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Game Thread #141: Brewers (67-73) at Diamondbacks (62-80)

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Brewers lead the series 1-0

Fri 09/11 WP: Braden Looper (12 - 6)
SV: Trevor Hoffman
LP: Doug Davis (7 - 13)
6 - 3 win

Milwaukee Brewers
@ Arizona Diamondbacks

Saturday, Sep 12, 2009, 7:10 PM CDT
Chase Field

Dave Bush vs Kevin Mulvey

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 95.

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Sun 09/13 3:10 PM CDT

It's a WMLW day, ladies and gents. Don't worry, those aren't blurry monsters on the field.

Dave Bush tries to make sure, once and for all, that 2009 will not be a winning season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Trying to keep the manufactured dream alive is Kevin Mulvey, making his first major league start.

More on the matchup, lineups, and bullpen info is below the jump.

Dave Bush (3-7, 6.17) lowered his season ERA almost three-tenths of a point last time out, when he allowed only two runs to the Cardinals in seven innings. Unfortunately for him, the Brewers offense was shut out on one hit, saddling Bush with the loss. If Bush allows two runs in six innings, his 2009 ERA will drop all the way down to 6.00.

Kevin Mulvey (0-0, 10.38) is making the first start of his major league career. In four prior appearances with the Twins and Diamondbacks, he allowed five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. He had a 3.93 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 24 starts for AAA Rochester this year. You may recognize his name from his part in a couple big trades. Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2006 draft by the New York Mets, he was traded in February 2008 with three other prospects to the Twins for Johan Santana. On September 1 of this year, he was named as the PTBNL in the August 28 Jon Rauch trade. Having been traded for the best pitcher in the game and the tallest pitcher in the game, one hopes he is shipped to Cincinnati for Kip Wells and Daniel Ray Herrera to balance things out.

Lineup:

2B Felipe Lopez
RF Frank John Catalanotto
LF Ryan Joseph Braun
1B Prince Semien Fielder
3B Casey Michael McGehee
CF Michael Terrance Cameron
SS James Jerry Hardy
C Jason Daniel Kendall
RHP David Thomas Bush

Bullpen:

John Axford may or may not exist.
Chris Narveson will start tomorrow's game, so we won't see him tonight.
Chris Smith threw eight pitches in a scoreless inning on Wednesday.
Carlos Villanueva struck out six in three innings after Manny Parra left Tuesday's game.
Mark DiFelice retired two batters and threw nine pitches (all strikes) on Tuesday.
Claudio Vargas picked up his sixth hold since joining the Brewers with a scoreless inning (16 pitches) last night.
Dave Weathers finished two innings (1 1/3 IP) last night and threw 23 pitches in the process.
Mitch Stetter faced two batters and threw eight pitches last night.
Todd Coffey last pitched on Tuesday, allowing one run in one inning. He has allowed a run in three of his last four appearances.
Trevor Hoffman picked up career save #585 with a 14-pitch ninth inning last night.