(AP) -- An unscheduled day off was just what the Milwaukee Brewers needed. It also set up an unexpected return to St. Louis for newcomer Kyle Lohse.
The Brewers right-hander faces his former Cardinals teammates for the first time Friday night as these NL Central rivals open a three-game series.
With Wednesday's road game against the Chicago Cubs postponed due to inclement weather, the Brewers (2-6) got a day off, as well as another night at home, before heading to St. Louis.
"It comes at a good time for us," left fielder Ryan Braun told the Brewers' official website. "We're obviously not playing well, and nobody enjoys playing in this weather. The combination of those two things, I think we're fortunate to have the day off tonight."
The Brewers' pitching staff has been dreadful so far with a 5.47 ERA - and closer John Axford has already been replaced - but the team has to feel good about Lohse (0-0, 1.50 ERA) taking the hill. Making his Brewers debut after signing a three-year d...