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What We Learned: Out west for nine

The Brewers are heading to the western side of the country for nine games against NL West opponents. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Recent Results

Brewers 3, Pirates 1
Brewers 7, Pirates 6


Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Trade Analysis: Milwaukee Brewers hope to right sinking ship with Neil Walker
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Ryan Braun remains an elite player for the Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers announce that Chase Anderson, Stephen Vogt will return from DL in Colorado
Kyle Lesmiewski, BCB

Zach Davies plays bean ball
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Submit Your Questions for BCB Mailbag #30
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ Colorado Rockies
Jaymes L, BCB

BCB Tracking Poll - Results for Week 20
aaronetc, BCB FanPost


Links from Other Sites

Hot and cold Broxton back in power groove
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Brewers facing daunting 9-game trip out west
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tweak helps Brewers starter Zach Davies get back on track
Todd Rosiak, MIlwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pricing Neil Walker’s PTBNL
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

The Fall of Jonathan Villar
Jack Moore, BP Milwaukee

Revisiting Villar and Braun
Charlie Clarke, BP Milwaukee

Brewers pitchers fueling hot streak
FOXSports.com


Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 71-50

  • Thursday: Colorado Springs 0, Iowa 1
  • Thursday: Iowa 6, Colorado Springs 0
  • Friday: Colorado Springs @ Iowa | 7:08 pm
  • Saturday: Oklahoma City @ Colorado Springs | 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: Oklahoma City @ Colorado Springs | 2:30 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 62-57

  • Thursday: Biloxi 4, Jackson 2
  • Friday: Biloxi @ Jackson | 6:05 pm
  • Saturday: Biloxi @ Jackson | 6:05 pm
  • Sunday: Biloxi @ Jackson | 6:05 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 60-62

  • Thursday: Carolina 12, Down East 5
  • Friday: Frederick @ Carolina | 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: Frederick @ Carolina | 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: Frederick @ Carolina | 1:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 50-71

  • Thursday: Wisconsin 7, Beloit 3
  • Thursday: Wisconsin 1, Beloit 3
  • Friday: Quad Cities @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm
  • Saturday: Quad Cities @ Wisconsin | 6:35 pm
  • Sunday: Quad Cities @ Wisconsin | 1:05 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 26-35

  • Thursday: DSL Rojos @ DSL Brewers (SSPD Rain)
  • Friday: DSL Cubs2 @ DSL Brewers | 9:30 am
  • Saturday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Cubs2 | 9:30 am
  • Sunday: Off Day

DSL Indians/Brewers (R) | 24-37

  • Thursday: DSL Indians/Brewers @ DSL Rays2 (SSPD Rain)
  • Friday: DSL Indians/Brewers @ DSL Pirates | 9:30 am
  • Saturday: DSL Pirates @ DSL Indians/Brewers | 9:30 am
  • Sunday: Off Day

Helena Brewers (R) | 20-33

  • Thursday: Orem 5, Helena 2
  • Friday: Helena @ Great Falls | 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: Helena @ Great Falls | 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: Great Falls @ Helena | 2:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 26-17

  • Thursday: Off Day
  • Friday: AZL Brewers @ AZL Athletics | 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: AZL White Sox @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: AZL Brewers @ AZL Rangers | 9:00 pm

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Thursday, August 17


Minor League News and Notes

Brewers' top prospect Lewis Brinson to miss 4-6 weeks with hamstring strain
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB FanShot

Joaquin de la Cruz and Second Chances
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Updated Top-10 Prospects Lists: NL Central
Eric Longenhagen, FanGraphs

Four Brewers pitchers combine on Biloxi no-hitter
William Boor, MLB.com


NL Central Update

Thursday’s Games

  • Reds 13, Cubs 10
  • Cardinals 11, Pirates 7

This Weekend’s Games

Blue Jays @ Cubs

  • Friday: J.A. Happ vs. Jake Arrieta | 1:20 pm
  • Saturday: Nick Tepesch vs. Jose Quintana | 1:20 pm
  • Sunday: Marco Estrada vs. Kyle Hendricks | 1:20 pm

Cardinals @ Pirates

  • Friday: Carlos Martinez vs. Trevor Williams | 6:05 pm
  • Saturday: TBD vs. TBD | 3:05 pm
  • Sunday: Mike Leake vs. Ivan Nova | 6:00 pm

Reds @ Braves

  • Friday: Sal Romano vs. R.A. Dickey | 6:35 pm
  • Saturday: Robert Stephenson vs. Julio Teheran | 6:10 pm
  • Sunday: Luis Castillo vs. Sean Newcomb | 12:35 pm

This Weekend’s Games

Brewers @ Rockies

  • Friday: Matt Garza vs. German Marquez | 8:40 pm
  • Saturday: Brandon Woodruff vs. Chad Bettis | 7:10 pm
  • Sunday: Chase Anderson vs. Kyle Freeland | 2:10 pm