Series Preview: Brewers (6-3) at Mets (4-4)
Friday, 4/11, 6:10 p.m. CT: Manny Parra, LHP (1-0, 3.38) @ Nelson Figueroa, RHP (0-0, 9.00)
Saturday, 4/12, 12:10 p.m. CT: Ben Sheets, RHP (1-0, 0.00) @ Johan Santana, LHP (1-1, 1.93)
Sunday, 4/13, 12:10 p.m. CT: Jeff Suppan, RHP (1-0, 2.03) @ Oliver Perez, LHP (1-0, 0.00)
Things to watch for:
1. Can Manny Parra withstand the Mets' David Wright & Co. in his second start of the season?
2. With facing two top southpaws during the weekend, can Prince Fielder break out of his slump Friday night?
3. Can Ben Sheets keep pace with Johan Santana and be the last one standing?
4. Can former Met Guillermo Mota prove to New Yorkers that the Mets were wrong to deal him...and can former Brewer Matt Wise prove to the Brewers' coaching staff that he is still effective?
The Brewers begina 10 day, 9 game road trip at Shea this Friday, getting their only trip to New York out of the way early; the Brewers also don't host the Mets until the first week of September when, hopefully, things will be really interesting.