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Game Thread #136: Giants (75-61) and Brewers (65-70)

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Current Series

Giants lead the series 2-0

Fri 09/04 WP: Brandon Medders (4 - 1)
SV: Brian Wilson
LP: Todd Coffey (4 - 4)
2 - 3 loss
Sat 09/05 WP: Matt Cain (13 - 4)
SV: Brian Wilson
LP: Yovani Gallardo (12 - 11)
2 - 3 loss

San Francisco Giants
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Sunday, Sep 6, 2009, 1:05 PM CDT
Miller Park

Jonathan Sanchez vs Braden Looper

Sunny. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Can the Brewers turn the tables and win a 3-2 game today? Matchup, lineup, bullpen after the jump.

Remember when Jonathan Sanchez lost his rotation spot and responded by throwing a no-hitter? In his nine starts since the no-no, he is 3-3 with a 3.35 ERA. For the season, he's 6-11 with a 4.15 ERA. He strikes out ten and walks five per nine innings so it should come as no surprise that he sometimes struggles to make it through six innings.Braden Looper is 11-6 with a 4.92 ERA, benefiting from the run support Jonathan Sanchez lacks. Through 28 starts and 161 innings, he has allowed 33 home runs, leading the majors. That's all you really need to know about him.

Lineup:

2B Felipe Lopez
RF Jason Bourgeois
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
3B Casey McGehee
SS JJ Hardy
C Jason Kendall
CF Jody Gerut
RHP Braden Looper

Bullpen:

Chris Narveson won't start Monday after all which means Dave Bush will try to bump his opponent OPS over .900. Narveson hasn't pitched since Wednesday.
Carlos Villanueva threw two innings yesterday and one on Friday.
Chris Smith hasn't pitched since Wednesday.
Mark DiFelice has thrown five pitches in September, one on Wednesday and four on Friday.
Todd Coffey threw two innings on Friday.
Mitch Stetter hasn't pitched since Thursday.
Claudio Vargas threw one inning on Thursday and one yesterday.
Dave Weathers is still getting used to Ken Macha's style and faced two batters on Thursday.
Trevor Hoffman last pitched Thursday and struck out the side.