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What We Learned: The Feliz era is over

Neftali Feliz is officially done with the Brewers, and the Brewers endured a rain delay to win a second straight game against the Cardinals. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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

Recent Results

Brewers 7, Cardinals 6

Brewers News and Notes

The Neftali Feliz era appears to be over in Milwaukee. With the Brewers needing to make a roster move to reactivate Matt Garza to start on Wednesday, the Brewers finally pulled the plug on the Neftali Feliz experiment. Feliz was officially designated for assignment, ending his time with the Brewers.

It had just become apparent with Feliz that he wasn’t going to get any better. He finished his time with the Brewers with a 6.00 ERA, 7.09 WHIP, 7.0 K/9, 5.0 BB/9, and 8 home runs allowed in 27 innings. In the month of June, he had allowed an 11.25 ERA, .333/.478/.889 battling line, 5 ER, 5 BB, 7 H, 3 HR, and just 4 K. That was covering four innings over five appearances. With minor league reinforcements available, it was time to make the move.

He’s not the only bullpen pitcher that should be on notice right now. Wily Peralta was also mentioned, though he will get more time to prove that he can pitch well in the bullpen. Carlos Torres and Oliver Drake could also be in trouble. David Stearns isn’t opposed to making roster moves for the bullpen if it’s needed and justified. None of them should feel safe right now.

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers activate Matt Garza from DL, designate Neftali Feliz for assignment
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

GM David Stearns: “Time to get a couple new arms” in Brewers’ bullpen, may look at outside additions later in season
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers option Brent Suter to AAA
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Meet the Milwaukee Brewers’ 5th Round Pick Nick Egnatuk
Brad Ford, BCB

Links from Other Sites

Brewers' Draft success is tied to who signs
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Crew's 20th-round pick has a familiar story
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Milwaukee Brewers: In-house solutions to the bullpen woes
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Keon Broxton: Exit Velocity King?
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Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 37-26

  • Wednesday: Colorado Springs 4, Memphis 10
  • Thursday: Colorado Springs @ Memphis | 7:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 34-31

  • Wednesday: Biloxi @ Mobile (Postponed Rain)
  • Thursday: Biloxi @ Mobile | 5:05 pm (DH)

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 34-30

  • Wednesday: Carolina @ Salem (Canceled Rain)
  • Thursday: Potomac @ Carolina | 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 26-37

  • Wednesday: Wisconsin 0, Burlington 4
  • Wednesday: Wisconsin 0, Burlington 4
  • Thursday: Wisconsin @ Burlington | 5:00 pm (DH)

DSL Brewers | 6-4

  • Wednesday: DSL Cubs2 3, DSL Brewers 5
  • Thursday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Rangers2 | 9:30 am

DSL Indians/Brewers | 4-6

  • Wednesday: DSL Indians/Brewers 3, DSL Pirates 6
  • Thursday: DSL Rangers1 @ DSL Indians/Brewers | 9:30 am

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Wednesday, June 14

News and Notes

Forrest Snow and Angel Ventura promoted back to AAA Colorado Springs

NL Central Updates

Wednesday’s Games

  • Reds 2, Padres 4
  • Rockies 5, Pirates 1
  • Cubs 4, Mets 9

Thursday’s Games

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

Today’s Game

Brewers (Zach Davies) @ Cardinals (Jeff Hoffman) | 6:15 pm