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What We Learned: September begins with roster expansion

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September has started with the expansion of rosters. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Results

Brewers 6, Cardinals 5
Brewers 6, Nationals 3


Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brandon Woodruff to return to Brewers rotation Saturday, Matt Garza still in “for now”
Jaymes L, BCB

Matt Garza will not start Sunday for Brewers, but not removed from rotation
-JP-, BCB

Brewers-Cubs game on September 8 moved to 7:05 pm start, and Brewers are not happy
-JP-, BCB

For Oliver Drake, success begins with a consistent release point
Steven Jewell, BCB

Series Preview: Washington Nationals @ Milwaukee Brewers
Jaymes L, BCB

BCB Tracking Poll - Results for Week 22
aaronetc, BCB FanPost


Links from Other Sites

Jeffress 'comfortable' since returning to Crew
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Brewers bump Garza from slated Sunday start
Adam McCalvy, Brewers.com

Better late than never for Jonathan Villar, who is finally making an impact with the bat
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Get to Know: Q&A with Brewers first baseman Eric Thames
Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Turn
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Keon Broxton's crazy game-ending catch may be season saver for Brewers
Mark Townsend, Big League Stew

Brewers feuding with Cubs again after they moved game to a later time
Chris Cwik, Big League Stew

The Cubs and Brewers feud is the most boring fight in baseball right now
Whitney McIntosh, SN Nation


Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | 78-55

  • Wednesday: Colorado Springs 1, Round Rock 2
  • Thursday: Colorado Springs 4, Round Rock 0
  • Friday: Memphis @ Colorado Springs | 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: Memphis @ Colorado Springs | 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: Memphis @ Colorado Springs | 2:30 pm

Biloxi Shuckers (AA) | 68-65

  • Wednesday: Jacksonville 1, Biloxi 0
  • Wednesday: Jacksonville 4, Biloxi 1
  • Thursday: Biloxi 5, Mobile 2
  • Friday: Biloxi @ Mobile | 7:05 pm
  • Saturday: Biloxi @ Mobile | 7:05 pm
  • Sunday: Biloxi @ Mobile | 5:05 pm

Carolina Mudcats (A+) | 69-65

  • Wednesday: Winston-Salem 3, Carolina 5
  • Thursday: Winston-Salem 3, Carolina 4
  • Friday: Myrtle Beach @ Carolina | 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: Myrtle Beach @ Carolina | 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: Myrtle Beach @ Carolina | 5:00 pm

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (A) | 57-77

  • Wednesday: Beloit 0, Wisconsin 4
  • Thursday: Beloit 3, Wisconsin 4
  • Friday: Beloit @ Wisconsin | 7:05 pm
  • Saturday: Wisconsin @ Quad Cities | 6:35 pm
  • Sunday: Wisconsin @ Quad Cities | 1:15 pm

Helena Brewers (R) | 25-42

  • Wednesday: Helena 6, Great Falls 7
  • Thursday: Great Falls 2, Helena 7
  • Friday: Great Falls @ Helena | 8:05 pm
  • Saturday: Billings @ Helena | 8:05 pm
  • Sunday: Billings @ Helena | 2:05 pm

AZL Brewers (R) | 32-23

  • Wednesday: AZL Rangers 15, AZL Brewers 1
  • Thursday: AZL Athletics 3, AZL Brewers 8
  • Friday: Off Day
  • Saturday: AZL Padres 2 @ AZL Brewers | 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: End of Regular Season

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

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Wednesday, August 30


Minor League News and Notes

Milwaukee Brewers will send Ray, Erceg, Gatewood to Arizona Fall League
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Monte Harrison joins group of Brewers prospects heading to Arizona Fall League
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Brewers' prospect Isan Diaz out for remainder of season with fractured hamate
-JP-, BCB FanShot


NL Central Update

Wednesday’s Games

Thursday’s Games

  • Mets 2, Reds 7
  • Braves 2, Cubs 6
  • Pirates have the day off.

This Weekend’s Games

Braves @ Cubs

  • Friday: Mike Foltynewicz vs. John Lackey | 1:20 pm
  • Saturday: Lucas Sims vs. Jon Lester | 1:20 pm
  • Sunday: R.A. Dickey vs. Mike Montgomery | 1:20 pm

Reds @ Pirates

  • Friday: Luis Castillo vs. Gerrit Cole | 6:05 pm
  • Saturday: Tyler Mahle vs. Jameson Taillon | 6:05 pm
  • Sunday: Sal Romano vs. Trevor Williams | 12:35 pm

Cardinals @ Giants

  • Friday: Jack Flaherty vs. Johnny Cueto | 9:15 pm
  • Saturday: Lance Lynn vs. Chris Stratton | 3:05 pm
  • Sunday: Luke weaver vs. Jeff Samardzija | 3:05 pm

Upcoming Games

Brewers vs. Nationals

  • Friday: Tanner Roak vs. Jimmy Nelson | 7:10 pm
  • Saturday: Max Scherzer vs. Brandon Woodruff | 6:10 pm
  • Sunday: Edwin Jackson vs. TBD | 1:10 pm