The Brewers are on a tear, to the point that we've more or less canceled out the disappointing start. 39-33 is an 88-win pace, which may well turn out to be enough for the wildcard, and is certainly in line with (or better than) pre-season expectations.
Oddly enough, the Orioles are on something of a tear as well. They've won five of their last six, which would be more impressive if those games weren't against the Pirates and Astros. Before that, they lost a series to the Red Sox and took 2 out of three from the Twins and Blue Jays.
The matchup tonight is youngster Radhames Liz against Jeff Suppan. Supp's ERA is down to 3.68, including a sparkling 2.35 in his last seven starts. (I know, "sparkling" is a cliche, but I put some glitter on my monitor before writing this post, so I mean it literally. Brew Crew Ball may be an interactive gangbang, but it is a cliche-free zone. We never try to do too much with it.)
Game time is 7:05 CT, and here's the BR Game Preview.