The Brewers start a hot series in St. Louis with the Cardinals tonight. Yes, literally a hot series, because it's really hot there.
4 game series vs Cardinals @ Busch Stadium
|Fri 07/02||7:15 PM CDT|
|Sat 07/03||5:35 PM CDT|
|Sun 07/04||1:15 PM CDT|
Matchups, lineups and more after the jump.
Projected starters for today: Randy Wolf and Blake Hawksworth. Yup, the Cards are at it again with the converting the relievers to starters...well, in Hawksworth's case, not so much; he was a starter in the minors but was exclusively used in relief in his major league time in 2009 and for the majority of 2010. His primary pitch is a fastball, and his main secondary pitch is a changeup. Oddly enough, the team he's faced the most in his short career is the Brewers with 6 appearances, all in relief. He's not yet allowed a run to them. That's pretty much all I know about Hawksworth, other than that his name would be great for an historical romance hero.
As for Wolf, is there really anything I need to say about him in this thread that would help? The Brewers are at yet another junction where a spot in the rotation is on the line with Doug Davis's impending return and there are a lot of pitchers who would be candidates for losing it. I doubt, despite performance, that it will be Wolf. A lot could be riding on this series for all the marginal starters.
|Milwaukee Brewers||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Rickie Weeks 2B||Brendan Ryan SS|
|Corey Hart RF||Felipe Lopez 3B|
|Prince Fielder 1B||Albert Pujols 1B|
|Ryan Braun LF||Matt Holliday LF|
|Casey McGehee 3B||Nick Stavinoha RF|
|Jim Edmonds CF||Colby Rasmus CF|
|Alcides Escobar SS||Yadier Molina C|
|George Kottaras C||Blake Hawksworth P|
|Randy Wolf P||Skip Schumaker 2B|
Todd Coffey pitched 1 inning (8 pitches) yesterday.
Chris Capuano pitched 1.1 inning (27 pitches) yesterday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched 0.2 inning (18 pitches) yesterday.
John Axford pitched 1 inning (26 pitches) on Tuesday.
Kameron Loe pitched 1.1 inning (20 pitches) on Tuesday.
Zach Braddock pitched 0.2 inning (12 pitches) on Tuesday.
David Riske pitched 1 inning (27 pitches) on Monday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (7 pitches) Saturday.