Rivera, Bush battery tonight

As usual, backup catcher Mike Rivera is in the lineup tonight to catch Dave Bush, who is facing the Reds for the first time this season.

The Brewers won’t have to deal with talented Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who was placed on the DL with stress related to an inner-ear condition. Minus the “stress” part of the equation, it sure sounds to me like the problem Ben Sheets faced a few years ago. I’m no doctor, though.

The lineups:

REDS
Chris Dickerson  CF
Jerry Hairston Jr.  3B
Jay Bruce RF
Brandon Phillips  2B
Laynce Nix  LF
Ramon Hernandez  1B
Alex Gonzalez  SS
Ryan Hanigan  C
Aaron Harang  RHP

BREWERS
Craig Counsell  2B
J.J. Hardy  SS
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Mike Cameron  CF
Corey Hart  RF
Bill Hall  3B
Mike Rivera  C
Dave Bush  RHP

Hall, by the way, is 16-for-44 (.364) against Harang with three home runs. That’s why he’s starting at third base over Mat Gamel.

1 Comment

Where is Ray Durham?

Is he retired or a free agent?

Could be a cost effective way to spell Counsell this year….

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