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8/27 Game Thread: Brewers (sucking) at Marlins (surging)

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If the Brewers can't win the Wildcard this year, I think I'll have to root for the Marlins. And no, that's not because they have Wes Helms on the bench. Gotta love underdog stories, and after the Marlins traded away everyone over the age of 25 in the offseason, they became the ultimate one.

For the next couple days, though, I'll hold off my nascent Marlins fandom.

Today's pitching matchup is Chris Capuano and Anibal Sanchez, and it could be a good one:

Sanchez is 3-1 with a 1.00 ERA in four home starts this season, allowing only three earned runs through 27 innings and limiting opponents to a .146 batting average.

...[Capuano] has won all three career starts against the Marlins, posting a 2.57 ERA and allowing only six runs over 21 innings. He has issued just three walks in that span while striking out 16.

Sanchez, you may recall, was half of the Marlins swag in the Beckett/Lowell deal with the Red Sox. Sanchez wouldn't be 5-2 with a 3.44 ERA in the AL East, but his performance this year has to give the Red Sox pause next time they deal for a big-name player by parting with premium young talent.

Go Brewers!