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Game 89: Brewers at Reds

The Brewers start the second half tonight with a the first game of a 7-game road trip through Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.  It’ll be Braden Looper starting for the Crew, facing off against 23-year old righty Homer Bailey, who’s making his fifth start of the season.

The Brewers lead the season series, 5-3, thanks to a sweep of the Redlegs the last time they met.  The Brewers also tied the all-time series between the two teams at 93 games apiece — with a win, the Brewers can actually improve to a winning record all-time against the Reds.

Unfortunately, it looks like Ken Macha is trying to out-Dusty Dusty Baker by continuing to hit Jason Kendall in the leadoff spot.  Tonight’s lineups after the jump.

Milwaukee   Cincinnati
Pos Player HR RBI AVG   Pos Player HR RBI AVG
C Kendall, Jason 0 23 .233   RF Dickerson, Chris 2 13 .277
2B Counsell, Craig 2 15 .281   CF Taveras, Willy 1 12 .245
LF Braun, Ryan 16 58 .310   1B Votto, Joey 11 42 .351
1B Fielder, Prince 22 78 .315   2B Phillips, Brandon 14 60 .269
3B McGehee, Casey 6 27 .329   LF Nix, Laynce 8 23 .247
CF Cameron, Mike 14 42 .258   C Hernandez, Ramon 5 36 .253
RF Hart, Corey 9 35 .253   3B Encarnacion, Edwin 2 9 .170
SS Hardy, J.J. 10 38 .232   SS Hairston Jr., Jerry 7 25 .251
P Looper, Braden (7-4, 4.94)   P Bailey, Homer (1-0, 5.16)

St. Louis idle tonight, so the Brewers have a chance to move within two games of the Cards with a win.  Here’s to hoping for a good start to the second half.  Feel free to comment on the game as it happens.

Gametime is 6:05 PM Central.

  1. July 16, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Bit surprised at Looper getting the nod…would have preferred Gallardo on 3½ days rest…but Looper is a better choice than Suppan.

  2. Jaymes Langrehr
    July 17, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Apparently Gallardo won’t be going until Sunday, giving him a couple extra days off. I have mixed feelings about that…on one hand, Yo was starting to look really worn down by the All-Star Break, but on the other hand, he also hasn’t fared all that well when he’s gotten those extra days off this year.

  3. July 17, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Yeah, he want Yo rested for the stretch run…but I’m just worried that he’ll get one fewer start because of him being back so far in the rotation now…and, as we know from last year, one game can make the difference.

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