On to Milwaukee

Braden Looper and Jeff Karstens go at 8:05 in Miller Park, a veritable house of horrors for the Buccos. Eric Hinske and Craig Monroe are getting starts tonight, Brian Bixler is still at short for Jack Wilson, and Freddy Sanchez is back at second base after a day off yesterday. Even with Freddy back, it’s hard to look at this lineup and process that it’s the starting lineup not just for a Major League team, but for one that’s currently 11-7.

Jeff Karstens is going to have to pitch better tonight than he did in his first two starts if he wants to avoid getting rocked by Milwaukee’s lineup. Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder are both heating up and it seems like Milwaukee’s bats are due for a breakout some time in the near future. Here’s hoping it’s not tonight.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.