Cameron sits vs. Giants' Cain

As I predicted in my preview of today’s game, manager Ken Macha decided to give center fielder Mike Cameron a breather against Giants right-hander Matt Cain, and is starting Jody Gerut instead. Cameron is 3-for-27 (.111) in his career against Cain; Gerut is 3-for-7.

Manager Ken Macha had some more interesting thoughts this afternoon about Yovani Gallardo, who could top the 3,000 pitch plateau in this game. Macha has been shown a story of other pitchers Gallardo’s age who have reached that level and then experienced injury issues the following season, including Edinson Volquez and Johnny Cueto of the Reds and former Rays pitcher Edwin Jackson (who is now excelling with the Tigers). The Brewers are keenly aware of Gallardo’s workload, so they gave him two extra days of rest before this start against the Giants and could do the same before his next outing. Club officials have even discussed shutting Gallardo down before the end of the season, but general manager Doug Melvin said that, as of today, there is no such plan in place.

Here’s the lineup:

Felipe Lopez  2B
Frank Catalanotto  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Jody Gerut  CF
J.J. Hardy  SS
Jason Kendall  C
Yovani Gallardo  RHP

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