Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Brewers vs. Cardinals Preview

Chris Carpenter, a Cy Young favorite, one-hit the Brewers on Monday afternoon. With Ryan Braun, out of the lineup the Crew lost 3-0. Tonight, we'll have a former Cy Young winner on the mound facing Manny Parra. It'll be great to see that Braun enjoyed his day off on Labor Day, but also returning to the Crew today is Corey Hart who has been on the DL since August 2. Hart will add to the crowded outfield bringing seven total OFs to the club. We'll see if Macha plays him immediately (see J.J. Hardy), or will he rot on the bench? I tend to believe that Macha should play Hart as much as he can handle raising his trade value in the off season. The Brewers haven't mustered many runs during the current home stand (1-4 record), and with Smoltz toeing the mound, don't look for it to get any easier in tonight's game.

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