"Cat" gets a start against Verlander
For those who missed it on Twitter, here’s Milwaukee’s lineup against the Tigers today:
Craig Counsell 2B
Casey McGehee DH
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Frank Catalanotto RF
Mike Cameron CF
Mat Gamel 3B
J.J. Hardy SS
Jason Kendall C
RHP Yovani Gallardo
Macha said he started Catalanotto in an ongoing effort to keep his bench players sharp, and managers tend to make those kinds of moves on the road. But it’s a somewhat odd day to do it, since Catalanotto enters the day 1-for-10 with two strikeouts against Tigers starter Justin Verlander. The lone hit was a home run.
The Brewers are 0-3 in Catalanotto’s previous starts.
Macha didn’t mention any injury issues for Hart, who’s 10-game hitting streak is the longest by a Brewer this season.