The Dale Sveum (sp?) Era begins tonight for the Milwaukee Brewers as they travel to Wrigley for a three game set against the Cubs. This three game set is followed by a three game set at Miller Park in about ten days. Needless to say, these six games could determine whether or not the Brewers make it to the post season. Chicago is all but assured of a spot with their magic number at 6.
Should be a fun game to watch with CC Sabathia and Ryan Dempster on the bump for the Brewers and Cubs respectively. The Brewers will be pressing a bit, but also can play with relatively no pressure now that they fired their manager…it all depends on how the players internalize the situation. The Phillies who are tied for the Wild Card lead “tee off” an hour ahead of this game, so the Brewers will have one eye on the scoreboard all night as well. The Cubs could be positioned for a letdown of sorts after a no-no by Carlos Zambrano and a near no-no by Ted Lilly. The Cubs bats however have woken up the last two games.
We will be here to chat the game later today.