Fresh off a sweep of the Dbacks and a winning road series, the Brewers return home to Miller Park to take on the struggling, Jason Heyward-less Braves. Follow the jump for the usual.
Tommy Hanson (2-2, 2.83 ERA) will be on the mound for the Braves tonight and (small sample size alert!) the Brewers have actually hit him pretty well; he is 0-1 with a 5.54 ERA against them in two starts. You might remember that the Crew rudely greeted Hanson in his first career start by hitting two 3-run homers off him. Only three Brewers have faced Hanson more than five times: Ryan Braun (7 ABs , .429 BA with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs), Craig Counsell (7 ABs, .286 BA), and Prince Fielder (6 AB, .333 BA).
Doug Davis (1-3, 8.13 ERA) pitched well enough in his last outing to earn his first win of the season; holding the Dodgers to three runs in 5.1 innings. Davis' struggles this year might have something to do with bad luck; his BABIP in an abnormally high .452! Only two Braves have faced Davis more than 10 times: Brian McCann (.364 BA in 11 AB) and David Ross (.250 in 12 AB). Overall, Davis is 1-1, with a 3.74 ERA vs. the Braves.
Via Adam McCalvy, here's tonight's lineup:
Rickie Weeks 2B
Joe Inglett RF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Jim Edmonds CF
Alcides Escobar SS
George Kottaras C
Doug Davis P
In the bullpen:
Todd Coffey pitched 1 inning (25 pitches) yesterday and 1 inning (13 pitches) Friday
Mitch Stetter pitched .1 inning (3 pitches) yesterday
Carlos Villanueva pitched 1 inning (11 pitches) yesterday and 2 innings (24 pitches) Friday
Jeff Suppan pitched 1 inning (13 pitches) yesterday
Manny Parra pitched 2 innings (21 pitches) Saturday
Claudio Vargas pitches 1 inning (20 pitches) Saturday
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (12 pitches) Friday