MARYVALe, AZ (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Rather than play the early-season matchups, the Brewers have decided to line up their top starting pitchers and let them go.
Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse were already tabbed to start the team's first two games against the Atlanta Braves, but Brewers officials had been considering holding top free-agent acquisition Matt Garza for Game 4 of the season -- a charged Red Sox home opener on April 4, when the Sox will get their championship rings. Garza has had great success at Fenway Park. Instead, Garza will pitch the Game 3 against the Braves next Wednesday at Miller Park.
Marco Estrada will work the Fenway Park opener, followed by Wily Peralta in the fifth game of the season.