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Hart back, Fielder plays 300th straight

Ryan Braun remains sidelined with a strained left wrist, but fellow All-Star right fielder Corey Hart is back in the Brewers lineup Wednesday after sitting out two games with a stiff lower back. 

The Brewers need to win the final two games of this four-game series to avoid their first series loss to the D-backs since July 14-16, 2006, when they dropped two of three at Chase Field. The Brewers haven’t lost a home series to Arizona since Sept. 19-21, 2003, when they also dropped two of three.
Oh, and Prince Fielder is playing in his 300th consecutive game tonight. Considering all of the  hit by pitches and the myriad of ways we’ve seen other players banged up, it’s an impressive streak of durability.
Rickie Weeks  2B
Lorenzo Cain  LF
Corey Hart  RF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Chris Dickerson  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
Jonathan Lucroy  C
Dave Bush  RHP
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Macha shakes up Brewers lineup vs. D-backs

Hours after trading veteran center fielder Jim Edmonds to the Reds for outfielder Chris Dickerson, manager Ken Macha had plenty of changes in store for the Brewers lineup.

Milwaukee’s regular starters for both corner outfield positions, Ryan Braun (wrist) and Corey Hart (back), got the night off on Monday with minor injuries. The ripple effect of those moves resulted in rookie Alcides Escobar making his first career start in right field.
Utility man Joe Inglett will start in left field. Making the move even more peculiar is the fact that Dickerson is expected to be in uniform Monday night for the Brewers. Rather than use the newly-acquired outfielder, though, Macha opted for Escobar who has impressed in the outfield.
Sounds like Dickerson won’t arrive in Milwaukee until about 5 p.m., however, so that may explain the decision to use Escobar in the outfield. Still, the move leaves the Brewers bench with no infielders, just Hart, Braun, Dickerson and catcher George Kottaras.
The batting order saw some changes as well, beginning at the top:
Escobar  RF
Counsell  SS
Weeks   2B
Fielder  1B
McGehee  3B
Cain  CF
Inglett  LF
Lucroy  C
Narveson  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Cain in lineup

The Brewers are putting Lorenzo Cain right to work after his Friday afternoon call-up, starting him in tonight’s series-opener against the Astros. With left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on the hill for Houston, it’s a good opportunity to rest Jim Edmonds and his sore Achilles. 

Cain was promoted to replace Carlos Gomez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday, with a concussion. Chalk this up as a precautionary move, because as I write this, Gomez is part of the group taking early batting practice. 
Here’s the lineup:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Prince Fielder  1B
Ryan Braun  LF
Casey McGehee  3B
Lorenzo Cain  CF
Alcides Escobar SS
George Kottaras  C
Dave Bush  RHP
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A game of streaks

While we wait for a Brewers lineup today, I thought I’d pass along an interesting note from the Brewers’ daily media notes. Over their last 10 games, the Brewers have compiled a 5-game winning streak along with a current 5-game losing skid. Here’s a look at the numbers in that span:
   Wins (5)                       Team Stat                 Losses (5)
     .252                          Batting Average              189
      25                             Runs Scored                    8
      15                             Runs Allowed                  38
10-41 (.244)                        RISP                    3-35 (.086)
2.80 (45ip, 14er)                  ERA                   7.50 (42ip, 35er)
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Edmonds back in Brewers lineup

Outfielder Jim Edmonds is still nursing a sore Achilles, but he’s back in the lineup as the Brewers try to avoid a three-game Astros sweep. Manager Ken Macha would like to begin using Edmonds more, assuming his health holds up, and is tentatively planning to test him as a starter today, tomorrow in Chicago and again Wednesday. 

The Brewers certainly need his bat. They haven’t scored in 23 consecutive innings entering today, and are 0-for-20 with runners in scoring position in those innings. 
Here’s the full lineup:

Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Prince Fielder  1B
Ryan Braun  LF
Casey McGehee  3B
Jim Edmonds  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
George Kottaras  C
Randy Wolf  LHP
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Quiet Trade Deadline for Brewers

We’re less than 30 minutes from the nonwaiver Trade Deadline and it appears the Brewers might let it pass without any deals. We’ll chat with Gord Ash later today about the team’s activity over the last 24 hours.

First baseman Brett Wallace, called-up to replace the departed Lance Berkman, is in Houston’s lineup as the No. 6 hitter. The Brewers’ lineup looks like this:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Prince Fielder  1B
Ryan Braun  LF
Casey McGehee  3B
Jonathan Lucroy  C
Alcides Escobar  SS
Carlos Gomez  CF
Dave Bush  RHP
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Brewers seek series win vs. Reds

Ken Macha dropped Joe Inglett down to the eighth spot in the order today against Reds left-hander Brandon Wood, but otherwise the lineup looks familiar for the Brewers, who are trying to win the series against the team ahead of them in the standings. 
Here’s the full lineup:
Weeks  2B
Escobar  SS
Braun  LF
Fielder  1B
McGehee  3B
Lucroy  C
Gomez  CF
Iglett  RF
Narveson LHP
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Still no Hart in Brewers lineup

Corey Hart remains sidelined by a wrist injury as the Brewers begin a key, three-game series against the Reds at Miller Park. If the Brewers really harbor hopes this season, they’ll have to absolutely dominate their remaining games against Cincinnati and St. Louis. 

We’ll get an update on Hart’s condition in a few minutes and will pass it along.
Here’s the lineup:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Alcides Escobar  SS
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
George Kottaras  C
Carlos Gomez  CF
Joe Inglett  RF
Randy Wolf  LHP
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Cain sent down, clears spot for Gallardo

The Brewers indeed returned to a 13-man pitching staff on Thursday, optioning outfielder Lorenzo Cain back to Triple-A Nashville to clear a roster spot for right-hander Yovani Gallardo to return from the disabled list. Gallardo will start against the Pirates tonight in the finale of a four-game series, and I’ll post the lineup here as soon as it’s available. 

Can you really blame Ken Macha for wanting 13 pitchers? A Brewers starter has allowed at least 10 runs four times in the last 12 games, including three times in the last four games and two straight. Randy Wolf was the victim on Wednesday night, when he stayed in the game long enough to surrender a career-worst 12 runs. 
To find a poorer four-game stretch for one team’s starters, the Elias Sports Bureau had to go back to 1937, when St. Louis Browns pitchers allowed at least 10 runs in three consecutive games. Browns pitchers did it twice more that month. But, according to ESPN.com, you have to go back a year further, to the 1936 Philadelphia A’s, to find the last time a team had four different starters surrender at least 10 runs in a single month.
Here’s the lineup:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Joe Inglett  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Jim Edmonds  CF
Jonathan Lucroy  C
Craig Counsell 3B
Alcides Escobar SS
Yovani Gallardo  RHP
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Gomez back in the lineup

With lefty Zach Duke set to start for the Pirates, center fielder Carlos Gomez is back in the Brewers lineup for Game 3 of this series at PNC Park.
Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Carlos Gomez  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
George Kottaras  C
Randy Wolf  LHP
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