Interesting Brewers lineup for the finale of a series of Citi Field, where it’s windy but still dry at the moment. The onset of these awful storms keeps getting pushed back, so perhaps we’ll get a window.
Rickie Weeks 2B
Casey McGehee 3B
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
The Brewers are running out the same lineup, weather-permitting, of course, as they planned to use Monday before that game was rained out. The teams are scheduled for one game tonight, two tomorrow and one more on Thursday if we can dodge Mother Nature the rest of the way.
Rickie Weeks 2B
Steady rain fell in New York on Monday and the radar showed more of it coming, so the Mets decided more than an hour before the scheduled first pitch to postpone the series opener. Since the weather report is ominous for Tuesday, the teams are to play a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET.
Randy Wolf will start Tuesday, weather-permitting. Yovani Gallardo and Dave Bush are scheduled to work Wednesday’s doubleheader, though the order is to be determined. Chris Narveson will start Thursday.
That means rookie Mark Rogers, originally slated to pitch Thursday’s series finale, will start a game in Cincinnati instead. Manager Ken Macha didn’t want to throw Rogers, who will once again be on a pitch count, the day after a doubleheader.
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The Brewers beat the Marlins in a 7-1 rout in Sunday’s home finale, but the result was secondary on an emotional afternoon at Miller Park. For those who have yet to sift through the links on Brewers.com, here’s a bit of a recap:
Hot off the presses from the Brewers. Jake Odorizzi is a no-brainer, but I’m probably not the only one surprised that Erik Komatsu got the nod over a higher-profile prospect like Brett Lawrie or Scooter Gennett:
The Milwaukee Brewers today announced the recipients of the 2010 Robin Yount Performance Awards which recognizes the Brewers Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year. Outfielder Erik Komatsu was selected as the club’s Minor League Player of the Year and right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi was named the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year.Komatsu, 22, spent the entire season with Class-A Brevard County, where he batted .323 with 5 HR, 63 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 130 games with more walks (68) than strikeouts (61). Komatsu led the Florida State League in runs scored (90), on-base percentage (.413) and walks and ranked second in the league in batting average and hits (157). He was selected to the Florida State League Midseason and Postseason All-Star teams.Komatsu played all three outfield positions, making 73 starts in center field, 30 starts in right field and 22 starts in left field. He had a 13-game hitting streak from July 15-30 and reached base safely in 23 straight games from May 3-27. Komatsu was drafted by the Brewers in the eighth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Cal-State Fullerton and was signed by area scout Josh Belovsky.Odorizzi, 20, spent the entire season with Class-A Wisconsin, where he went 7-3 with a 3.43 ERA (120.2ip, 46er) in 23 games (20 starts). His ERA ranked ninth-best in the Midwest League. He was selected to the Midwest League All-Star team and was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for August 23-30.As a starter, Odorizzi went 7-2 with a 3.20 ERA (112.2ip, 40er). He made three relief appearances, going 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (8ip, 6er) and one save. Odorizzi was drafted by the Brewers in the supplemental first round (32nd overall) of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Highland (IL) High School. He was signed by area scout Harvey Kuenn Jr.
After a two-day absence, shortstop Alcides Escobar is back in action for the Brewers tonight behind left-hander Chris Narveson, who will try to extend a club record the club quietly set Friday night. Brewers pitchers have combined for at least 10 strikeouts in five straight games, matching a mark set by Chris Capuano, Derrick Turnbow & Co. from Sept. 26-30 in 2005.