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Game Thread #31: Cubs (16-13) at Brewers (17-13)

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Yovani Gallardo defends Milwaukee's honor against Ryan Dempster and the Cubs tonight. Dempster's struggled a little this year and didn't pitch that well against the Brewers on April 12th, but got the win anyway thanks to Jeff Suppan's right-handed heroics.

Derrek Lee should be back in the lineup for Chicago, but obviously Aramis Ramirez won't:

"He's definitely going to be DL'd," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said.When it was suggested it would be a lengthy stay on the disabled list, Piniella replied, "I would think."

The Brewers' lineup is a little funky, which Witrado chalks up to Cameron's and Hall's bad numbers against Dempster:

2B Rickie Weeks
3B Craig Counsell
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
SS JJ Hardy
RF Corey Hart
CF Chris Duffy
C Jason Kendall
RHP Yovani Gallardo

I'm really not a fan of resting more than one regular on the same day. Sit Hall against any tough righty, sure, but Macha is an engineer and should know better than to overrate Cameron's 20 career plate appearances against Dempster.

Go Brewers!