The Brewers take their 3-3 record and head on a three-city road trip, starting tonight in Florida. The Marlins are a tough team not to like: they have a miniscule payroll--literally, less than one-half of Milwaukee's--and a lot of promising young players. That starts with some of the pitchers we're going to see this week:
- Monday, 6:05: Jeff Suppan vs. Anibal Sanchez
- Tuesday, 6:05: Claudio Vargas vs. Ricky Nolasco
- Wednesday, 6:05: Dave Bush vs. Sergio Mitre
Here's some background reading on the Fish:
Beyond the Boxscore: My team preview, written about a month ago
Fish Stripes: Jorge Julio is still the closer?
Marlins Today: injury updates on Hanley Ramirez, Josh Willingham, Jeremy Hermida, and Miguel Olivo
- Turns out there aren't very many Marlins blogs.
Update [2007-4-9 17:34:50 by Jeff]: Never mind about Nolasco tomorrow. Apparently Ricky Nolasco is going on the DL, so Rick Vanden Hurk (no, I hadn't heard of him either) is starting in his place. Here are Vanden Hurk's cumulative numbers last year: filthy, but nary an inning above single-A. The guy has never pitched an inning in double-A. I would get cocky about our chances on Tuesday, but the Brewers have had their struggles against unknowns.