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Inglett gets a start

Joe Inglett is getting a rare start in right field for the Brewers, who are aiming for a three-game sweep of the Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Here’s the lineup:

Rickie Weeks  2B
Joe Inglett  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Chris Dickerson  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
George Kottaras  C
Dave Bush  RHP
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Capuano returns to rotation

Brewers lefty Chris Capuano takes his place in the starting rotation tonight with a return engagement against the Pirates, the team he beat in his most recent start on July 19. He’ll get a series of starts in a very important final five-plus weeks of the season. For Capuano, it’s a chance to showcase his ability heading into free agency. For the Brewers, it’s a chance to see whether he’s worth continuing to invest in. 

The lineup is pretty standard. Still no Carlos Gomez:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Lorenzo Cain  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
Jonathan Lucroy  C
Chris Capuano LHP
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Dickerson gets start in CF versus Pirates

As the Brewers open a three-game set against the Pirates on Friday, there’s little of note in the lineup. 

The only real question when manager Ken Macha fills out his lineup card these days is who is going to play center field. For the series opener, the answer to that question was left-handed hitting outfielder Chris Dickerson.
With Dickerson starting, it leaves a pair of right-handed hitting outfielders on the bench in Carlos Gomez and Lorenzo Cain. For Dickerson, the start is his third of the homestand and first in center field since August 15 against the Rockies at Coors Field.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Braun  LF
Fielder  1B
McGehee  3B
Dickerson  CF
Escobar  SS
Lucroy  C
Narveson  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Cain still in CF for finale

Standard stuff today as the Brewers try to avoid getting swept by the Dodgers:

Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Lorenzo Cain  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
Jonathan Lucroy  C
Yovani Gallardo  RHP
Cain has been “better than expected” defensively, manager Ken Macha said Wednesday night after Cain showed off his arm strength. He ranged into right-center field for Matt Kemp’s sacrifice fly and somehow halted his momentum long enough to fire a throw home that nearly beat Ryan Theriot to the plate. 
“Oh, man, what a throw,” Macha said. “is defense has been better than expected.”
Macha didn’t know Cain had such a strong arm. He had few chances to show it off in Spring Training games. 
“It’s pretty darn accurate, too,” Macha said. “When you’re running like he was running on that sacrifice fly, and then you put the brakes on and make a fairly accurate throw and get a close play … I didn’t even think he had a chance.”

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Hart back in lineup, Gomez back to bench

Corey Hart returns to regular action for the Brewers tonight in Game 2 of their series against the Dodgers after missing three starts because of a tight right hamstring. Hart’s return means that Carlos Gomez, activated on Tuesday, is back on the bench. Manager Ken Macha kept his word by leaving Lorenzo Cain in center field. 

Here’s the full lineup:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Lorenzo Cain  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
George Kottaras  C
Randy Wolf  LHP
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Still no Hart in Brewers lineup

Before Sunday’s game, All-Star right fielder Corey Hart said he could play, but would sit one more game before returning to the Brewers lineup after Monday’s off-day. On Tuesday, Hart remained out of the lineup, resting his right hamstring.

In Hart’s place, manager Ken Macha started speedy Carlos Gomez, who was recently activated from the disabled list. Aside from Gomez in right, the lineup is business as usual for the series opener against the Dodgers.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Escobar  SS
Braun  LF
Fielder  1B
McGehee 3B
Cain  CF
Gomez RF
Lucroy  C
Bush  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Still no Hart; Counsell plays No. 1,500

The Brewers will aim for a three-game sweep of the first-place Padres on Sunday, without their All-Star right fielder in the lineup but with a shortstop playing a milestone game. 

Corey Hart will sit out for the second straight day to rest his tight right hamstring, an ailment that sent him to the showers early on Friday night. Hart and the Brewers have called his absence precautionary, and giving him another day Sunday affords Hart a nice, long break, since the Brewers have an off-day Monday. 
Craig Counsell is in the lineup at shortstop and will play the 1,500th game of a fine Major League career that spans 15 seasons and includes two Wold Series wins. He turned 40 on Saturday. 
Perhaps Manny Parra will celebrate the occasion by finding his way through the sixth inning. He has yet to pitch more than six innings this season, and has pitched five, 5 1/3 or 5 2/3 innings in nine of his last 10 starts. Considering the bullpen has been used up in the first two games of the series, Parra would do everybody a favor by pitching deep into the game today.
Here’s the full lineup:

Rickie Weeks  2B

Craig Counsell  SS
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Lorenzo Cain  CF
Chris Dickerson  RF
Jonathan Lucroy  C
Manny Parra  LHP
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Wolf vs. Wainwright

It’s a beautiful day in St. Louis, but the Brewers won’t be able to enjoy the weather. They’ll be staring down Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright, who is 11-0 in his 12 home starts this season and is riding a Major League-record 27 consecutive quality starts in home games. He’s already pitched a pair of complete games against Milwaukee this year. 

Here’s how the Brewers will try to reverse the trend:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Lorenzo Cain  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
George Kottaras  C
Randy Wolf  LHP
Very interesting that Cain is in the lineup. Manager Ken Macha apparently isn’t afraid to expose the rookie outfielder to one of the league’s nastiest starting pitchers. 
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Bush pitches series opener at Busch

Here’s the lineup for the opener of a two-game series at Busch Stadium. This one-night road trip is killing my Marriott point balance. 
Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Lorenzo Cain  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
Jonathan Lucroy  C
Dave Bush  RHP
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Hawkins will get second opinion

Frustrated Brewers reliever LaTroy Hawkins has a Monday morning appointment at the Los Angeles offices of Dr. Lewis Yocum, a renowned orthopedist who will offer a fresh opinion on Hawkins’ balky right shoulder. Hawkins will undergo an MRI scan. A similar scan back in May revealed inflammation but no serious damage. 

Hawkins was placed back on the 15-day DL on Thursday with what the Brewers continue to call “right shoulder weakness.” Hawkins, who spent nearly three months on the DL with the same ailment earlier this season, said there is indeed weakness in the joint but also tightness, a sensation that prevents him from getting full extension on his pitches. He was feeling fine until one fastball in Monday’s outing against Arizona. 
“I want to be able to carry my own weight,” Hawkins said. “Shoot, I can’t carry my own weight right now. It’s miserable being out there in the bullpen and you can’t carry your own weight.”
The Brewers did get better news on the Ryan Braun health front. As expected, the left fielder is back in the lineup after missing four starts with a strained left wrist. 
Here’s the full lineup:

Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF

Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Craig Counsell SS
Lorenzo Cain  CF
George Kottaras  C
Randy Wolf  LHP
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