Milwaukee is coming off a come from behind win against Atlanta last night in which Norichika Aoki doubled on a fly ball to the center field wall that scored two runs to give Milwaukee a lead they would not relinquish. Considering the St. Louis Cardinals lost last night as well, the Brewers are currently five games back in the Wild Card race with 21 to play.
The following is Milwaukee’s starting lineup against Atlanta for Tuesday night:
Right Field: Norichika Aoki
Second Base: Rickie Weeks
Left Field: Ryan Braun
Third Base: Aramis Ramirez
Catcher: Jonathan Lucroy
First Base: Travis Ishikawa
Center Field: Carlos Gomez
Shortstop: Jean Segura
Pitcher: Marco Estrada
Marco Estrada gets the start for the Brewers as the right-hander is hoping to rebound after a disappointing outing against the Miami Marlins last Thursday. Estrada needs to have control of all of his pitches tonight or the Braves will have a field day with him.
Jean Segura gets the start at shortstop after sitting the game out last night. Segura did reach base in his only at-bat Monday night by recording a walk. He scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on Aoki’s double.
Travis Ishikawa gets another start at first base with Corey Hart sidelined with a left foot injury. It is critical Ishikawa has a productive night offensively considering the loss of Hart leaves a gaping hole in the batting order. Look for Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez to have a big night after going a combined 0-for-5. Both of these players are well aware how important each game is and they also realize in order to win they must bring a big bat to the plate.