He should have said Hammel's name first. The right-hander is 5-0 with a 1.85 ERA in six career starts against the Brewers, including a pair of scoreless, seven-inning starts this season. Samardzija, meanwhile, is just 2-6 with a 4.55 ERA against the Brewers in 22 games, eight starts.
• Fifth-round selection Dustin DeMuth on Saturday became the first of the Brewers' 2014 First-Year Player Draft picks to earn a promotion. He was bumped to Class A Wisconsin after batting .403 (25-for-62) with a .973 OPS in 15 games with rookie-level Helena. Demuth, who played first and third base for Helena, played four years at Indiana University.
• As of Saturday, a Brewers farmhand led four different Minor Leagues in wins. Jimmy Nelson led the Triple-A Pacific Coast League at 10-2, Tyler Cravy led the Double-A Southern League at 8-1 (he was recently promoted to Nashville), Hobbs Johnson led the advanced Class A Florida State League at 9-6 and Angel Ventura was among the first five pitchers to reach two victories in the rookie-level Arizona League.
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