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What We Learned: Keeping the Pirates off the board

The Brewers have two shutouts in a row as they go for the sweep tonight. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Recent Results

Brewers 3, Pirates 0
Brewers 1, Pirates 0

Brewers News and Notes

Links from BCB

To make the playoffs, the Milwaukee Brewers need a hot streak and some good luck
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Eric Thames, Travis Shaw provide balance and power to Milwaukee Brewers lineup
eddiemathews, BCB

Josh Hader and the Milwaukee Brewers may make us change how we think about pitching
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

BCB Tracking Poll - Week 25
aaronetc, BCB

Links from Other Sites

Phillips' powerful arm gets an 'upgrade'
Adam McCalvy,

Brewers can't count on help in chasing down Cubs for NL Central crown
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In-season acquisitions have had desired effect of helping Brewers' playoff push
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Deconstructing the Pirates
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Eric Sogard on the Pennant Race and His Future With the Milwaukee Brewers
Kyle Lobner, Shepherd Express

Brewers On Deck Tickets On Sale Now; “Breakfast With The Brewers” Added To Lineup
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Three Game Time Changes During Upcoming Homestand
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

NL Central & Wild Card Update

NL Central Standings

  • Cubs: 84-66
  • Brewers: 81-70, 3.5 GB
  • Cardinals: 78-72, 6 GB

Wild Card Standings

  • Diamondbacks: 87-65
  • Rockies: 82-69
  • Brewers: 81-70, 1 GB
  • Cardinals: 78-72, 3.5 GB

Monday’s Games

  • Diamdonbacks 2, Padres 4
  • Cardinals, Cubs, and Rockies all had the day off.

Tuesday’s Games

  • Cubs 2, Rays 1
  • Cardinals 8, Reds 7
  • Diamondbacks 2, Padres 6
  • Rockies 3, Giants 4

Wednesday’s Games

  • Rockies (Tyler Chatwood) @ Giants (Matt Moore) | 2:45 pm
  • Cubs (Jon Lester) @ Rays (Blake Snell) | 6:10 pm
  • Cardinals (Luke Weaver) @ Reds (Rookie Davis) | 6:10 pm
  • Diamondbakcs (Robbie Ray) @ Padres (Dinelson Lamet) | 8:10 pm

Today’s Action

Brewers (Aaron Wilkerson) @ Pirates (Steven Brault) | 6:05 pm