Esteban Loaiza (5-5, 3.57 ERA)
Loaiza is 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA in four career games, including three starts, against the Brewers. In his last three starts, Loaiza is 2-0 with a 3.31 ERA and 19 strike outs in as many innings.
Chris Capuano (10-6, 3.63 ERA)
Capuano is 3-3 with a 2.79 ERA in eight career starts against the Nationals franchise. In his last three starts this season, Capuano 3-0 with an ERA of 6.00 in 18 innings pitched.
MLB.com Scouting Report:
Aside from Livan Hernandez, Loaiza is the only Nationals pitcher to win at least three consecutive starts this season. Loaiza has registered wins in four of his last five decisions, and six of his last eight outings have been quality starts.
Capuano got hot at the end of the first half, winning his final five starts -- despite allowing four runs in each of the last three -- to become the first Brewers lefty to win 10 games before the All-Star break since Teddy Higuera did so 19 years ago. He's the first Brewers starter to win five consecutive decisions since Ben Sheets won six straight on the way to the 2001 All-Star Game.
1. Brad Wilkerson, 1B Brady Clark, CF
2. Marlon Byrd, LF Rickie Weeks, 2B
3. Jose Vidro, 2B Lyle Overbay, 1B
4. Jose Guillen, RF Carlos Lee, LF
5. Preston Wilson, CF Geoff Jenkins, RF
6. Vinny Castilla, 3B Bill Hall, 3B
7. Gary Bennett, C Damian Miller, C
8. Cristian Guzman, SS J.J. Hardy, SS
9. Esteban Loaiza, P Chris Capuano, P