Capuano takes the mound against his former team for the first time as the Milwaukee Brewers play the middle game of their series against the Diamondbacks at Miller Park.
Capuano was acquired by Milwaukee along with four other players, including first baseman Lyle Overbay, from Arizona on Dec. 1, 2003 as part of a package for former Brewers slugger Richie Sexson and two other players.
While Capuano has blossomed into a solid starter for the Brewers, Sexson spent most of his time in Arizona on the disabled list, before bolting for Seattle as a free agent this past winter. Capuano has won six straight decisions to up his record to 11-6 to go with a respectable 3.80 ERA. The left-hander leads the majors with eight road wins and 10 pick-offs.
Capuano isn’t just a road warrior, the 26-year-old hurler has a 2.97 ERA in nine starts at Miller Park.
Hardy, in an 0-for-11 slide, homered off Tim Worrell, making his second appearance since Arizona acquired him from Philadelphia last Thursday. It was just the third homer in 216 at-bats this year for Hardy, his second in six days.
Overbay’s home run was his 15th of the year and third in three games. Overbay has hit safely in nine straight games, batting .395 (15-for-38) with nine RBIs over that span.
Arizona will throw struggling right-hander Brandon Webb against Milwaukee.
After starting the season with a 7-3 record, Webb is winless in his last five starts, going 0-4 with a 6.68 ERA over that span.
Webb’s ERA jumped from 3.64 to 4.03 after allowing eight runs and 10 hits in 5 1-3 innings of a 9-2 loss to the Florida Marlins on Wednesday. The 26-year-old righty gave up two runs and walked two. He’s allowed five homers over his last three starts.