Game Thread #-1: Brewers @ Padres

48 hours from now we'll all be talking about regular season baseball as the Brewers and Reds open the 2011 season. For now, though, it's time to say farewell to Arizona with one last game against the Padres

Follow the jump for today's pitching matchup, lineup and more!

Aaron Harang (5.12 ERA this spring) is in his first season with the Padres after spending the last eight as a member of the Reds. In fact, Harang is near the top of the leaderboard in several categories for the 120 year old franchise:

Stat Place #
Strikeouts 1125 6th
Starts 213 19th
Innings Pitched 1343 24th

Today will be Harang's sixth start as a Padre. In his last appearance on Thursday he worked five innings against the Rangers, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits while walking two and striking out two.

He'll face Randy Wolf (9.50 ERA this spring), who is also making his sixth start. This has been said a lot lately but Wolf could really use a strong outing: He's allowed 19 runs in 18 innings this spring, including four in 5.1 innings of work against the Angels on Thursday. Opposing batters are hitting .347 off of him in Cactus League play.

Lineup:

Rickie Weeks 2B
Carlos Gomez CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Mark Kotsay RF
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Wil Nieves C
Randy Wolf P

Weather:

The Brewers should make sure they savor one last taste of Arizona weather today: temperatures should be in the low-to-mid 80's. By the time they land in Cincinnati tonight it's expected to be in the mid-30's.

Coverage:

No radio or TV today, but the game will be broadcast online and available via Gameday Audio.

Enjoy the game!

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