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Brewers still plan to start Shaun Marcum in Game 6 on Sunday

Oct 14, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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The NLCS is now a best out of three, but Brewers manager Ron Roenicke isn’t panicking.

According to Jordan Schelling of, Roenicke said earlier this afternoon that Shaun Marcum is still on track to start Game 6 against the Cardinals on Sunday.

Marcum allowed five runs on seven hits over four innings in a Game 2 loss on Monday night and has an ugly 8.18 ERA over his last six starts if you include his final four starts of the regular season.

There’s been some clamoring for Yovani Gallardo to make the start on short rest, but Roenicke is set on saving his ace for a potential Game 7 on Monday. Still, regardless of whether the Brewers are facing elimination on Sunday, look for Marcum to get a short hook if he pitches into any sort of early trouble.

  1. SmackSaw - Oct 14, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    He can’t do any worse.

  2. proudlycanadian - Oct 14, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Marcum will be fine in game 6. He is tough and resilient.

  3. jg1970 - Oct 15, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    Will the real Shaun Marcum please stand up?

  4. cintiphil - Oct 15, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    I think Roenicke will use Marcum much like TLR did with Garcia. He will be on a very short leash and if they can get a one or two run lead, Marcum will be pulled if he lets one man on base. That is the plan on beating the birds.

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