching has been bad for the Brewers, and it’s hurting
What Thames and Fielder Learned in Exile | Travis Sawchik, FanGraphs
What I Would Pay Eric Thames | Dave Cameron, FanGraphs
Eric Thames Without The Reds | Dave Cameron, FanGraphs
We’ve gone long enough without talking about Eric Thames. FanGraphs went a little Eric Thames crazy last week, writing plenty about the slugger.
Testing Disparities | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee
Whether it’s deserved or not, the number of times Eric Thames has been subject to drug testing so far this season is a major black mark for MLB.
Eric Thames’ Korean Cheer Song Comes to Milwaukee | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases
Ready to hear the Eric Thames cheer song? The Brewers are working with his Korean team to get it to Miller Park.
Minor League Update
Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 13-6
- Friday: Colorado Springs 7, Iowa 0
- Saturday: Colorado Springs @ Iowa (PPD)
- Sunday: Colorado Springs @ Iowa (PPD)
- Monday: Colorado Springs @ Iowa | 12:05 pm
Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 11-13
- Friday: Biloxi 1, Pensacola 0
- Saturday: Biloxi 5, Pensacola 3
- Sunday: Biloxi 4, Pensacola 3
- Monday: Biloxi @ Pensacola | 6:35 pm
Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 10-13
- Friday: Carolina 9, Frederick 11
- Saturday: Carolina 3, Frederick 4
- Saturday: Carolina 3, Frederick 7
- Sunday: Carolina 10, Frederick 8
- Monday: Buies Creek @ Carolina
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 10-11
- Friday: Wisconsin @ Burlington (PPD)
- Saturday: Wisconsin @ Burlington (Cancelled)
- Sunday: Wisconsin @ Burlington (PPD)
- Monday: Off Day
Check out our prospect reports for more information on minor league performances.
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, April 28
Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Roundup: Week 3
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, April 29
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, April 30
News and Notes
Shuckers’ Wilkerson steps away from baseball with baby on the way | Patrick Magee, SunHerald.com
Aaron Wilkerson was placed on the temporary inactive list recently as he and his wife prepared for the birth of their first child.
What changed for Gatewood? | Lane Grindle, Minor Details
After struggling in his first years in the minors, Jake Gatewood is showing improvement at this plate this season.
Outfielders to spare… | Lane Grindle, Minor Details
With the addition of Kirk Nieuwenhuis to the Sky Sox roster, the team now has five outfielders to find playing time for.
NL Central Updates
This Weekend’s Games
Pirates @ Marlins
- Friday: Pirates 4, Marlins 0
- Saturday: Pirates 12, Marlins 2
- Sunday: Pirates 3, Marlins 10
Reds @ Cardinals
- Friday: Reds @ Cardinals (PPD)
- Saturday: Reds 5, Cardinals 7
- Sunday: Reds 5. Cardinals 4
Cubs @ Red Sox
- Friday: Cubs 7, Red Sox 4
- Saturday: Cubs 4, Red Sox 5
- Sunday: Cubs 2, Red Sox 6
- Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Reds (Amir Garrett) | 6:10 pm
- Phillies (Vince Velasquez) @ Cubs (Brett Anderson) | 7:05 pm
Brewers (Zach Davies) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) | 7:15 pm