It's looking like Rickie Weeks will go on the DL as expected, which should be announced tomorrow or Wednesday. With that being said, Mat Gamel will have his first Major League start tonight at thirdbase! Craig Counsell will start at secondbase.
According to Tom Haudricourt, Melvin and Macha with have Casey McGahee start at third against lefties and Gamel against righties.
Now imagine this....three, count'em three left-handed batters will be in the lineup tonight versus the Cards' Kyle Lohse. When was the last time Milwaukee had three lefties in the lineup? Anyone? Get on it.
If/when Rickie Weeks gets put on the 15 day DL, I would expect to see Alcides Escobar getting brought up from AAA Nashville. He would then have some spot starts to give JJ Hardy days-off. So, it's looking like Wisconsinites will see two of the Brewers hottest prospects in some time, make their big league debuts sooner than expected!
Although I don't want to see Weeks going on the DL, it's nice to have this happen now while the Crew is on a roll. This would be a nightmare if it happened after July. Having two young, inexperienced prospects fill huge roles like this is a lot to ask for and can have a long-term effect on the players talent growth. Although both were added to the expanded playoff roster last season, this will be their first true gig in the bigs.