As predicted, Yovani Gallardo gets the opening day start versus the Reds, followed by Wolf and Marcum. Chris Narveson will pitch the home opener at Miller Park. Brewers have yet to name a fifth starter.
I’ve caught some flack for dismissing Wily Peralta as a candidate for the number five spot. I’m willing to consider that I underestimated him, but he hasn’t pitched above AA and his numbers there are hardly Strasburgian. He’s not having the kind of spring I’m sure he wishes he’d be having, either, with a 6.00 ERA over 6 innings a 4 walks to 3 strikeouts.
If Mark Rogers is ready, he’s the obvious choice, but I have my doubts. If he’s not, I’ll stand by my Kintzler and DiFelice recommendations.