MILWAUKEE -- The Marlins have posted three different lineup cards this morning due to the late scratches of, first, Giancarlo Stanton and, just a moment ago, Hanley Ramirez.
Both are complaining of sore knees.
Stanton, who has not missed a game since April 22, isn't playing due to overall fatigue and a sore right knee. He said he expects to play Wednesday and take part in next week's All-Star festivities, including the Home Run Derby.
"I was really fatigued yesterday, so I thought I'd wake up this morning and see how I felt, and I was still a little sore," Stanton said. "I was dragging a little bit yesterday."
Said manager Ozzie Guillen: "I don't want to take any chances. It's an early game after a night game. He can pinch-hit if we need him, and tomorrow we'll see how it is."
Guillen said he was surprised that Stanton has required more time off during the season after battling a knee problem in spring training.
"We've been lucky, to be honest with you," Guillen said. "I thought it was going to be worse. When we left spring training, I thought we were going to be kind of like LoMo was...we give LoMo a lot of rest here and there. But when he says it's a little sore, then you have to be careful."
As for Ramirez, Guillen said: “He’s been sore for the last couple of days. Today, he started swinging and was sore. I would rather give him a day off than lose him for 15, 20 days.”
It is an extremely hot day here in Milwaukee, as it is in other parts of the country, with the temperature expected to soar to 100 degrees.
Marlins: 1. Jose Reyes, ss; 2. Donovan Solano, 3b; 3. Greg Dobbs, rf; 4. Logan Morrison, lf; 5. Justin Ruggiano, cf; 6. Omar Infante, 2b; 7. Gaby Sanchez, 1b; 8. John Buck, c; 9. Anibal Sanchez, p.
Brewers: 1. Carlos Gomez, cf; 2. Norichika Aoki, rf; 3. Ryan Braun, lf; 4. Aramis Ramirez, 3b; 5. Corey Hart, 1b; 6. Rickie Weeks, 2b; 7. Cody Ransom, ss; 8. Martin Maldonado, c; 9. Marco Estrada, p.