MILWAUKEE — Doug Davis returns to pitch in Miller Park wearing a Brewers jersey in the rubber game of the season-opening series against Colorado. The last time Davis pitched for Milwaukee, he closed out the 2006 campaign with a record of 11-11. He was traded in the offseason to Arizona in a six-player deal that sent catcher Johnny Estrada, pitchers Greg Aquino and Claudio Vargas to Milwaukee. Vargas is now a Brewers teammate with Davis.
*Corey Hart out, Jim Edmonds back in right field for the lunchtime matinee. Ken Macha gives catcher George Kottaras his first start of the season:
2B RICKIE WEEKS CF CARLOS GOMEZ LF RYAN BRAUN 1B PRINCE FIELDER RF JIM EDMONDS 3B CASEY McGEHEE C GEORGE KOTTARAS SS ALCIDES ESCOBAR SP DOUG DAVIS
*The Jeff Suppan riddle has been answered. On the disabled list to start the season with cervical disc pain in his neck, Suppan pitched a simulated game yesterday and will now make a minor league rehab start with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Friday.