In the midst of the MLB draft, the New York Mets travel to Milwaukee to take on the streaking Brewers tonight at 8:10 p.m. EST. The Brew Crew have won four in a row, a sweep of the Marlins, and despite having a number of power bats, they've done it with pretty good pitching. Tonight they'll send Shaun Marcum to the mound to face Chris Capuano.
Marcum has had a splendid year since being dealt from the Toronto Blue Jays and will certainly give Mets hitters fits. He has a 6-2 record, 2.78 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season, giving up very few hits and striking out over a batter per inning. With Carlos Beltran looking iffy for the series because of a shin contusion, the Mets will have an even tougher time putting runs on the board this series.
Capuano is coming off a start in which he allowed five earned runs to the Pittsburgh Pirates, but before that had allowed more than two one time in his last five starts. He's either been really good or pretty bad this year and he figures to have his work cut out against him facing right-handed hitters like Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart. He's 3-6 on the year with a 5.19 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.