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Game Thread #112: Where did I put that broom?

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Adam Eaton versus the Brewers is a good example of small sample sizes versus useful sample sizes.  Brian Anderson last night was saying what a challenge it would be to face Eaton, I guess based on Eaton's 7.2 inning, 1 ER start against the Crew back in May.

Well, in 22 starts this year, Eaton has barely managed 5 IP per outing, and has an overall ERA of 5.87.  Maybe Eaton does have something that works against the Brewers...but not THAT much of anything.

On the other end is Jeff Suppan, who has been awesomely mediocre without fail.  Thanks to the B-R game preview, Jeff's last seven starts:

  • 6.1 IP, 2 ER
  • 5 IP, 5 ER
  • 5 IP, 3 ER
  • 6 IP, 2 ER
  • 5 IP, 4 ER
  • 5 IP, 3 ER
  • 6 IP, 3 ER
That's not good, but we've arguably had a shot in each one of those games.  Let's just hope that long-promised good second half makes an appearance one of these days.

I'll admit, though, I'm going to have a hard time getting too worked up about today's game.  Yesterday night was that good.  I watched the highlight reel this morning, and despite a really obnoxious MLB.com announcer named Lance Meadows who ought to be fired immediately, it was magical once again.  If today goes poorly, I'll just watch the Prince bomb another seven or eight times.

Go Brewers!