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What We Learned: Coming up just short against the Cardinals

The Brewers couldn’t get a win in against the Cardinals last night. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Cardinals 2, Brewers 1

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Time to Vote for Your Milwaukee Brewers All-Stars | -JP-, BCB

The All-Star vote is now open, and the Brewers have several qualified candidates that could get into the game.

Demoting Davies and Franklin | Baseball Punditz, BCB FanPost

Is it in the Brewers best interests to designate Nick Franklin and send Zach Davies down to delay his free agency?

Links from Other Sites

Thames' cheer song coming to Miller Park | Adam McCalvy,

After receiving the ok from Eric Thames’ former Korean team, the Brewers will start using Thames’ cheer song in games at Miller Park.

Barnes keeps head up after frustrating outcome | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It was another frustrating night for Jacob Barnes, after he was given another critical appearance and didn’t capitalize on it.

Notes: Villar and Arcia forming slick double play combo | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Getting some work in this season, Jonathan Villar and Orlando Arcia are putting together a nice combination in the middle infield.

Brewers' Nelson Must Abandon This Pitch | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

Could the path to improvement for Jimmy Nelson involve abandoning his most often used pitch? There’s an argument that he’s been throwing it much too often.

We Are Average: The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/24-4/30 | Enrique Bakemeyer, The Brewers Bar

The Brewers are hovering around .500 as the Brewers finished up their homestand last week.

Brewers Community Foundation Week Begins May 9 | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

The next homestand will feature the yearly Brewers Community Foundation Week, with several activities, sales, and other events planned.

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 14-7

  • Tuesday: Colorado Springs 8, Oklahoma City 6
  • Wednesday: Colorado Springs @ Oklahoma City | 7:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 11-14

  • Tuesday: Off Day
  • Wednesday: Montgomery @ Biloxi | 6:35 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 10-15

  • Tuesday: Buies Creek 4, Carolina 3
  • Wednesday: Buies Creek @ Carolina | 10:00 am

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 11-11

  • Tuesday: Bowling Green 2, Wisconsin 5
  • Wednesday: Bowling Green @ Wisconsin | 6:35 pm

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

News and Notes

Gatewood named Brewers Minor League Player of the Month |

The Brewers have named their player of the month, and Jake Gatewood of the Mudcats took the honors for April.

Brewers prospect Jorge Lopez back in stellar 2015 form | Patrick Magee, Sun Herald

In his stint in Double-A to begin 2017, Jorge Lopez is thriving in Biloxi again.

NL Central Updates

Yesterday’s Games

  • Pirates 12, Reds 3
  • Phillies 3, Cubs 8

Today’s Games

  • Pirates (Jameson Taillon) @ Reds (Rookie Davis) | 6:10 pm
  • Phillies (Aaron Eickhoff) @ Cubs (Jake Arrieta) | 7:05 pm

Today’s Action

Brewers (Chase Anderson) @ Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) | 7:15 pm