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Gamethread #143: Brewers (66-77) at Astros (69-75)

Will the Brewers remember how to hit? Will Prince Fielder be back in the lineup?

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3 game series vs Astros @ Minute Maid Park

Milwaukee Brewers
@ Houston Astros

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010, 7:05 PM CDT
Minute Maid Park

Chris Capuano vs Bud Norris

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Find out after the jump...

The Brewers will look to Chris Capuano (3-3, 4.09 ERA) to continue the streak of good outings by the starting rotation. He'll be making his fourth start in a row and sixth start overall this season. His last time out was easily his best start of the season: 7 IP, only 1 ER allowed on 4 H against the Cardinals. He has better numbers as a reliever this year, but overall, he's been getting the job done as a starter. And really, who else is there? In his career against the Astros, Capuano is 4-3 with a 3.49 ERA. Only Jeff Keppinger has faced Capuano at least 10 times; he's hitting .250/.250/.333 against in 12 PA against him.

Cappy will oppose Bud Norris (7-8, 5.16 ERA). The 25-year-old righty had some pretty decent numbers in the minors, but they haven't quite translated to the majors yet. Interestingly enough, his peripherals are pretty similar. In fact, he has a lower WHIP in the majors than he did in the minors. That being said, Norris is looking a lot better these days. Since the All-Star break he is 5-2 with a 4.39 ERA. Norris is 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA in his career against the Brewers. No Brewer has faced him at least 10 times.

Tonight's Lineup

Inglett 2B
Escobar SS
Braun LF
Fielder 1B
McGehee 3B
Hart RF
Gomez CF
Lucroy C
Capuano LHP

In the bullpen...
Brandon Kintzler pitched .2 innings (35 pitches) yesterday ans 1.1 innings Friday.
Todd Coffey pitched .2 innings (5 pitches) yesterday.
Zach Braddock pitched (2 pitches) yesterday.
Mike McClendon pitched .2 innings (10 pitches) yesterday.
Kameron Loe pitched .2 innings (17 pitches) Sunday and 1 inning Friday.
John Axford pitched 1.1 innings (19 pitches) Sunday and .2 innings Tuesday.
Jeremy Jeffress pitched 1 inning (11 pitches) Saturday.
Mark Rogers pitched 1.1 innings (9 pitches) Friday.
Manny Parra pitched 1 inning (16 pitches) Wednesday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) Tuesday
Carlos Villanueva pitches .1 inning (9 pitches) Tuesday

Go Brewers!