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Brewers vist Cubs - Preview


The Milwaukee Brewers open a seven-game road trip Monday at Wrigley Field.  Milwaukee takes on the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a 4-game series.

Milwaukee took 2 of 3 over the weekend from the L.A Dodgers; at the same time St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati all dropped 2 of 3 in their weekend sets.  The Cubs also were 1 for 3 this weekend; Chicago able to win in extra innings Sunday over Tampa Bay avoiding the sweep.

After the Brewers play in Chicago, they head to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers Friday through Sunday.
The two teams have 10-games remaining this season; 4-here, 3 more in Chicago the first three days of September, and they close out the season in Milwaukee September 26th-28th.  Milwaukee leads the season series 5-4 to this point.

Probable Pitchers:
Monday – 7:05 First Pitch, 6:30 pregame on 1150 WHBY
   Milwaukee:  Yovani Gallardo (6-6, 3.54  ERA)
   Chicago: Jake Arrieta (6-3, 2.80 ERA)
Tuesday – 77:05 First Pitch, 6:30 pregame on 1150 WHBY
   Milwaukee:  Wily Peralta (14-6, 3.42 ERA)
   Chicago: Kyle Hendricks (2-1, 2.10 ERA)
Wednesday - 7:05 First Pitch, 6:30 pregame on 1150 WHBY
   Milwaukee:  Kyle Lohse (11-6, 3.33  ERA)
   Chicago: Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1, 3.25 ERA)
Thursday - 1:20 First Pitch, 12:45 pregame on 1150 WHBY
   Milwaukee:  Mike Fiers (1-1, 1.80 ERA)
   Chicago: Edwin Jackson (6-12, 5.61 ERA)

NL Central Standings:
• Brewers (65-53)
• Cardinals (62-54) – 2 GB
• Pirates (62-55) – 2 ½ GB
• Reds (60-58) – 5 GB
• Cubs (50-66) – 14 GB

Rest of the NL Central Schedule:
• St. Louis opens a 3-game series in Miami with the Marlins Monday
• Pittsburgh opens a 4-game series with Detroit Monday; First 2 at home, than 2 in Detroit
• Cincinnati opened a 2-game series with Boston Tuesday.  They are off Monday.

posted : August, 11th by WSCO


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