Avoid the sweep!
Also, Avoid the NL cellar!
A loss today by the Brewers would leave them tied with the Houston Astros for last place.
The Brewers will be without rotund red-head Todd Coffey as he was put on the 15 DL retro to 5/30 with a thumb contusion. No corresponding move will be made today, and not likely until Thursday.
The Brewers will send Manny Parra to the bump to take on the Cardinals. The Cardinals will counter with Jamie Garcia. Garcia beat the Brewers on Apr. 10 earlier this year, going 6 IP only giving only one ER. Manny Parra who is making his 3rd start of the season, hasn't seen the Cardinals yet as a starter, however shut the Cards down in an inning of relief earlier this year.
Graphics, lineups and BP after the jump!
Cardinals lead the series 2-0
WP: Adam Wainwright (8 - 3)
LP: Randy Wolf (4 - 5)
|0 - 8 loss|
WP: Mitchell Boggs (1 - 2)
LP: John Axford (1 - 1)
|4 - 5 loss|
Richard Weeks 2B
Carlos Gomez CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Corey Hart RF
S-Key S-Cobar SS
George Kottaras C
Manny Parra LHP
The bullpen combined for 4.1 solid innings, yesterday:
Jeff Suppan pitched 1.1 innings Friday, hopefully we won't see him ever again.
Kameron Loe pitched 1 inning (17 pitches) Yesterday.
Zach Braddock pitched 1 inning (21 pitches) Thursday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) Thursday.
John Axford pitched 1.1 innings (27 pitches) Yesterday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched 2 innings (26 pitches) Yesterday.
Todd Coffey has a contused or confused thumb, on the DL.