This isn’t a typical series preview. No position by position breakdowns here, or anything of the sort. Rather, this series is about one question: Can the .500 Brewers, at 12-12, take two of three from the 9-15 Astros? Can they sweep them?
The odds are: Yes. With Shaun Marcum, Randy Wolf, and Chris Narveson scheduled to start the three games for the Brewers against Brett Myers, Wandy Rodriguez, and Bud Norris, the Brewers should be able to do some damage here.
Carlos Lee is the only recognizable name on the Astros’ list of position players, and overall, Houston is a young team. Which means the Brewers, with the their strong starting staff and potent offense, should do well in this series.
Of course, nothing is guaranteed, and the fact that the Brewers are .500 at this point speaks to that. That said, it shouldn’t matter. The Brew Crew should get through Houston without much trouble.
The prediction: Brewers take two of three. Houston will steal one, but that won’t mean much in the long run.