Friday, August 31, 2012

Lineup, News, Notes - Cutch Gets Day Off, Presley, K-Mac Up

Milwaukee sends young RHP Mark Rogers (2-1, 4.28) against RHP Jeff Karstens (5-3, 3.47) tonight. Rogers went five innings while shutting out the Bucs 7-0 on Sunday. He's a guy who can miss both a bat and the plate, so discipline is a key to solving his stuff. JK shut out the Brew Crew 4-0 last week, and has gone 7-of-10 games getting into at least the seventh inning. The game begins at 8:10 and will be shown on Root Sports.

The lineup: Alex Presley CF, Jose Tabata LF, Travis Snider RF, Garrett Jones 1B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Mike McKenry C, Josh Harrison 2B, Clint Barmes SS, Jeff Karstens P.

Cutch isn't hurt; he's just getting a day off. Walker apparently still is as he misses another game

  • As expected, the Bucs activated Alex Presley and Kyle McPherson, sending Jeff Clement (who cleared waivers) and Chase d'Arnaud back to Bradenton (that makes them eligible to return without the ten day wait). Presley & McPherson are playoff eligible. K-Mac told reporters he was going to work out of the pen, which means Bedard's spot will be probably go to LHP Jeff Locke.
  • Buc pitchers shut out the Cards for 21 consecutive innings, the longest zippo streak since 2009. They've got to buckle down to get the record; the longest shutout streak for Pittsburgh, which is also the MLB mark, is 56 innings by the 1903 Pirates.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers unveiled a statue of their Hall of Fame radio voice Bob Uecker at Miller Park's Home Plate Plaza this afternoon. He threw out the first pitch and bud Doc Severson played the pre-game National Anthem.
  • There's one less Bucco alum at Atlanta. The Braves released the oft injured SS Jack Wilson, who may be at the end of his road. He's hit the 100-games played mark just once since 2007.

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