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Probable Pitchers

Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Mike Fiers, RHP
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The Brewers have more well-known pitchers in their rotation, but Fiers has been the staff's most valuable arm. The Brewers are a respectable 7-9 when he starts, and he leads the staff by a wide margin with 93 strikeouts.

Michael Lorenzen, RHP
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Battling rainy conditions, Lorenzen completed 5 2/3 innings vs. the Mets and allowed one earned run and six hits with four walks and four strikeouts. He walked two batters to load the bases in the sixth, while dealing with a slick baseball.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Jimmy Nelson, RHP
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On one hand, Nelson still hasn't delivered consecutive quality starts this year. On the other hand, he made an in-game adjustment Monday after falling into an early 4-1 hole. "That's important," manager Craig Counsell said.

Josh Smith, RHP
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Smith will make his third career start, still looking for his first win. Smith showed improvement in his second start against the Mets on Sunday, giving up three runs (one earned) in five innings.

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Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds

, Great American Ball Park
Taylor Jungmann, RHP
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Jungmann has thrived since a promotion to the Major Leagues, where he can simply worry about getting outs versus earning a promotion. He's allowed two or fewer runs in four of his five starts.

Mike Leake, RHP
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After winning his previous two outings, Leake was roughed up in his start Monday against the Twins. He gave up seven runs, including six in the fourth, on nine hits in four innings. It tied his shortest start of the season.

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Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
To Be Announced

Kyle Lohse, RHP
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Lohse has pitched much better lately than the box scores indicate, good news for a team that may try to trade him later this month. "If you get distracted, you're not doing the things you need to do to win," Lohse said.

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Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers

, Miller Park
To Be Announced

Matt Garza, RHP
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The season grinds along for Garza, who has started 16 times and met the definition of "quality" -- six-plus innings with three or fewer earned runs -- only six times. One of his 10 losses was in Atlanta on May 21.

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