Series Preview: Astros (46-55) @ Brewers (59-43)

The Brewers return home still a game back in the NL Central to face the Houston Astros for three games. The Crew is 5-4 in ’08 against the last-place division rival.
Pitching Probables:
Friday, July 25, 7:05 p.m. CT: LHP Wandy Rodriguez (5-3, 3.31) vs. LHP Manny Parra (9-2, 3.68)
Saturday, July 26, 6:05 p.m. CT: RHP Brandon Bracke (6-10, 4.79) vs. RHP Dave Bush (5-8, 4.39)
Sunday, July 27, 1:05 p.m. CT: LHP Randy Wolf (6-10, 4.74) vs. RHP Jeff Suppan (5-6, 4.65)
Things to look for:
1. Can the Brew Crew extend their 9-game winning streak, after returning home and facing a last-place team…but without sending their #1 and #2 starters to the mound?
2. Rodriguez is making his first start ever against the Brewers…can the Crew send him to the showers early?
3. How will the platoon affect Bush’s performance after having last pitched on July 10th…or 16 days between starts?
4. How will Wolf, in his Astros debut after having been acquired from the Padres, fair with his new team, battery mate, and pitching coach?

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