Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Brewers aiming for NLCS; D-Back's face possible elimination

What a time to be sick....right when the Brewers are on the cusp of earning their first ever trip to the National League Championship Series!  I have been out of commission for almost a week due to the cold.  But am ready to stay awake to watch game 3 tonight.

Milwaukee is on all cylinders right now and taking their show on the road to Arizona where they will try to sweep the D-backs right out of the playoffs. 

Here is a look at the storylines leading in to tonight's game:

Shaun Marcum is at ease as he will take to the mound tonight.  Having come over from the AL East, Marcum feels ready and willing to do work in Arizona.  His NL best road era of 2.21 will go up against Josh Collmenter (10-10, 3.38).  Collmenter blanked the Crew earlier in the season, but that was when the Crew was resting Ryan Braun, Nyjer Morgan was on the DL and Jerry Hairston Jr was still playing in DC. 

Speaking of Hairston, he's probably one of the biggest acquisition during the 2011 season--which was all but under the radar.

Nice story on Saito by the Phily Daily News.  This 41 year-old reliever had to go through a lot this season; from the earthquake that rocked his home country to the many injuries that had set him back through out the first half of the season. He's a big piece to the bull pen though! 

Prince is ready for the Chase Field boo's.

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