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Edmonds, Kottaras in starting lineup

One night after belting back-to-back home runs in the fourth to put the Brewers on top against the Mariners, speedy center fielder Carlos Gomez and rookie catcher Jonathan Lucroy got the day off Saturday.

Gomez belted the eventual game-winning home run against the Mariners, but the speedy center fielder is back on the bench, in favor of left-handed hitting Jim Edmonds.

It’s beginning to appear as though manager Ken Macha plans to use Gomez and Edmonds in a strict platoon with Edmonds facing right-handed starters and Gomez starting versus lefties.
Behind the plate, catcher George Kottaras gets the nod as Lucroy sits one day after hitting his first career home run and taking his first curtain call.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Escobar  SS
Kottaras  C
Wolf  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter 

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Gomez back in center field vs. Mariners

With the Mariners and former Brewers scouting director Jack Zduriencik in town for Milwaukee’s final Interleague series of the season, manager Ken Macha has speedy center fielder Carlos Gomez back in the lineup.

Gomez and Edmonds have been splitting time of late, and with lefty Ryan Rowland-Smith on the mound for Seattle, Macha has the right-handed hitting Gomez in the lineup in place of the left-handed Edmonds.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Lucroy  C
Gomez  CF
Escobar  SS
Bush  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

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Edmonds, Counsell to start series finale

Manager Ken Macha made no major changes to the Brewers lineup Thursday, but two veterans are back in the starting lineup in favor of a pair of youngsters.

At shortstop and center field, Macha opted for Jim Edmonds and Craig Counsell, giving Carlos Gomez and rookie Alcides Escobar the day off.
Aside from those two changes, the lineup is business as usual for Milwaukee:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Lucroy  C
Counsell  SS
Gallardo  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Edmonds in center field against Twins

Center fielder Jim Edmonds, who was unavailable to play over the weekend due to a shoulder injury, is in the starting lineup Tuesday for the Brewers. 

Edmonds gets the start against Minnesota in place of former Twins center fielder Carlos Gomez, who batted just .105 on the last road trip. Gomez has struggled at the plate since impressing in his first game back from injury on May 21 at Target Field.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Lucroy  C
Escobar  SS
Narveson  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

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No McGehee, Edmonds in finale

Third baseman Casey McGehee is getting a day off Sunday and center fielder Jim Edmonds is apparently unable to play, so veteran infielder Craig Counsell is making his first career start in the five-hole. Manager Ken Macha said last night he was hoping to start Edmonds this afternoon. I’ll update Edmonds physical status after speaking to Macha this morning. 

In the meantime, here is the lineup:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Prince Fielder  1B
Ryan Braun  LF
Craig Counsell  3B
Carlos Gomez  CF
George Kottaras  C
Alcides Escobar  SS
Randy Wolf  LHP
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Edmonds returns to Anaheim

Jim Edmonds, whose career began here at Angel Stadium, is in the lineup as a visitor for the first time tonight as the Brewers continue their Interleague Series against Ervin Santana and the Angels.
Rickie Weeks  DH
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Jim Edmonds  CF
Craig Counsell  2B
Jonathan Lucroy C
Alcides Escobar SS
RHP Dave Bush
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Edmonds, Lucroy start; Hart No. 2 again

Only one change in the Brewers’ lineup from last night as manager Ken Macha has veteran Jim Edmonds in center field and batting sixth in place of Carlos Gomez.

That means right fielder Corey Hart is in the No. 2 hole once again and rookie catcher Jonathan Lucroy gets his third straight start behind the plate as Macha gives George Kottaras some much-needed rest.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Lucroy  C
Escobar  SS
Parra  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Piniella gives Edmonds high praise

Cubs manager Lou Piniella had plenty of nice things to say about Brewers center fielder Jim Edmonds. 
“He did a real nice job here,” Piniella said of Edmonds, who played for the Cubs in 2008. “He came here sometime mid May and he did a very professional job and it was appreciated. He hit 18, 19 home runs and did well in center field. He’s an amazing athlete. 
“Give him credit. He’s had a wonderful career. You’ve got to have some talent when you can sit out a year like he did and still perform at the Major League level.”
Piniella seemed most impressed by Edmonds’ abilities in center field.
 
“He basically intimidates you as a center fielder,” Piniella said. “When I played, the Orioles had a center fielder named Paul Blair and he played shallow. You didn’t want to hit the ball that way because you knew you were out. 
“With Edmonds, it’s the same way. He got after that ball. If you hit it in his vicinity, you were out.”
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Edmonds leading off, Lucroy starting

Manager Ken Macha continued to tweak the Brewers lineup on Thursday, using his fourth different leadoff hitter of the season.

Veteran center fielder Jim Edmonds was in the No. 1 spot for the Crew, with usual leadoff hitter Rickie Weeks batting second behind him. 
Aside from the Edmonds move, Macha’s lineup was pretty straightforward, with rookie catcher Jonathan Lucroy starting in place of George Kottaras.
Here’s the lineup:
Edmonds  CF
Weeks  2B
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Hart  RF
Lucroy  C
Escobar  SS
Bush  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Counsell leading off, Weeks batting 2nd

In what is likely an effort to get more runners on base in front of his power bats, Brewers manager Ken Macha put infielder Craig Counsell in the leadoff spot for Wednesday’s game with second baseman Rickie Weeks in the No. 2 hole.

Weeks becomes the 10th different Brewers hitter to bat second for the club this season. Counsell also becomes the third Brewers hitter to bat leadoff in 2010. 
Macha also appears to be loading the lineup with left-handed bats against Cubs’ right-hander Carlos Zambrano. Counsell replaces Alcides Escobar at shortstop and Jim Edmonds will start for Carlos Gomez in centerfield.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Counsell  SS
Weeks  2B
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Hart  RF
Kottaras  C
Wolf  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

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