- Christian Yelich was activated from the disabled list this morning, sending Jorge Lopez back down to AAA after he had his first MLB hit Monday night. Yelich is not in the starting lineup Tuesday but is available off the bench. Yelich will be in the starting lineup on Wednesday. Yelich, who is the teams best overall hitter, can certainly pump some life back into this offense.
- Ryan Braun and Eric Thames are both back in the Brewers lineup after injuries over the weekend and were out of the starting lineup for Monday’s game against the Reds. Thames, a noted Reds killer, gets his first ABs against the Reds this season. I am calling a double home run game for Thames tonight.
- Jacob Nottingham is getting his first career start Tuesday, after getting the call-up for Monday’s game and having his first career AB result in a walk. Nottingham was called up after Manny Pina was placed on the disabled list with a right calf strain. It makes sense that Nottingham’s first start is tonight with Guerra on the mound, someone he has caught many times down in AAA.
- The last seven days the starting pitchers have thrown 30.1 innings and the relief pitching has 23.1 innings. On the season the starters have 85.1 innings, the relievers have 71.1.
- Josh Hader has a 20.48 K/9 and a 7.33 K/BB. Continues to have unhittable stuff on the mound.
- Chase Anderson has continued his success from last season in four starts so far, 2.82 ERA in 22.1 with 18 strikeouts.
Tuesday Night’s Lineup vs. Cincinnati
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