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Brewers postponed by rain for first time in '10

Brewers postponed by rain for first time in '10

NEW YORK -- The Brewers arrived in New York on Monday amid some confusion about their starting rotation. Everybody inside the clubhouse knew that Randy Wolf was scheduled to start the series opener. Everybody outside the clubhouse thought it was Dave Bush.

In the end, it didn't matter. The Brewers-Mets series opener was postponed more than an hour before the scheduled first pitch, and the teams will try to make it up on Wednesday as part of a doubleheader, beginning at 3:10 p.m. CT.

Monday marked the Brewers' first rainout all season. They don't have to worry about weather for their 81 home games, of course, because of Miller Park's retractable roof.

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The rain prompted manager Ken Macha to once again jumble his starters. Wolf will start Tuesday, weather permitting, and Yovani Gallardo and Dave Bush will start in the doubleheader. As of Monday night, the Brewers had yet to decide whether Gallardo or Bush would go first.

Left-hander Chris Narveson will start Thursday's series finale in New York, and rookie Mark Rogers, who was originally scheduled to work Thursday, was bumped to the final regular-season series in Cincinnati.

"He's going to start another game, it's just going to be in Cincinnati," Macha said. "Why have two games [on Wednesday] and you may use everybody in your bullpen, and then pitch somebody [on Thursday] who may go four innings?"

Rogers worked three innings in his first Major League start on Friday, when he was on a 60-pitch limit.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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