Today begins the war for dominance of the NL Central. With the baby bears to the south free-falling (swept by the Padres!), It's the Crew and the Cards. The Brewers, after a dissapointing sweep by the Twins in the Humpty Dump, are at home looking to get back on track. The Cards come to town for a three game set starting today. Here are some things keep in mind:
Season series: Milwaukee 3-0
Monday: Carpenter(2-0 0.00) v Gallardo (4-2 3.83)
Tuesday: Wainwright(4-2 3.41) v Suppan(3-3 4.71)
Wednsday: Wellemeyer(4-4 5.19) v Parra(3-5 5.79)
Brewers: Weeks, Riske.
Cardinals: Ludwick, Glaus, Garcia.
The Brewers will be facing a better Cards team the one we say just a short week ago. Rick Ankiel has returned to the lineup and will start vs. Milwaukee.
Chris Carpenter has not faced the Crew since 2006.
Look for YoGo to bounce back after his subpar performance in his previous start in Houston. Yo gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings. Gallardo has rarely had back to back poor starts so far in his career.