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Game 97 Open Thread: Milwaukee (47-49) at Cincinnati (40-55)

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Tomo Ohka (6-4, 3.64), one of the four Brewers starters with ERAs under 4, goes against Ramon Ortiz (5-6, 6.30), one of the THREE (gasp!) Reds starters with ERAs over 6.

Now, if you combined the Brewers staff with the Reds offense, you'd have...uh...the Cardinals, I guess.  

Happy thoughts going into the weekend series:

Milwaukee went 7-4 against defending NL East champion Atlanta, current East leader Washington and defending NL champion St. Louis to climb within two games of .500 and seven of the wild card-leading Braves.

``Obviously, this is a great squad, the record speaks for itself,'' Jenkins said after the Brewers earned a split of their four-game series with the Cardinals with a 12-7 win Thursday.

``We've been playing pretty good baseball ourselves.''

Not to beat a dead horse, talking about how great this pitching staff is, but I noticed the other day that rumor-monger Ken Rosenthal pointed out that some teams have interest in Rick Helling, currently pitching pretty well for Nashville.  Maybe the 8th starter or so on the Crew's depth chart.  Of course, he has super-duper-veteran-mojo, so the Yankees will give us a prospect for him :).

Go Brewers!