Series Preview: Cubs (61-44) @ Brewers (60-45)

Let’s get ready to rumble! This marks the third series between these two teams, but the first at Miller Park. The Brewers are 4-2 so far against the Cubs this season.
Pitching Probables:
Monday, July 28, 7:05 p.m. CT: LHP Ted Lilly (10-6, 4.49) vs. LHP CC Sabathia (10-8, 3.30)
Tuesday, July 29, 7:05 p.m. CT: RHP Carlos Zambrano (11-4, 2.96) vs. RHP Ben Sheets (10-3, 2.87)
Wednesday, July 30, TBD: RHP Ryan Dempster (11-4, 2.99) vs. LHP Manny Parra (9-3, 3.72)
Thursday, July 31, 1:05 p.m. CT: RHP Rich Harden (5-2, 2.10) vs. RHP Dave Bush (5-8, 4.51)
Things to look for:
1. The Brewers need to win at least 3 of the 4 games to take sole possession of first place in the NL Central.
2. In Interleague play last year, Sabathia gave up 9 ER’s over 2 1/3 innings against the Cubs…do the Cubs have his number, or was CC just having a bad day?
3. The Cubs have yet to see Parra this year…will that help him at all?
4. Ryan Braun is .407/.407/.667/1.074 against the Cubs this year…will that continue…could it go even higher?
5. Zambrano has a 0.69 ERA against the Brewers over 2 starts this year…but a 4.88 ERA versus the Crew from ’05-’07…which Zambrano will be there this week?

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