What we learned: August 22, 2014

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Today's lessons include Lucroy for MVP, bullpen life, and some reflections.

Yesterday's Results

The Brewers had the day off.

Cram Session

From BCB

Jonathan Lucroy for MVP

Pitching Notes

Other Notes

Minor League Update

Team

Level

Record

Yesterday

Today

Nashville Sounds

AAA

72-60

Fresno 8, Nashville 4
Nashville 7, Fresno 0

Fri: Fresno @ Nashville
Sat: Fresno @ Nashville
Sun: Sacramento @ Nashville

Huntsville Stars

AA

74-56

Jackson 3, Huntsville 2

Fri: Huntsville @ Mobile
Sat: Huntsville @ Mobile
Sun: Huntsville @ Mobile

Brevard County Manatees

A+

65-59

Tampa 10, Brevard County 6

Fri: Brevard County @ Clearwater (DH)
Sat: Brevard County @ Clearwater
Sun: Brevard County @ Clearwater

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

A

67-61

Peoria 3, Wisconsin 1

Fri: Wisconsin @ Peoria
Sat: Wisconsin @ Peoria
Sun: Beloit @ Wisconsin

DSL Brewers

R

27-43

DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL Brewers 3

Fri: DSL Braves @ DSL Brewers
Sat: DSL Brewers @ DSL Braves

Helena Brewers

R

22-39

Great Falls 2, Helena 0

Fri: Great Falls @ Helena
Sat: Great Falls @ Helena
Sun: Billings @ Helena

AZL Brewers

R

20-28

AZL Brewers @ AZL Indians (PPD)

Fri: AZL Brewers @ AZL Cubs
Sat: AZL Cubs @ AZL Brewers

News & Notes

  • The list of Brewers players that will play in the Arizona Fall League is starting to take shape. Yesterday, Nick Ramirez of Huntsville tweeted that he will play in the league.

  • Michael Trzinski of Reviewing the Brew continues to look at the best teams in Brewers farm history with the 1986 El Paso Diablos.

  • After a rough start following his promotion to Nashville, Taylor Jungmann has become a very solid pitcher for the Sounds. Teddy Cahill of MLB.com notes that Jungmann won his fourth straight decisionwith six scoreless innings on Thursday.

Division Update

Team

W

L

GB

E#

Brewers

71

56

-

-

Cardinals

69

57

1.5

35

Pirates

65

62

6

30

Reds

61

67

10.5

25

Cubs

55

72

16

20

This Weekend's Division Games

  • Cardinals @ Phillies
    Friday: Adam Wainwright vs. Kyle Kendrick - 6:05 pm
    Saturday: Shelby Miller vs. David Buchanan - 6:05 pm
    Sunday: Justin Masterson vs. Jerome Williams - 12:35 pm


  • Braves @ Reds
    Friday: Mike Minor vs. Mat Latos - 6:10 pm
    Saturday: Ervin Santana vs. Mike Leake - 6:10 pm
    Sunday: Aaron Harang vs. Alfredo Simon - 12:10 pm


  • Orioles @ Cubs
    Friday: Kevin Gausman vs. Jake Arrieta - 1:20 pm
    Saturday: Bud Norris vs. Kyle Hendricks - 1:20 pm
    Sunday: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Tsuyoshi Wada - 1:20 pm


This Weekend's Action

The Brewers and Pirates face off in a three-game series over the weekend. Here are the starting pitcher matchups:

Friday: Jeff Locke vs. Yovani Gallardo - 7:10 pm
Saturday:
Edinson Volquez vs. Wily Peralta - 6:10 pm
Sunday: Vance Worley vs. Mike Fiers - 1:10 pm

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