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What We Learned: Phillips debuts with a bang

Brett Phillips debuted on Monday and made an instant impression in his first game. We look back at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Recent Results

Giants 7, Brewers 2
Brewers 5, Giants 2

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

The Milwaukee Brewers shouldn’t have to worry about the Super Two cutoff anymore | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
Brewers place Travis Shaw on paternity list, call up OF Brett Phillips | Jaymes L, BCB
Quick scouting report on Milwaukee Brewers call-up Brett Phillips | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB
Brett Phillips makes his Major League Debut in CF, batting eighth | -JP-, BCB FanShot
Brett Phillips shows off cannon arm in big league debut | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

The first big prospect to get called up this season is Brett Phillips, as he was called up following Travis Shaw’s placement on the paternity list. He was put right into a game on Monday night, and his highlight of the night was an excellent throw from center field to prevent Denard Span from stretching a single into a double.

Matt Garza won’t make his next start for the Milwaukee Brewers; Thursday’s starter TBD | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Matt Garza is officially going to miss one start after getting hurt in Saturday’s game in a collision with Jesus Aguilar, though it isn’t expected to be longer than that.

Old Friend Scooter Gennett hit four home runs in one game | Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

In last night’s game for the Reds, former Brewer Scooter Gennett went 5-for-5 with four home runs in the game.

BCB Tracking Poll - Week 10 | aaronetc, BCB FanPost

There’s still time to vote in week 10 of the tracking poll in the FanPosts.

Links from Other Sites

Surplus: Scalp or Spread | Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

The Brewers success this season has partially come from the extra value that they have received from certain players, but there’s still more value that can be obtained from the surplus of players they currently have on the team.

The Rise, Fall, and Return of Matt Ramsey | Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

Though fans may be upset at losing Miguel Diaz in the Rule 5 Draft last offseason, there’s reasons to be optimistic that Matt Ramsey could return some good value for the Brewers.

How the Brewers Can Have Their Cake and Eat it Too | Kyle Lobner, Shepherd Express

As the Brewers continue to compete this season, there are ways for the team to continue to build while the current players develop.

Remembering the Worst Pitching Performance in Brewers History: Billy Travers’ Historic 1977 Dud | Matthew J. Prigge, Shepherd Express

One of the worst pitching performances in Brewers history belongs to Billy Travers’, who had an absolutely dismal performance in 1977.

Projecting Brett Phillips | Justin Schultz, The First Out at Third

What could be expected to see from Brett Phillips as he makes his debut in the major leagues?

Hot Dog! It’s Time for Bark at the Park | Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

It was Bark at the Park night last night at Miller Park, and Caitlin Moyer has pictures of some of the Brewers players with their dogs.

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 33-22

  • Monday: Round Rock @10, Colorado Springs 7
  • Tuesday: Round Rock 8, Colorado Springs 12
  • Wednesday: Round Rock @ Colorado Springs | 7:40 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 31-27

  • Monday: Biloxi 2, Mississippi 4
  • Tuesday: Biloxi 7, Mississippi 1
  • Wednesday: Biloxi @ Mississippi | 7:00 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 32-26

  • Tuesday: Winston-Salem 3, Carolina 6
  • Tuesday: Winston-Salem 3, Carolina 4
  • Wednesday: Off Day

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 24-31

  • Monday: Off Day
  • Tuesday: Quad Cities 6, Wisconsin 5
  • Wednesday: Quad Cities @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm

DSL Brewers | 1-2

  • Monday: DSL Brewers 4, DSL Mets2 6
  • Tuesday: DSL Brewers 2, DSL D-backs2 8
  • Wednesday: DSL D-backs2 @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am

DSL Indians/Brewers | 1-2

  • Monday: DSL Astros Orange 1, DSL Indians/Brewers 11
  • Tuesday: DSL Dodgers2 19, DSL Indians/Brewers 7
  • Wednesday: DSL Indians/Brewers @ DSL Dodgers2 | 9:30 am

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Monday, June 5
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Tuesday, June 6

News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers acquire Yeison Coca as PTBNL in Tyler Thornburg trade | Jaymes L, BCB

The Tyler Thornburg officially completed on Monday, as the Brewers added Yeison Coca as the PTBNL in the trade.

Milwaukee Brewers 2017 MLB Draft Preview: High School Hitters | Brad Ford, BCB

The MLB Draft is less than a week away, with the Brewers getting closer to locking in their draft strategy. Here are some of the young hitters that the Brewers could end up skipping.

Mudcat Country… | Lane Grindle, Minor Details

Lane Grindle had the opportunity to visit the Mudcats stadium recently, as well as take in a double-header occuring that day.

Brewers Prospect Corbin Burnes Is Missing Barrels | David Laurita, FanGraphs

Corbin Burnes moved up from Carolina to Biloxi recently, as his hot season has benefited from his philosophy to miss the bat as much as possible.

NL Central Updates

Monday’s Games

  • Cardinals 2, Reds 4
  • Marlins 1, Cubs 3
  • Pirates had the day off.

Tuesday’s Games

  • Pirates 5, Orioles 6
  • Cardinals 1, Reds 13
  • Marlins 2, Cubs 10

Wednesday’s Games

  • Pirates (Chad Kuhl) @ Orioles (Wade Miley) | 6:05 pm
  • Cardinals (Lance Lynn) @ Reds (Bronson Arroyo) | 6:10 pm
  • Marlins (Jose Urena) @ Cubs (John Lackey) | 7:05 pm

Today’s Game

Giants (Ty Blach) @ Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) | 7:10 pm