McGehee to bat fifth in series opener

The lineups are up early here at Miller Park, with a bit of a different batting order for the Brewers. The biggest change is that Casey McGehee has moved up to the fifth spot in the lineup, replacing Corey Hart, who will bat seventh.

Putting McGehee behind Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun definitely makes sense, as McGehee is hitting .385 during his last 25 games. With his two-run homer on Thursday, McGehee brings some needed pop to the fifth slot, replacing Hart, who is hitless (0-for-12) so far in the homestand.

With McGehee batting fifth, J.J. Hardy is back in the two-slot after
spending the last few games in the bottom half of the order.

Here’s Friday’s full lineup:
Craig Counsell 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Mike Cameron CF
Corey Hart RF
Jason Kendall C
Yovani Gallardo RHP

And the Giants’ lineup also is in early:
Aaron Rowand CF
Randy Winn LF
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Bengie Molina C
Travis Ishikawa 1B
Nate Schierholtz RF
Juan Uribe SS
Matt Downs 2B
Matt Cain RHP


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