Sunday, July 1st, 2012

MLB 2012 Game #5: Diamondbacks vs. Brewers

Later today, the Milwaukee Brewers will celebrate Italian Heritage Day at Miller Park. The Brewers will wear special uniforms that read "Birraioli" across their chests. That's the Italian translation of Brewers.

Any chance Zack Greinke accidentally previewed the jersey last night?

Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks will send Josh Collmenter (0-2, 4.80 ERA) to the mound. He is filling the rotation spot of the injured Daniel Hudson. For his career, Collmenter has 1.17 ERA against the Brewers in three career appearance. Two were starts and one out of the bullpen.

The Brewers will answer with Yovani Gallardo (6-6, 4.14 ERA). Gallarado has a 6-0 career mark against the Diamondbacks and a 1.21 ERA.

As usual, here are the updated National League Central standings:

Cincinnati Reds 43-34 .558 ---
Pittsburgh Pirates 42-35 .545 1 GB
St. Louis Cardinals 40-38 .513 3.5 GB
Milwaukee Brewers 35-42 .455 8 GB
Houston Astros 32-46 .410 11.5 GB
Chicago Cubs 28-49 .364 15 GB

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