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What We Learned: Brewers lose weekend series, trade deadline today

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The Brewers are just a short time from the trade deadline, following just taking 1 of 3 from the Cubs. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Brewers 2, Cubs 1
Cubs 2, Brewers 1
Cubs 4, Brewers 2


Brewers News and Notes

The critical series against the Cubs is done, and unfortunately, the Brewers only came out of the weekend with one win. It was a competitive series overall, but the Brewers offense just couldn’t manage enough offense to win more than one game. They fell behind another game in the standings, though are still well within striking distance.

Meanwhile, the Brewers are getting more serious with the handling of their roster. In the span of two days, the Opening Day starters from the last two years (Wily Peralta and Junior Guerra) were taken off the roster. Peralta was designated for assignment and is currently in DFA limbo. Junior Guerra had an option available, so he went straight down to Colorado Springs. Meanwhile, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Wei-Chung Wang were both added to the roster over the weekend. Wang is getting his first chance back in the majors, and we will see how much of a chance he gets.

There’s only a few hours left until the trade deadline. Let’s wait and see how these hours play out.


Links from BCB

Report: Wei-Chung Wang to join Milwaukee Brewers bullpen tomorrow
Milwaukee Brewers option Opening Day starter Junior Guerra, select contract of Wei-Chung Wang
-JP-, BCB

End of the line: Wily Peralta designated for assignment, Kirk Nieuwenhuis returns
-JP-, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers send Michael Blazek to AAA, recall Paolo Espino
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

Milwaukee Brewers aren’t willing to deal Lewis Brinson for Sonny Gray, per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers reportedly among teams interested in Dan Straily
Jaymes L, BCB

Jeremy Hellickson scratched from Phillies start, Brewers rumored as trade possibility
Jaymes L, BCB

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 17 In Review
eddiemathews, BCB

The Ultimate Sell High Candidate?
bs81, BCB FanPost


Links from Other Sites

Brewers' lack of timely offense taking its toll
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Selig proud of hard-fought legacy
Richard Justice, Brewers.com

Selig expresses love of 'baseball life' in speech
Richard Justice, Brewers.com

Anderson set for second bullpen session
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

The Calendar Versus The Rotation
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Hernan Takes the Mound!
Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

“Beerded Brewer Ipa” Unveiled At Special Event At Millercoors
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

8-Year-Old Liamani Segura Wows Crowd with Rendition of National Anthem
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Brewers Visit Miracle League Of Milwaukee
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases


Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 63-42

  • Friday: Tacoma 4, Colorado Springs 3
  • Saturday: Colorado Springs 0, Las Vegas 3
  • Sunday: Colorado Springs 6, Las Vegas 12
  • Monday: Colorado Springs @ Las Vegas | 9:05 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 51-54

  • Friday: Biloxi 3, Pensacola 4
  • Saturday: Biloxi 2, Pensacola 1
  • Sunday: Jacksonville 3, Biloxi 4
  • Monday: Jacksonville @ Biloxi | 6:35 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 54-51

  • Saturday: Wilmington 4, Carolina 3
  • Saturday: Wilmington 0, Carolina 5
  • Sunday: Wilmington 2, Carolina 3
  • Monday: Down East @ Carolina | 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 43-61

  • Friday: Wisconsin 6, Burlington 0
  • Saturday: Wisconsin 4, Peoria 1
  • Sunday: Wisconsin 3, Peoria 1
  • Monday: Wisconsin @ Peoria | 12:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 21-26

  • Saturday: DSL Brewers 1, DSL Phillies White 3
  • Saturday: DSL Phillies White 1, DSL Brewers 2
  • Sunday: Off Day
  • Monday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Rojos | 9:30 am (DH)

DSL Indians/Brewers (R) | 18-28

  • Friday: DSL Indians/Brewers 14, DSL Cubs1 3
  • Saturday: DSL Cubs1 8, DSL Indians/Brewers 6
  • Sunday: Off Day
  • Monday: DSL Indians/Brewers @ DSL Rays2 | 9:30 am (DH)

Helena Brewers (R) | 16-23

  • Friday: Helena 7, Missoula 9
  • Saturday: Helena 7, Missoula 11
  • Sunday: Helena 8, Missoula 1
  • Monday: Off Day

AZL Brewers (R) | 19-9

  • Friday: Off Day
  • Saturday: AZL Dodgers 2, AZL Brewers 3
  • Sunday: AZL Brewers 2, AZL D-backs 6
  • Monday: AZL D-backs @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, July 28
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, July 29
Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Roundup: Week 16
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, July 30


NL Central Update

This Weekend’s Games

Reds @ Marlins

  • Friday: Reds 4, Marlins 7
  • Saturday: Reds 3, Marlins 7
  • Sunday: Reds 6, Marlins 4

Diamondbacks @ Cardinals

  • Friday: Diamondbacks 0, Cardinals 1
  • Saturday: Diamondbacks 7, Cardinals 1
  • Sunday: Diamondbacks 2, Cardinals 3

Pirates @ Padres

  • Friday: Pirates 2, Padres 3
  • Saturday: Pirates 2, Padres 4
  • Sunday: Pirates 7, Padres 1

Monday’s Games

All five NL Central teams are off today.


Today’s Game

No game today, just a long wait to see if the Brewers decide to make a move prior to the trade deadline.