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Gerardo Parra making first start as a Brewer

Parra is taking the place of an injured Khris Davis in left field.

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Today's Lineups

Carlos Gomez - CF Matt Carpenter - 3B
Gerardo Parra - LF Kolten Wong - 2B
Ryan Braun - RF Matt Holliday - LF
Aramis Ramirez - 3B Matt Adams - 1B
Jonathan Lucroy - C Jhonny Peralta - SS
Lyle Overbay - 1B Oscar Taveras - RF
Scooter Gennett - 2B Tony Cruz - C
Jean Segura - SS Peter Bourjos - CF
Kyle Lohse - RHP Justin Masterson - RHP

Gerardo Parra will be making his first start as a Milwaukee Brewer Saturday night against the Cardinals. Left fielder Khris Davis left Friday's game with calf tightness and will be given some time off as he is officially listed day-to-day.

Parra, acquired hours before the trade deadline from the Arizona Diamondbacks, received one at-bat after coming in for Davis. It was not a very successful debut with the team as he struck out. He'll hopefully have better luck against one of two big Cardinals trade pick-ups, Justin Masterson. Masterson has had an awful year so far; here's hoping that continues in his first start with St. Louis.

Meanwhile, Scooter Gennett is back in the lineup after missing Friday's contest with a bruised finger. The second baseman has missed time recently and hit just .267/.286/.433 in July. As the Brewers push towards the playoffs, they'll need Gennett to get back on track at the plate. Getting healthy is the first step in that.