Braun plays, and Rivera, too

Brewers All-Star left fielder Ryan Braun is apparently trying to give the club’s in-house iron man, Prince Fielder, a run for his money. Braun is making his 45th consecutive start tonight against the Rockies, a night after he exited early in San Diego with a sore left shoulder. Braun and Fielder are the only Brewers to start every game this season.

Mike Rivera gets a start as well, his first behind the plate for the Brewers since Oct. 3, 2009. Rivera just re-joined the club this week. We’ll have to ask Ron Roenicke about playing Rivera over Wil Nieves, who is batting .162.  I wouldn’t read too much into Jonathan Lucroy not starting; he was struck in the left wrist by a relay throw last night but told me after the game he was fine. Roenicke said before yesterday’s game that he was considering giving Lucroy a day off.

Players are just now filtering into Miller Park and will play a “show and go” game tonight. They landed in Milwaukee just before 5:30 a.m. CT after losing a nighttime getaway game in San Diego a few hours ago.

The full lineup:

Rickie Weeks 2B
Corey Hart RF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Yuniesky Betancourt SS
Mike Rivera C
Carlos Gomez CF
Zack Greinke RHP


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Jan15 One thing I also do as a tester is to help the team ctornol scope. Most newbie agile teams over-commit, and they work on stories that are too big. Find ways to divide the work into small chunks or threads. Make sure testing estimates are included in story estimates. Sometimes features take longer to test than to code! When you see a story that looks too big, ask if it can be divided up. Sometimes the smaller piece may not deliver much business value, but the team needs to focus on getting one small story done at a time, including all the testing activities.

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