Tonight starts the first three games between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Houston Astros in Houston. The day one of this big rivalry started with Carlos Lee producing big runs.
For the first game, the Brewers have a young but good pitcher in Yovani Gallardo going against Felipe Paulino for the Astros.
Minute Maid Park is typically a pitchers park except for the left field fence which is a little shorter than usual but the deep center and deep right make it hard on left handed hitters to pull the ball. Also, its hard for the righties to go the other way.
Hitters, like Ryan Braun and Corey Hart, shouldn't have much problems because they both are more of a pull hitter than just trying to serve it into the outfield. Our other big hitter, Prince Fielder, might have troubles getting the home runs we are use to because he hits the ball either dead center or right field.
Game two features pitcher like Jeff Suppan for the Brewers and Mike Hampton for the Astros. Suppan has been roughed up his last few times out, but I think the veteran will settle down and make his pitches.
Game three showcases left hander Manny Parra and right hander Russ Ortiz. Manny has had a tough season so far but he will begin to start his lock-down dominance that was shown last year.
My prediction Brewers win two out of three losing the last game.