RHP A.J. Burnett (15-5, 3.67 ERA) takes the bump against the Brewers RHP Marco Estrada (2-5, 4.02). AJ had a rough August, traditionally his toughest month (26-26, 4.54), but his career line shows that he returns to form again in September (22-19, 3.99); let's hope he picks it up during the stretch. After a pretty strong July, Estrada, who missed time with a quad injury earlier in the season, has been spotty in August. The game starts at 7:10 and will be aired by Root Sports.
The lineup: Alex Presley LF, Travis Snider RF, Andrew McCutchen CF, Garrett Jones 1B, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Josh Harrison 2B, Rod Barajas C, Clint Barmes SS, AJ Burnett P.
The Kid is still out, and it looks as if Presley/Tabata will become a tag team in left.
Milwaukee is 8-2 in their last ten games, and they've been doing it with pitching. The Brew Crew has surrendered three or fewer runs in six of those wins. Pittsburgh is 3-7 during the same stretch and tossed a shutout during each win.