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What We Learned: Taking on nicknames in Los Angeles

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The brewers are in Los Angeles for a weekend series against the MLB leaders. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Recent Results

Dodgers 3, Brewers 1


Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Milwaukee Brewers offensive struggles start at the top of the lineup
TimMuma, BCB

Report: No market for Ryan Braun this summer, but Domingo Santana has drawn “considerable interest”
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Jaymes L, BCB

BCB Tracking Poll - Results for Week 21
aaronetc, BCB FanPost


Links from Other Sites

For Players Weekend, a 'Chicken' special
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

'Bat Boy' Davies stands tall for young players
Austin Laymance, MLB.com

Explaining Crew Players Weekend nicknames
Jonathan Hawthorne, MLB.com

Brewers have decision to make at second base after Villar's poor season
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers' struggles with runners in scoring position makes them vulnerable when HRs vanish
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Unlucky Shaw needs some time to pass before fouling another pitch off his foot
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Corey Knebel is Making Brewers History
Dylan Svoboda, BP Milwaukee

The Brewers' Players Weekend jersey nicknames, ranked
Matt Mueller, OnMilwaukee.com

There's still a chance the Brewers can sneak in the playoffs
Tim Brown, Yahoo Sports


Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 76-53

  • Thursday: Colorado Springs 1, New Orleans 0
  • Friday: Colorado Springs 4, New Orleans 5
  • Saturday: Colorado Springs @ New Orleans | 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: Colorado Springs @ New Orleaans | 1:00 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 65-62

  • Thursday: Mobile 12, Biloxi 5
  • Friday: Mobile 0, Biloxi 4
  • Saturday: Jacksonville @ Biloxi | 6:35 pm
  • Sunday: Jacksonville @ Biloxi | 5:05 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 65-64

  • Thursday: Carolina 13, Winston-Salem 8
  • Friday: Carolina 10, Myrtle Beach 5
  • Saturday: Carolina @ Myrtle Beach | 6:05 pm
  • Sunday: Carolina @ Myrtle Beach | 2:05 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 53-76

  • Thursday: Peoria 3, Wisconsin 4
  • Friday: Wisconsin 0, Clinton 3
  • Saturday: Wisconsin @ Clinton | 6:30 pm
  • Sunday: Wisconsin @ Clinton | 2:00 pm

DSL Brewers (R) | 27-42

  • Thursday: DSL Brewers 1, DSL Tigers 8
  • Friday: DSL Mets2 @ DSL Brewers (PPD)
  • Saturday: DSL Brewers @ DSL Mets2 | 9:30 am (DH)
  • Sunday: End of Season

DSL Indians/Brewers (R) | 26-44

  • Thursday: DSL Indians 6, DSL Indians/Brewers 4
  • Friday: DSL Indians/Brewers 4, DSL Astros Orange 16
  • Saturday: DSL Astros Orange @ DSL Indians/Brewers | 9:30 am
  • Sunday: End of Season

Helena Brewers (R) | 22-39

  • Thursday: Missoula 4, Helena 9
  • Friday: Missoula 6, Helena 4
  • Saturday: Missoula @ Helena | 8:35 pm
  • Sunday: Helena @ Billings | 5:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 30-20

  • Thursday: AZL Cubs 9, AZL Brewers 1
  • Friday: AZL Brewers 6, AZL Indians 4
  • Saturday: AZL Brewers @ AZL Angels | 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: Off Day

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Thursday, August 24
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, August 25


NL Central Update

Thursday’s Games

  • Cubs 2, Reds 4
  • Padres 4, Cardinals 3
  • Dodgers 5, Pirates 2

Friday’s Games

  • Cubs 1, Phillies 7
  • Pirates 5, Reds 9
  • Rays 7, Cardinals 3

Saturday’s Games

  • Pirates (Gerrit Cole) @ Reds (Luis Castillo) | 5:40 pm
  • Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) @ Phillies (Ben Lively) | 6:05 pm
  • Rays (Ian Snell) @ Cardinals (Mike Leake) | 6:15 pm

Sunday’s Games

  • Pirates (Jameson Taillon) @ Reds (TBD) | 12:10 pm
  • Cubs (TBD) @ Phillies (TBD) | 12:35 pm
  • Rays (Chris Archer) @ Cardinals (Lance Lynn) | 1:15 pm

Upcoming Games

Saturday: Brewers (Zach Davies) @ Dodgers (Ross Stripling) | 8:10 pm
Sunday: Brewers (Jimmy Nelson) @ Dodgers (Yu Darvish) | 3:10 pm