First, the bad news: The Brewers' seven game winning streak ended last night, and Jeff Suppan is pitching today.
Now, the good news: If you can make it through Suppan's innings today, you'll be rewarded with Trevor Hoffman's first appearance of the spring.
Join us after the jump for today's pitching matchup, lineup and conversation on today's game!
Joel Pineiro (15-12, 3.49 ERA in 2009, 0-0, 9.00 this spring) is making his third appearance of the spring, and his first since allowing four runs on seven hits in three innings against the Cubs on Sunday. He faced the Brewers three times as a member of the Cardinals last season, and posted a 3.43 ERA in 21 innings.
Jeff Suppan (7-12, 5.29 ERA in 2009, 1-0, 7.00 this spring) is making his fourth spring start and his first since allowing four home runs on Sunday. Suppan is the only Brewer to allow multiple home runs this spring (he's allowed five). He's also tied for the team lead in hits allowed (12), and is second in earned runs allowed (7).
Via Tyler Barnes, here's today's Brewer lineup:
Rickie Weeks 2B
Alcides Escobar SS
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Jim Edmonds CF
Corey Hart RF
George Kottaras C
Jeff Suppan P
Enjoy the game!