Zambrano, 7-5 with a 4.70 ERA and 1.42 WHIP, got the win in his most recent start against Houston. In that game he threw six innings, giving up just two runs on nine hits and a walk, while striking out three. In his last game against Milwaukee, Zambrano took the loss after allowing five runs on nine hits over six innings pitched. He has traditionally had success at Miller Park, going 10-5 with a 3.35 career ERA there. This season, Prince Fielder is 1-for-3 against Zambrano with a home run, while Rickie Weeks is 3-for-7 with two doubles.
Zack Greinke, 7-4 with a 4.84 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, will start for the Brewers. Greinke is coming off of a game against Arizona in which he took the loss, despite allowing just two runs on five hits over seven innings, while striking out seven. In his last game against the Cubs, he also earned a loss, after giving up eight runs (six earned) on eight hits over 5.1 innings pitched. This season, Carlos Pena is 1-for-3 against Greinke with a home run, while Kosuke Fukudome is 2-for-3 with a triple.
The weather in Milwaukee is forecast to be stormy and hot, with a game time temperature in the mid-80s. First pitch is at 7:10 P.M., CDT, and the game will be televised on CSN and FSN.