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Game Thread #7: Braves (3-3) at Brewers (2-4)

The Brewers are going to try to pull off 3 in a row this afternoon.

Current Series

Brewers lead the series 2-1

Mon 04/04 WP: Peter Moylan (1 - 0)
SV: Craig Kimbrel
LP: Takashi Saito (0 - 1)
1 - 2 loss
Tue 04/05 WP: Yovani Gallardo (1 - 0)
LP: Derek Lowe (1 - 1)
1 - 0 win
Wed 04/06 WP: Marco Estrada (1 - 0)
SV: John Axford
LP: Mike Minor (0 - 1)
5 - 4 win

Atlanta Braves
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Thursday, Apr 7, 2011, 12:40 PM CDT
Miller Park

Tommy Hanson vs Shaun Marcum

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 50.

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Lineups and more after the jump.

I don't have particularly much to day about the pitching matchups today. Shaun Marcum hasn't had much regular-season experience against the Braves, and the sample size is too small in any case. Even looking at his 2011 sample isn't enough; as I saw in someone's tweet, the Brewers pitching staff isn't performing anything like their previous years would indicate. Gallardo isn't striking out batters, Narveson isn't collapsing in the first inning, Saito is giving up home runs and Marcum is walking too many batters. You used to be able to blame that on NL and AL umpires having different strike zones; that's obviously no longer the case. It's just one start. May this one be better.

Today's lineups:

Atlanta Braves Milwaukee Brewers
Martin Prado 3B Rickie Weeks 2B
Nate McLouth CF Carlos Gomez CF
Brian McCann C Ryan Braun LF
Dan Uggla 2B Prince Fielder 1B
Jason Heyward RF Casey McGehee 3B
Alex Gonzalez SS Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Freddie Freeman 1B Nyjer Morgan RF
Matt Young LF George Kottaras C
Tommy Hanson P Shaun Marcum P