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Game Thread #-5: Brewers (18-9-3) at Padres (8-18)

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Both teams won yesterday, so the Brewers are still just a half game ahead of the Braves for the best NL record in exhibition play. Both teams play again tonight, so you'll have to forgive the Brewers if they're doing a little scoreboard watching.

Tonight, the Brewers hit the road to take on the Cactus League's worst team, the 8-18 Padres, who are a full game and a half worse than the 11-18 Diamondbacks.

For the Brewers, Braden Looper will make his second start of the spring, and with a good performance tonight he could bring his 22.50 ERA back into single digits.

For the Padres, tonight's starter depends on who you believe: Padres.com says it's Shawn Hill, who would be making his third start since being released by the Nationals. He's pitched four innings as a Padre and allowed two earned runs.

If you believe the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, tonight's starter is Walter Silva, who is getting a tryout this spring after an impressive winter ball performance in Mexico. It would be his third appearance and second start, and he's allowed just one earned run in six innings.

Now that I've mentioned them both, tonight's starter will probably be someone else, but whoever it is, if the Padres are willing to put him on the Brewers' bus back to Maryvale, they can keep Tony Gwynn Jr.

Game time is at 9:05 tonight, and it's on FS Wisconsin and WTMJ.

Tuesday's late-night game thread is now open.