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What We Learned: Break-even road trip

The Brewers went 3-3 on their six-game trip through St. Louis and Pittsburgh. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Recent Results

Pirates 4, Brewers 0
Pirates 2, Brewers 1
Brewers 6, Pirates 2

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 5 In Review | eddiemathews, BCB

Looking back at week 5 of the regular season.

New York Mets claim Tommy Milone off waivers | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

The Brewers couldn’t get Tommy Milone through waivers after designating him for assignment, as the Mets claimed him on Sunday.

Links from Other Sites

Brewers' Hitters Need Patience on the First Pitch | Tim Muma, Dairyland Express

Though the offense has been strong so far, one area of improvement for them is working on better plate discipline with the first pitch.

Jesús Aguilar has a road trip to remember | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After struggling for the first month of the season, Jesús Aguilar has really come back to life during the Brewers road trip to St. Louis and Pittsburgh.

Oliver Drake already filling important role | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Though the Brewers currently don’t have a left-handed pitcher, Oliver Drake has moved in to fill the role a LHP would normally fill for the team.

Braun's '10 and 5' isn't huge factor | Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ryan Braun will get his full no-trade rights next week, but neither the team nor Ryan Braun are worried about what that will mean to his trade viability.

Ryan Braun could return as early as Tuesday | Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

After getting a clean MRI over the weekend, Ryan Braun still hasn’t returned to game action, but could as early as Tuesday.

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 18-8

  • Friday: Colorado Springs 15, Oklahoma City 3
  • Saturday: Fresno 7, Colorado Springs 19
  • Sunday: Fresno 3, Colorado Springs 7
  • Monday: Fresno @ Colorado Springs | 7:40 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 14-16

  • Friday: Montgomery 5, Biloxi 4
  • Saturday: Montgomery 3, Biloxi 4
  • Sunday: Montgomery 6, Biloxi 4
  • Monday: Biloxi @ Jacksonville | 6:05 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 13-17

  • Friday: Frederick 12, Carolina 9
  • Saturday: Frederick 1, Carolina 0
  • Sunday: Frederick 4, Carolina 5
  • Monday: Off Day

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 12-15

  • Friday: Dayton 7, Wisconsin 0
  • Saturday: Dayton 6, Wisconsin 4
  • Sunday: Dayton 3, Wisconsin 2
  • Monday: Wisconsin @ Fort Wayne | 6:05 pm

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, May 5
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, May 6
Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Roundup: Week 4
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, May 7

News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers sign Michael Choice to minor league deal | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

The Brewers filled the spot opened after Victor Roache was traded by signing outfielder Michael Choice to a minor-league deal and assigning him to Biloxi.

NL Central Updates

This Weekend’s Games

Yankees @ Cubs

  • Friday: Yankees 3, Cubs 2
  • Saturday: Yankees 11, Cubs 6
  • Sunday: Yankees 5, Cubs 4

Giants @ Reds

  • Friday: Giants 3, Reds 13
  • Saturday: Giants 2, Reds 14
  • Sunday: Giants 0, Reds 4

Cardinals @ Braves

  • Friday: Cardinals 10, Braves 0
  • Saturday: Cardinals 5, Braves 3
  • Sunday: Cardinls 6, Braves 4

Today’s Games

  • Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka) @ Reds (Rookie Davis) | 6:10 pm
  • Cardinals (Carlos Martinez) @ Marlins (Adam Conley) | 6:10 pm
  • Cubs (Jake Arrieta) @ Rockies (Antonio Senzatela) | 7:40 pm
  • Pirates (Trevor Williams) @ Dodgers (TBD) | 9:10 pm

Today’s Action

The Brewers have the day off.