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What We Learned: Can Walker be a rebounder?

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The Brewers brought in Neil Walker as they try to rebound from their recent struggles. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Cincinnati Reds v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Recent Results

Reds 11, Brewers 10
Brewers 6, Reds 5
Brewers 7, Reds 4


Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Mets close to trading Neil Walker to Milwaukee Brewers, per report
eddiemathews, BCB

Neil Walker trade official: Milwaukee Brewers receive second baseman and cash for PTBNL
-JP-, BCB

Ian Kinsler reportedly claimed on waivers by an unidentified team
eddiemathews, BCB

Brewers put Brent Suter on DL, DFA Michael Blazek after Neil Walker trade
Jaymes L, BCB

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 19 In Review
eddiemathews, BCB


Links from Other Sites

Perez executes eyes-closed squeeze bunt
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

No Kinsler for the Crew; Vogt set for rehab play
Adam McCalvy and Carson Mason, Brewers.com

When expectations were raised, inexperienced Brewers started to fall back
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Players meeting opened lines of communication for Brewers, Craig Counsell says
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hitting coach Darnell Coles says hitters have not lost focus during Brewers' slump
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers Could Have Gotten Sonny Gray Without Trading Lewis Brinson
Connor Byrne, MLB Trade Rumors

Revisiting 2014
Kyle Lesniewski, BP Milwaukee

Neil Walker is latest victim in petty war between Mets and Yankees front offices
Kristie Ackert, New York Daily News

Digital Extra: Meet Brewers second baseman Neil Walker
Fox Sports Wisconsin


Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 69-47

  • Friday: New Orleans 6, Colorado Springs 4
  • Saturday: New Orleans 11, Colorado Springs 10
  • Sunday: New Orleans 8, Colorado Springs 4
  • Monday: New Orleans @ Colorado Springs | 1:00 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 59-56

  • Friday: Tennessee 6, Biloxi 0
  • Saturday: Tennessee 0, Biloxi 5
  • Sunday: Tennessee @ Biloxi (PPD Rain)
  • Monday: Tennessee @ Biloxi | 5:05 pm (DH)

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 57-61

  • Friday: Carolina 4, Myrtle Beach 1
  • Saturday: Carolina 3, Myrtle Beach 8
  • Sunday: Carolina 2, Myrtle Beach 4
  • Monday: Carolina @ Down East | 6:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 47-70

  • Friday: Wisconsin 1, Kane County 0
  • Saturday: Wisconsin 5, Kane County 8
  • Sunday: Wisconsin 3, Kane County 4
  • Monday: Wisconsin @ Beloit | 7:00 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 26-35

  • Friday: DSL Brewers 2, DSL D-backs2 3
  • Saturday: DSL D-backs2 4, DSL Brewers 1
  • Sunday: Off Day
  • Monday: DSL Phillies White @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am (DH)

DSL Indians/Brewers (R) | 23-35

  • Friday: DSL Dodgers2 3, DSL Indians/Brewers 6
  • Saturday: DSL Indians/Brewers 2, DSL Dodgers2 5
  • Sunday: Off Day
  • Monday: DSL Indians/Brewers @ DSL Cubs1 | 9:30 am

Helena Brewers (R) | 18-30

  • Friday: Grand Junction 3, Helena 0
  • Saturday: Grand Junction 4, Helena 1
  • Sunday: Grand Junction 2, Helena 7
  • Monday: Orem @ Helena | 8:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 26-14

  • Friday: AZL Giants 5, AZL Brewers 7
  • Saturday: Off Day
  • Sunday: AZL Brewers 9, AZL Athletics 8
  • Monday: AZL Dodgers @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, August 11
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, August 12
Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Roundup: Week 18
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, August 13


Minor League News and Notes

Phillips does it all for Colorado Springs
Mike Rosenbaum, MLB.com

Web Gems, Promotions & the Final Stretch.
Lane Grindle, Minor Details


NL Central Update

This Weekend’s Games

Pirates @ Blue Jays

  • Friday: Pirates 4, Blue Jays 2
  • Saturday: Pirates 2, Blue Jays 7
  • Sunday: Pirates 1, Blue Jays 7

Braves @ Cardinals

  • Friday: Braves 5, Cardinals 8
  • Saturday: Braves 5, Cardinals 6
  • Sunday: Braves 6, Cardinals 3

Cubs @ D-backs

  • Friday: Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3
  • Saturday: Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 6
  • Sunday: Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 2

Monday’s Games

  • Reds (Asher Wojciechowski) @ Cubs (Jose Quintana) | 7:05 pm
  • Cardinals and Pirates have the day off.

This Weekend’s Games

The Brewers have the day off. They return to action tomorrow, starting a two-game series against the Pirates.