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What We Learned: Swept into Philadelphia

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The losing streak reached five games as the Brewers were swept by the Pirates. Philadelphia is up next again, and we look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Pirates 3, Brewers 2
Pirates 4, Brewers 2


Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers reportedly among those with interest in Mets’ reliever Addison Reed
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers are interested in Justin Verlander, per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers among many teams interested in Tigers closer Justin Wilson
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers may be able to get Sonny Gray without giving up Lewis Brinson, per report
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers Under-the-Radar Trade Targets
TimMuma, BCB

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ Philadelphia Phillies
Jaymes L, BCB

BCB Tracking Poll - Results for Week 16
aaronetc, BCB FanPost


Links from Other Sites

Davies delivers in one of best starts in 2017
Jonathan Toye, Brewers.com

Crew confident amid skid as rivals gain steam
Jonathan Toye, Brewers.com

Roller-coaster season continues for the Brewers' Keon Broxton
Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Get to Know: Q&A with Brewers utility man Hernán Pérez
Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Travis Shaw, Breakout Hitter and Contrarian
Travis Sawchik, FanGraphs

Ace and Kinesiologist, Jimmy Nelson
Travis Sawchik, FanGraphs

Settlers of the NL Central
Paul Noonan, BP Milwaukee

World Series Winners
Nathan DeSutter, BP Milwaukee


Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 59-36

  • Wednesday: Colorado Springs 8, Omaha 4
  • Thursday: Colorado Springs 4, Omaha 6
  • Friday: Reno @ Colorado Springs | 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: Reno @ Colorado Springs | 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: Reno @ Colorado Springs | 2:00 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 47-49

  • Wednesday: Biloxi 2, Mississippi 3
  • Thursday: Biloxi 4, Mississippi 5
  • Friday: Biloxi @ Mississippi | 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: Biloxi @ Mississippi | 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: Biloxi @ Mississippi | 5:00 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 48-47

  • Wednesday: Off Day
  • Thursday: Buies Creek 8, Carolina 3
  • Friday: Buies Creek @ Carolina | 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: Carolina @ Buies Creek | 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: Carolina @ Buies Creek | 1:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 37-58

  • Wednesday: South Bend 4, Wisconsin 3
  • Thursday: South Bend 6, Wisconsin 1
  • Friday: South Bend @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm
  • Saturday: West Michigan @ Wisconsin | 6:35 pm
  • Sunday: West Michigan @ Wisconsin | 1:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 16-23

  • Wednesday: DSL Brewers 2, DSL Rangers2 5
  • Thursday: DSL Rangers2 4, DSL Brewers 3
  • Friday: DSL Tigers @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am
  • Saturday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Tigers | 9:30 am
  • Sunday: Off Day

DSL Indians/Brewers (R) | 15-22

  • Wednesday: DSL Rangers1 5, DSL Indians/Brewers 3
  • Thursday: DSL Indians/Brewers 10, DSL Rangers1 7
  • Friday: DSL Indians/Brewers @ DSL Indians | 9:30 am
  • Saturday: DSL Indians @ DSL Indians/Brewers | 9:30 am
  • Sunday: Off Day

Helena Brewers (R) | 14-16

  • Wednesday: Off Day
  • Thursday: Idaho Falls 4, Helena 7
  • Friday: Idaho Falls @ Helena | 8:05 pm
  • Saturday: Idaho Falls @ Helena | 8:05 pm
  • Sunday: Idaho Falls @ Helena | 2:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 15-6

  • Wednesday: AZL Padres 0, AZL Brewers 7
  • Thursday: AZL Cubs 2, AZL Brewers 3
  • Friday: AZL Brewers @ AZL Giants | 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: AZL Brewers @ AZL Mariners | 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: Off Day

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Wednesday, July 19
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Thursday, July 20


Minor League News and Notes

Baseball America re-ranks the Milwaukee Brewers’ top 10 prospects
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Brewers top pick Hiura living up to hype
William Boor, MLB.com


NL Central Update

Wedesday’s Games

  • Cubs 8, Braves 2
  • Diamondbacks 3, Reds 4
  • Cardinals 3, Mets 7

Thursday’s Games

  • Cardinals 2, Mets 3
  • Diamondbacks 12, Reds 2
  • Cubs had the day off.

This Weekend’s Games

Cardinals @ Cubs

  • Friday: Carlos Martinez vs. Jake Arrieta | 1:20 pm
  • Saturday: Adam Wainwright vs. Jon Lester | 3:05 pm
  • Sunday: Michael Wacha vs. Jose Quintana | 7:05 pm

Marlins @ Reds

  • Friday: Jose Urena vs. Homer Bailey | 6:10 pm
  • Saturday: Chris O’Grady vs. TBD | 6:10 pm
  • Sunday: Tom Koehler vs. Sal Romano | 12:10 pm

Pirates @ Rockies

  • Friday: Trevor Williams vs. Jeff Hoffman | 7:40 pm
  • Saturday: Chad Kuhl vs. German Marquez | 7:10 pm (MLB.TV Free Game)
  • Sunday: Ivan Nova vs. Kyle Freeland | 2:10 pm

This Weekend’s Games

Brewers @ Phillies

  • Friday: Matt Garza vs. Aaron Nola | 6:05 pm
  • Saturday: Brent Suter vs. Jeremy Hellickson | 6:05 pm
  • Sunday: Junior Guerra vs. Aaron Eickhoff | 12:35 pm