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What We Learned: Critical series in St. Louis starts

Crunch time is coming as the Brewers head to St. Louis for three. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Recent Games

Tuesday: Brewers 7, Cubs 0
Wednesday: Cubs 8, Brewers 4

Upcoming Games

Friday: Brewers @ Cardinals | 7:15 pm
Saturday: Brewers @ Cardinals | 6:15 pm
Sunday: Brewers @ Cardinals | 1:15 pm

Roster News / Injury Updates

Milwaukee Brewers recall Keon Broxton from Colorado Springs, option Jacob Barnes and Aaron Wilkerson

Milwaukee Brewers activate Taylor Williams from the 10-day DL
-JP-, BCB FanShot

Milwaukee Brewers acquire Jake Thompson for cash, designate Alec Asher for assignment
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Jimmy Nelson unlikely to pitch for Brewers in 2018
Jaymes L, BCB

Other News and Notes

National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee receives nod of approval
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Submit Your Questions for BCB Mailbag #51
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Brewers at Cubs: What is a Playoffs Rotation?
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Valuing Hernan Perez
Nicholas Zettel, BP Milwaukee

Braun (rib cage), Pina exit against Cubs
Adam McCalvy,

Brewers’ top August trade led to World Series

Cain’s defense among top tools in NL Central
Adam McCalvy,

Every 30-30 season, ranked by club
Daniel Krmaer and Do-Hyoung Park,

Haudricourt: After huge first half, Brewers’ bullpen has battled injuries, more hiccups
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ($)

Cut fastball has helped give Brewers’ Wade Miley new life
Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ($)

The Giants retired Barry Bonds’ number; will the Milwaukee Brewers ultimately retire No. 8 in honor of Ryan Braun?
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ($)

Introducing the Best Ways to Lose a Baseball Game
Meg Rowley, FanGraphs

The Brewers Are One Of MLB’s Biggest Draws Despite Playing In Baseball’s Smallest Market
Andrew Wagner, Forbes

Miller Park Homestand Highlights: August 20–26
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Minor League Notes

Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Tuesday, August 14
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Wednesday, August 15
Milwaukee Brewers Daily Prospect Report: Thursday, August 16
Brad Ford, BCB

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

Wild Card Standings

Team W L GB
Team W L GB
Brewers 92 67 +4.0
Dodgers 88 71 -
Cardinals 87 72 1.0