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Game Thread #77: Brewers (42-34) at Braves (38-40)

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Here are some fun facts that make you wonder what's in the water in the NL Central.  There are five teams in baseball with better records than the Brewers right now.  Two of those are in the National League, and both of those are in the Central.  The Brewers are a half-game better than the East-leading Phillies and 2.5 better than the West-leading D-Backs.  For the record, we're also a half-game better than the AL Central-leading White Sox.

All good things must come to end, though, at least for Cardinals fans.  The Crew is only a game and a half back of second place and the wild card lead, and while the Brewers continue their set against the Braves, the Cards meet the Tigers.  (Are they good this week or not?  I can't keep up.) 

Today's pitching matchup ought to be interesting: Dave Bush goes for the Brewers, about a month after he shut down the Braves at Miller Park.  You're also probably aware that's coming off his best start of the year.  Both of those outings were at home, though, and his road ERA is over eight.  (Nowhere to go but down, right?  Let's hope...)

The Braves have had to turn to Richmond again and again, and so it is tonight, with Charlie Morton on the mound, making his third big-league start.  Both of the previous two were interleague matchups, and he even managed a quality start in one of them.  Always interesting (and often depressing) to see how the Crew does against pitchers they've never seen before.

Game time is 6:05 CT, and here's the BR Game Preview.

Go Brewers!