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It’s been a rough week for the Brewers as they limp into the All-Star Break on a 6-game losing streak. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Games

Friday: Pirates 7, Brewers 3
Saturday: Pirates 2, Brewers 1
Saturday: Pirates 6, Brewers 2
Sunday: Pirates 7, Brewers 6


Roster Moves

Milwaukee Brewers option Adrian Houser, recall Brandon Woodruff
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers to activate Brent Suter before doubleheader in Pittsburgh; Jimmy Nelson throwing off mound
Kyle Lesniweski, BCB

Brewers put Eric Thames and Junior Guerra on disabled list ahead of doubleheader
Jaymes L, BCB

Another day, another injury: Brewers put Jonathan Villar on DL, call up Brett Phillips
Jaymes L, BCB


Trade Rumors

Milwaukee Brewers still “trying” to trade for Manny Machado
Brad Ford, BCB

Reports: Brewers getting ‘aggressive’ in Manny Machado pursuit, a ‘finalist’ to land him
Jaymes L, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers scouting Nathan Eovaldi, per report
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB


More from BCB

(Monday) Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 16 in review
Ben Reagan, BCB

The Excitement Has Arrived
TSchwartzlow, BCB FanPost

Good planning counts when things don’t go right
Brew Crew Buster, BCB FanPost


Other News and Notes

Your Terrible, Very Bad Contenders
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

How Aguilar stacks up in HR Derby field
Anthony Castrovince, Brewers.com

Aguilar selects his HR Derby pitcher
Mason Wittner, Brewers.com

A look back at 11 Brewers in HR Derby
JR Radcliffe, Milwuakee Journal Sentinel

Relax, Brewers fans, there isn’t really such a thing as a Home Run Derby curse
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Minor League Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Friday, July 13
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Saturday, July 14
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Sunday, July 15
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Roundup: Week 14
Brad Ford, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Peralta will start for Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Wednesday
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NL Central Standings

Team W L GB Recent Upcoming
Team W L GB Recent Upcoming
Cardinals 90 69 - 9/26: No Game 9/27-9/29: vs. Cubs
Brewers 89 70 1.0 9/26: Brewers 5, Reds 3 9/27-9/29: @ Rockies
Cubs 82 77 7.5 9/26: Pirates 9, Cubs 5 9/27-9/29: @ Cardinals
Reds 73 86 16.5 9/26: Brewers 5, Reds 3 9/27-9/29: @ Pirates
Pirates 68 91 23.5 9/26: Pirates 9, Cubs 5 9/27-9/29: vs. Reds