Milwaukee should be able to escape the wrath that has been the Colorado Rockies as of late. They don't have to face the National League's win-leader in Jason Marquis, as he pitched in yesterday's win over the Cardinals. In that 4 game series, Colorado's rotation accounted for 29 1/3 innings and a 2.45 ERA. Their bats have certainly came alive as well, outscoring the Cards 33-9.
Milwaukee now has a 2.5 game lead in the NL Central.
Nonetheless, Milwaukee will have their hands full with a talented rotation. Braden Looper (5-3) will take to the mound against RHP Jason Hammel (2-3).
Colorado has a 5 game winning-streak entering play tonight. This is their longest since their torrid run in 2007 which resulted in 11 straight wins.
-3 Managers for 1 team....brilliant!
-Milwaukee has the 26th overall pick in today's draft. This is the lowest pick since 1983 when the Crew picked future closer Dan Plesac from NC State. This will Milwaukee first draft in quite sometime, where they won't have Jack Z. However, his right hand man for the past years will be there (Bruce Seid, Director). The Brewers have 5 selections in the first 74 picks. I don't know about you, but I am confident they will land one solid pitcher (preferrably with the 4th or 5th pick).
Here's the thing....Jack Z had a great ideology when it came to the draft, you pick the best player available...regardless of their position or how well your stacked there. This has been proven to be a success in the past 9 years. The times where they didn't do this has resulted in huge mistakes when trying to target pitchers.
HERE is a great story if you would like to read-up before the draft.
Stephen Strasburg will the first overall pick in this years draft. The Washington Nationals will be able to utilize right away next season. Imagine that rotation? Suddenly they are getting pretty dangerous with the likes of Jordan Zimmerman, Shairon Martis, and Strasburg. That's a solid start of a rotation.