Monday, July 28, 2008

Open Thread of The Season Starts Now

No surprises in the lineup for the Brewers (despite Branyan having the most historic success...but I don't disagree with him sitting tonight).

2B Rickie Weeks
SS J.J. Hardy
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey Hart
3B Bill Hall
CF Mike Cameron
C Jason Kendall
LHP CC Sabathia

As I pointed out earlier, the Brewers absolutely pound Lilly (including in April when he only lasted 4.2 innings) and he hasn't made it into the sixth in three straight starts. Sabathia has only faced the Cubs once in the past few years, getting absolutely shelled two years ago at home (2.1 innings, 9 ER).

The Brewers lead the season series 4-2 but the Cubs have the All Time lead at 81-79. These are two very evenly matched teams, throwing their top pitchers with almost entirely healthy line-ups. If this series doesn't have a playoff atmosphere, I can't imagine any games in July ever would.

Winning the first one is huge with the big man on the mound. Game starts in two hours...LETS GO CREW!!

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