Series Preview: Astros (30-25) @ Brewers (26-28)

The Astros make their first visit to Miller Park this year, for the second series against Milwaukee. The Astros swept the Brewers in Houston in a 3-game series earlier this year.
Pitching Probables:
Friday, 5/30, 7:05 p.m. CT: RHP Brandon Backe (4-5, 4.19) vs. LHP Manny Parra (2-2, 5.11)
Satuday, 5/31, 6:05 p.m. CT: RHP Brian Moehler (2-1, 4.40) vs. RHP Ben Sheets (5-1, 2.93)
Sunday, 6/01, 1:05 p.m. CT: RHP Shawn Chacon (2-0, 3.95) vs. RHP Dave Bush (1-5, 6.04)
Things to look for:

  1. Can Ben Sheets improve upon his May 4 start at Houston where he allowed 4 ER over 6 1/3rds IP?
  2. Can Manny Parra improve upon his May 3 start at Houston where he allowed 5 ER and 9 hits over 4 IP?
  3. Will Prince Fielder meet or beat his .385 BA against Astros’ pitching? Will Mike Cameron add to his 3 HR’s against Astros’ pitching in ’08?
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