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What We Learned: No Braun, No Shaw, No Thames, No Problem

Despite not having several regulars in the lineup, the Brewers offense hasn’t skilled a beat. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Recent Results

Padres 6, Brewers 5
Brewers 6, Padres 2

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Jhan Mariñez designated for assignment, Brent Suter recalled for Milwaukee Brewers | -JP-, BCB

Prior to the start of the Padres series, the Brewers elected to designated Jhan Marinez for assignment, and recall reliever Brent Suter.

Broxton, Perez sparking Milwaukee Brewers offense in Ryan Braun’s absence | Jaymes L, BCB

Despite the injuries to Ryan Braun and Travis Shaw, and the rest for Eric Thames, the Brewers offense has continued to storm ahead at full speed.

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ San Diego Padres | Jaymes L, BCB

A preview of the Padres series as the Brewers come to San Diego for four.

Junior Guerra discusses first rehab start | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

Junior Guerra made his first rehab start for Biloxi on Monday, and discussed how he was feeling following the start.

BCB Tracking Poll - Week 7 | aaronetc, BCB FanPost

There’s still time to vote in the tracking poll over in the FanPosts.

This is fun | Baseball Punditz, BCB FanPost

Sunday’s come from behind victory helped emphasize how fun the current Brewers team has been to watch.

Links from Other Sites

Counsell managing Thames' workload | Adam McCalvy,

Eric Thames has been out of the starting lineup for two straight days, as Craig Counsell has started working on managing his workload.

Crew getting contributions up and down roster | Adam McCalvy,

At the quarter point of the season, the Brewers have received contributions from several unexpected places, allowing them to have a winning record.

Toddler daughter of Brewers player Eric Sogard cries her eyes out after loss to Padres | Scott Stump, TODAY

Eric Sogard’s wife and daughter have been at each of the first two games against the Padres, and faced some disappointment after the Padres came back on Monday night.

Aging Braun: An Expansion | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Even though Braun’s decline is expected over the next several seasons, he can still put together enough value to justify his salary and place on the roster.

Domingo Santana Has Evolved Into a Big-League Hitter | Colin Anderle, BP Milwaukee

Domingo Santana has continued to grow in his time with the Brewers, and is developing more and more into an outfielder that could stick in the majors for a while.

A Japanese Legend in Brewers Blue: The Almost-Historic Spring of Yutaka Enatsu | Matthew J. Pridge, Shepherd Express

Back in 1985, Yutaka Enatsu was in spring camp with the Brewers, trying to extend his career by making the Brewers roster.

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 22-12

  • Monday: Colorado Springs 5, El Paso 10
  • Tuesday: Colorado Springs 15, El Paso 11
  • Wednesday: Colorado Springs @ El Paso | 12:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 20-19

  • Monday: Mississippi 10, Biloxi 4
  • Tuesday: Mississippi 3, Biloxi 6
  • Wednesday: Mississippi @ Biloxi | 6:35 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 19-19

  • Monday: Down East 5, Carolina 0
  • Tuesday: Down East 2, Carolina 11
  • Wednesday: Down East @ Carolina | 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 17-18

  • Monday: Clinton 10, Wisconsin 3
  • Tuesday: Clinton 15, Wisconsin 3
  • Wednesday: Clinton @ Wisconsin | 6:35 pm

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, May 15
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Tuesday, May 16

News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers 2017 MLB Draft Preview: College Pitchers | Brad Ford, BCB

Looking ahead to some of the pitchers that will be available in this year’s MLB Draft, coming up next month.

Brewers Minor League Affiliates Give Hope for the Future | Kyle Lobner, Shepherd Express

All of the minor-league affiliates are around or above .500, and the talent on those teams brings a lot of hope for the future of the Brewers.

Angel Ventura promoted to AAA Colorado Springs, Wendell Rijo to Biloxi |

The Brewers switched a couple of pitchers around in the minors, sending Angel Ventura to Colorado Springs and Wendell Rijo to Biloxi.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday’s Games

  • Nationals 8, Pirates 4
  • Reds 5, Cubs 9
  • Red Sox 6, Cardinals 3

Today’s Games

  • Nationals (Jacob Turner) @ Pirates (Gerrit Cole) | 6:05 pm
  • Reds (Scott Feldman) @ Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) | 7:05 pm
  • Red Sox (Rick Porcello) @ Cardinals (Michael Wacha) | 7:05 pm

Today’s Action

Brewers (Matt Garza) @ Padres (Jhoulys Chacin) | 9:10 pm