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Game Thread #98: Brewers (54-43) at Giants (40-57)

For the first time in the series, the pitching matchup appears to favor the other guys--Manny Parra goes against Tim Lincecum.  Lincecum missed the All-Star Game due to flu-like symptoms, but it sounds like he's ok.

You've probably noticed, but Parra has been impressive of late.  Lincecum may have a 2.57 season ERA and a 3.33 mark in his last 7 starts, but Parra's at 2.68 in those same last 7.  It's asking a lot to expect Parra to keep pitching like this, but even his regression-happy Marcel projection puts him under 4.00 for the rest of the season.

Game time is 3:05 CT, and here's the BR Game Preview.

Go Brewers!