Meanwhile, the Brewers hope Ricky Nolasco will continue to serve up something delicious as well. Nolasco is 2-3 in 2009 and has posted a 6.63 ERA in 38 innings. In a strange scheduling quirk, tonight is Nolasco's sixth straight start on the road, and he's 1-2 in those contests. No current Brewer has faced Nolasco more than five times, but Mike Cameron and Bill Hall have both taken him deep. Hall is out of tonight's lineup, replaced by Craig Counsell.
Braden Looper will take the mound for the Brewers. He's 2-2 with a 4.18 ERA in 2009, but has picked up the loss in each of his last two starts. Looper was a Marlin from 1999 to 2003 and appeared in 368 games for the Fish. Since then he's faced them 20 times (including four starts), and is 4-2 with a 3.86 ERA and four saves.
Here are tonight's lineups, via Adam McCalvy:
Emilio Bonifacio 3B
Chris Coghlan LF
Hanley Ramirez SS
Jorge Cantu 1B
John Baker C
Dan Uggla 2B
Jeremy Hermida RF
Alfredo Amezaga CF
Ricky Nolasco RHP
Rickie Weeks 2B
Craig Counsell 3B
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Mike Cameron CF
J.J. Hardy SS
Corey Hart RF
Jason Kendall C
Braden Looper RHP
A quick look at the bullpen for tonight's game:
Carlos Villanueva pitched yesterday, and has appeared in four straight games (over five days).
Mark DiFelice pitched yesterday, and has appeared in two straight games (over three days).
Trevor Hoffman pitched yesterday.
Todd Coffey has not pitched since Saturday.
Seth McClung has not pitched since Saturday.
Jorge Julio has not pitched since Saturday.
Mitch Stetter has not pitched since Saturday.
Wednesday's Game Thread is now open.