Live from Miller Park, Game 3 Brewers vs. Cubs

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Miller Park Press Box

It’s a treat for the Sportsbank.net today as well as TSB’s resident Brewers Beat chick.  I’ll be taking the reigns for FoxSportsWisconsin.com and giving you all the latest from Row 1 of the Press Box at Miller Park.

If you like small blue birds, find me tweeting @MilwBrewersBeat and follow along with us that way. If you prefer I serve you your meat and potatoes on a silver platter, just keep logging on for player interviews and my reaction right here on the home page. Today’s preview of Cubs @ Brewers is now served. Bon Appetite!

By: Melissa S. Wollering

Here at Miller Park, the roof is open and some passing clouds shouldn’t fool you. If the Brewers have anything to do with it, it will be bright for Game 3 as the Crew attempts to win the series against the Cubs.

Dave Bush has not been as sunny against Chicago. He takes the mound today with a 2-9 record and 5.43 ERA against the Baby Bears. This season, Bush toughed out two starts against the Cubs, posting an 0-1 record and 8.38 ERA.

Call it unfortunate scheduling or coincidence, but Bush faces-off against Ryan Dempster, who is 13-3 with a 2.67 ERA against the Crew. This year, he is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA.

Milwaukee and Chicago’s lineups share something in common this series; both have a generous helping of rookies making an impact. For the Cubs, Starlin Castro, Tyler Colvin, Andrew Cashner and James Russell have all been helping the team’s struggling arms and offense over the last few weeks. For Milwaukee, John Axford, Zach Braddock, Kameron Loe and Jonathan Lucroy among others have been contributing. Some of these Cubs and Brewers rookies will also see some action today.

Former Cubbie Jim Edmonds gets his second consecutive start for Milwaukee, today in centerfield. However, if my tally serves me correctly, the Brewers are now 0-7 over his last seven starts. Ouch. Here’s to hoping that is sheer coincidence.

BREWERS STARTING LINEUP

CF JIM EDMONDS
2B RICKIE WEEKS
1B PRINCE FIELDER
LF RYAN BRAUN
3B CASEY McGEHEE
RF COREY HART
C JONATHAN LUCROY
SS ALCIDES ESCOBAR

SP DAVE BUSH

CUBS STARTING LINEUP

RF FUKUDOME

2B THERIOT

CF BYRD

3B TRACY

1B NADY

LF COLVIN

C SOTO

SS CASTRO

P DEMPSTER

CUBS STARTING LINEUP

RF  FUKUDOME

2B  THERIOT

CF  BYRD

3B  TRACY

1B  NADY

LF  COLVIN

C   SOTO

SS  CASTRO

P  DEMPSTER

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  1. paulmbanks says

    Congrats on the gig! everyone, throw her some comments when you can for support.

  2. Pretty badass. You got to see a season first already: Dave Bush getting through the first inning without giving up a run or throwing 30 pitches.

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