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5/5 Game Thread: Brewers (16-13) at Dodgers (12-17)

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For those of us willing to stay up late (9:40 CT), Chris Capuano will pitch for the Brewers against Derek Lowe of the Dodgers. Capuano, as you all know, has been consistently great--nothing but quality starts, a shutout, and an unbelievable 40/9 K/BB ratio. Lowe hasn't been half-bad either. In fact, he's coming off three straight starts in which he gave up no more than one run, yet hasn't gotten a decision in any of them.

Since the Crew has had a very difficult schedule so far, here's hoping they can take advantage of a couple of lesser opponents this weekend. After LA and San Diego, they come home to face the Mets, Phillies, and Twins. Sounds like an opportunity to catch up with...well, everybody in the Central who doesn't think their backup catcher is the solution to their first base problem. Another vote in favor of the Brewers: Dan Scotto's power rankings at Beyond the Boxscore. We're perilously close to the top.

One last thing: it seems like the major topic of the last three or four days has been the projected starting pitcher for tomorrow's game. I've been saying all along that Dana Eveland probably wouldn't get called up, and that we'd go with Ben Hendrickson or Jared Fernandez. It's still not clear which of those two will get the nod, but it wouldn't be surprising to see both of them pitch Saturday night. I've included a poll (click on "Entry Link" to see it) to find out what the BCB community's collective wisdom would suggest for tomorrow night's game.

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Update [2006-5-5 20:48:29 by Jeff]: This just in:

Brewers Hall of Famer Robin Yount was hospitalized here Friday and treated for dehydration caused by a virus... According to club spokesman Mike Vassallo, Yount's illness is not considered serious and he was hospitalized as a precaution.

Get well fast, Robin! Opposing teams are much more afraid of us when there's a Hall of Famer in the dugout.

Poll

Who should start tomorrow night?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Jared Fernandez
    (1 vote)
  • 30%
    Ben Hendrickson
    (3 votes)
  • 30%
    Dana Eveland should've gotten called up and picked to start
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Ben Sheets on short rest
    (0 votes)
  • 30%
    Brooks Kieschnick
    (3 votes)
10 votes total Vote Now