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What We Learned: A costly weekend sweep

The Brewers got a key sweep over the weekend, but they lost a key starter for the season. We discuss that and more in today’s What We Learned.

Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Recent Results

Brewers 2, Cubs 0
Brewers 15, Cubs 2
Brewers 3, Cubs 1

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson out for remainder of season

Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates @ Milwaukee Brewers
Jaymes L, BCB

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 23 Review
eddiemathews, BCB

Ray / Harrison / Stokes Comparison
krieden, BCB FanPost

Links from Other Sites

Who steps in for Brewers with Nelson out?
Adam McCalvy,

Brewers rotation steps up in Nelson's absence
Adam McCalvy,

Milwaukee Brewers rookie Brandon Woodruff thrives in first major league trial
John Sickels, Minor League Ball

Andrew McCutchen, Eric Thames, and the Life of a Slump
Travis Sawchik, FanGraphs

Joe Maddon doesn’t see Brewers struggling to handle Jimmy Nelson’s season-ending injury
JJ Stankevitz, CSN Chicago

Minor League Update

Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA) | Memphis Wins Series 3-2

Helena Brewers (Rookie) | 28-48

  • Friday: Helena 4, Billings 5
  • Saturday: Helena 12, Billings 11

Check out our daily prospect reports for more details on what is going on in the minor leagues.

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, September 8
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, September 9
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, September 10

Minor League News and Notes

Brewers Outright Aaron Brooks
Steve Adams, MLB Trade Rumors

Running on Solar
Chris Mehring, Rattler Radio

NL Central & Wild Card Update

NL Central Standings

  • Cubs: 77-66
  • Brewers: 75-68, 2 GB
  • Cardinals: 75-68, 2 GB
  • Pirates: 67-77, 10.5 GB
  • Reds: 62-82, 15.5 GB

Wild Card Standings

  • Diamondbacks: 83-60
  • Rockies: 78-65
  • Brewers: 75-68, 3 GB
  • Cardinals: 75-68, 3 GB

This Weekend’s Games

Reds @ Mets

  • Friday: Reds 1, Mets 5
  • Saturday: Reds 1, Mets 6
  • Sunday: Reds 10, Mets 5

Pirates @ Cardinals

  • Friday: Pirates 1, Cardinals 4
  • Saturday: Pirates 3, Cardinals 4
  • Sunday: Pirates 0, Cardinals 7

Rockies @ Dodgers

  • Friday: Rockies 5, Dodgers 4
  • Saturday: Rockies 6, Dodgers 5
  • Sunday: Rockies 8, Dodgers 1

Monday’s Games

  • Rockies (Kyle Freeland) @ Diamondbacks (Zack Greinke) | 8:40 pm
  • Cubs, Cardinals, and Reds have the day off.

This Weekend’s Action

Brewers (Brandon Woodruff) vs. Pirates (Steven Brault) | 6:40 pm (MLB.TV Free Game)