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What We Learned: Heating up a cold team

The Brewers have been struggling in the last week and a half, and they’re looking to get back on track.

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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s Results

Reds 7, Brewers 1

This Weekend’s Games

Brewers vs. Reds

  • Friday: Sonny Gray vs. Chase Anderson | 7:10 pm
  • Saturday: Luis Castillo vs. Jhoulys Chacin | 3:10 pm
  • Sunday: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Brandon Woodruff | 1:10 pm

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

Coverage from BCB

Around the Web

Injured Gio ‘moving in the right direction’
Adam McCalvy,

Gio Gonzalez has started throwing bullpen sessions and could be back with the Brewers before the All-Star Break.

Grandal in the thick of Crew’s tough loss to SD
Shaun O’Neill,

Yasmani Grandal has been playing some first base, helping him get in more games and fill some of the production lost at first. However, his inexperience there is showing at times.

After swinging a hot bat in May, Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia has hit the skids in June
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Orlando Arcia played well through the month of May, but he’s cooled down quite a bit in June.

Brandon Woodruff has been bringing the heat lately for the Brewers
Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brandon Woodruff’s velocity has increased over the last few years, which is helping him have better results this year.

The complete package: Additions of two-seam fastball, changeup are helping the Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff excel
Robert Murray, The Athletic ($)

Brandon Woodruff has added to his arsenal and it’s also helped him be more successful this year.