The Milwaukee Brewers open a 3-game series in New York against the Mets tonight. It's the first of 7-straight and 13 of the next 16 on the road.
It'll be the most difficult challenge in this young baseball season. Four of the next five opponents were playoff teams a year ago.
The Brewers do catch a break though. They miss the Mets top two pitchers, Tom Glavine (4-1, 2.98 ERA) and John Maine (5-0, 1.79 ERA). Milwaukee will start Jeff Suppan tonight (5-2). Suppan has won his last five starts after starting 0-2. Suppan will be followed by Ben Sheets and Chris Capuano.
The Brewers are already off to a good start on the road at 8-5. Last season, they finished 27-54.
Listen / Download – Tony Graffanino says they're not making this trip bigger than it is. :18