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What we learned: September 2, 2014

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Today's lessons include the continuation of the losing streak, more September callups, and power rankings.

Yesterday's Results

Cubs 4, Brewers 2

The slump continued yesterday for the Brewers, and this time, it threw them out of first place. Jimmy Nelson did his best to keep the team in the game, and did for the most part with a quality start. However, the offense was still quiet, managing only seven hits and a walk while striking out twelve times. Back-to-back home runs by Khris Davis and Gerardo Parra gave some hope, but it wasn't enough.

Cram Session

Reading from BCB

  • Carlos Gomez could miss multiple days following his wrist injury.
  • It's been easy to be negative lately, but Noah mentions that it's more fun to be a fan when you have a positive outlook.

Power Rankings

  • only put the Brewers down one spot at #8.
  • Jonah Keri of Grantland dropped the Brewers to #10.
  • has the Brewers at #11.
  • FOX Sports put the Brewers at #11, down three spots.
  • had the biggest drop of the Brewers, placing them down five spots at #12.

Other Notes

  • The Brewer Nation blog has heard who will be in the next round of callups: Jason Rogers, Hector Gomez, and Matt Clark. They have the details on the moves here.
  • Jess Lemont of The Brewers Bar has an idea about how the Brewers can win the NL Central.

Minor League Update

Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Nashville Sounds AAA 77-67 Nashville 13, Round Rock 6 END OF SEASON
Huntsville Stars AA 77-63 Mississippi 2, Huntsville 1 END OF REGULAR SEASON
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 72-67 Beloit 11, Wisconsin 5 END OF REGULAR SEASON
Helena Brewers R 26-47 Helena 3, Missoula 2 Missoula @ Helena

News & Notes

  • In the regular season finale for Wisconsin, Clint Coulter hit two home runs to tie the Timber Rattler's franchise record.

Division Update

Team W L GB E#
Cardinals 74 63 - -
Brewers 73 64 1 25
Pirates 71 66 3 23
Reds 66 71 8 18
Cubs 62 76 12.5 13
  • Cardinals 5, Pirates 4
  • Reds had the day off.

Today's Division Games

Today's Action

The Brewers continue to try to end this losing streak tonight against the Cubs. Yovani Gallardo tries to get things back on track, and will face Jake Arrieta. First pitch is at 7:05 pm, and Adam Lichtenstein of has the preview.

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