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What We Learned: Brewers sweep up the Mets for the Mothers

It was a weekend sweep capped off by a crazy Mother’s Day rally. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Brewers 7, Mets 4
Brewers 11, Mets 4
Brewers 11, Mets 9

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Ryan Braun heading to the DL; Milwaukee Brewers callup TBD
Milwaukee Brewers select contract of Eric Sogard to fill roster spot

Prior to the Mets series on Friday, the Brewers officially placed Ryan Braun on the 10-day DL and recalled infielder Eric Sogard to fill the spot.

Milwaukee Brewers to give Neftali Feliz “a break” from closing games | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Neftali Feliz will not be pitching in save situations for a while, as the Brewers are opting to put him in lower leverage situations until he gets back on track.

BCB Mailbag 23: A farm team in Zootopia | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

This week’s mailbag covers topics such as struggling players, movie selection, minor league affiliates, and more.

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 6 In Review | eddiemathews, BCB

Looking back at the sixth week of the minor league season.

Links from Other Sites

Shaw exits game with finger injury | Adam McCalvy,

Travis Shaw did leave yesterday’s game with a finger injury. X-rays were negative, and he is currently day-to-day with the injury.

When given second chance to decide the game, Manny Piña came through in memorable fashion | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After failing to deliver in the seventh inning, Pina took advantage of his second chance and created a new moment in Brewers lore.

Mom crucial to Pina's early development | Adam McCalvy,

Manny Pina’s mom was an important part of his development as a baseball player, and still is important as she follows everything that Pina does.

Sogard bringing 'nerd power' to Miller Park | Adam McCalvy,

Eric Sogard made an immediate impression as a Brewer, hitting a two-run home run in Friday’s game to help the Brewers start the Mets series out with a win.

Brewers opt for caution with red-hot Knebel | Adam McCalvy,

Corey Knebel was off limits on Friday and Saturday as the Brewers opted for caution with him after he threw 41 pitches on Thursday.

Wily Peralta picking a bad time to be struggling in starting rotation | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With Junior Guerra beginning a rehab assignment today, decision time is coming for the Brewers rotation, and Wily Peralta is struggling at the wrong time.

Pérez worked to be a valuable multi-position player for the Brewers | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Through plenty of practice, Hernan Perez has become one of the most valuable utility players in the majors.

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 21-11

  • Friday: Sacramento 1, Colorado Springs 4
  • Saturday: Sacramento 11, Colorado Springs 2
  • Sunday: Sacramento 4, Colorado Springs 2
  • Monday: Colorado Springs @ El Paso | 7:35 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 19-18

  • Friday: Biloxi 4, Jacksonville 3
  • Saturday: Mississippi 6, Biloxi 4
  • Sunday: Mississippi 6, Biloxi 5
  • Monday: Mississippi @ Biloxi | 6:35 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 18-18

  • Friday: Winston-Salem 5, Carolina 8
  • Saturday: Winston-Salem 3, Carolina 4
  • Sunday: Winston-Salem 10, Carolina 11
  • Monday: Down East @ Carolina | 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 17-16

  • Friday: Wisconsin 7, Lake County 5
  • Saturday: Wisconsin 5, Lake County 4
  • Sunday: Off Day
  • Monday: Clinton @ Wisconsin | 6:35 pm

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, May 12
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, May 13
Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Roundup: Week 5
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, May 14

News and Notes

Mets' Granderson keeping tabs on Crew's Ray | Carson Mason,

Curtis Granderson of the Mets has been a mentor to Brewers prospect Corey Ray, keeping up with him as he recovered from knee surgery and started his minor league season.

Minor League Context: Bats
Minor League Context: Arms
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

A look at some of the more intriguing prospect performances from the last few weeks of the minor league season.

Farewell from MPP | Miller Park Prospects

One of the top Brewers sites for Brewers prospect news is closing down, as Miller Park Prospects said their farewells on Friday.

NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Cubs @ Cardinals

  • Friday: Cubs 3, Cardinals 2
  • Saturday: Cubs 3, Cardinals 5
  • Sunday: Cubs 0, Cardinals 5

Pirates @ Diamondbacks

  • Friday: Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 11
  • Saturday: Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 3
  • Sunday: Pirates 6, Diamondbacks 4

Reds @ Giants

  • Friday: Reds 2, Giants 3
  • Saturday: Reds 1, Giants 3
  • Sunday: Reds 3, Giants 8

Today’s Games

  • Cardinals, Cubs, Pirates, and Reds all have the day off.

Today’s Action

Brewers (Chase Anderson) @ Padres (Luis Perdomo) | 9:10 pm