Jeff Suppan (7-7)
Cha Seung Baek (4-6/rhp)
Ryan Braun will sit again, which will put a severe strain on the bench. It's a long flight out west with no days off in between...Should be a good one tonight. I anticipate a rough start and a low scoring game tonight. I trust that the Brewers will come ready to play, being that we are only 3.5 games out of first!
-Milwaukee is heavily favored to win tonight (-125). This is there third straight series against a last place team in their respective divisions.
-Evan Longoria will be out at least 3 weeks (disabled list) with a broken wrist. In an 'oh-shit' moment for the Rays, they find out that Carl Crawford will probably need season-ending surgery. Let's see how good this "Cinderella Team" is? I have a feeling they will still go on strong. They have too many options in that line up and some prospects that are just itching for a call-up.
-Adam Dunn (pictured below...) was traded to the D'Backs for a satchel of marbles. Really? You're going to have Brandon Phillips lead your team? Stand up guy, especially how he turned his back on Josh Hamilton.
Finally...some promising news for the cluster-f*ck that is third base in Milwaukee:
Escobar is making a push for a September call up. His second half performance is off the charts and I would anticipate this future All Star to take over the position by mid-season, 2009. Escobar is now the best baseball player in the minors at this moment. The Huntsville 3 will make an impact with the Crew in 2009 and 2010.