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Game Thread #160: Brewers (76-83) at Reds (89-70)

The Reds haven't won 90 games in a season since 1999. The Brewers (2-9 against the Reds this season) haven't won less than five games against a divisional opponent in a season since 2003.

Something has to give.

Current Series

3 game series vs Reds @ Great American Ball Park

Milwaukee Brewers
@ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, Oct 1, 2010, 6:10 PM CDT
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Follow the jump for tonight's pitching matchup, lineup and more!

Travis Wood (3.46 ERA, 3.38 FIP) is:

  • Just 23 years old, and making his 17th start in his major league debut season.
  • Facing the Brewers for the second time. On July 28 he pitched the first five innings in a 10-2 Reds win, allowing both Brewer runs on five hits and striking out six.
  • Pretty good in September, posting a 3.30 ERA in the month. Despite that fact, the Reds are 0-4 in his last four appearances.
  • The owner of a 90.0 mph average fastball, plus a cutter, change, curve and slider (listed in order of percentage used). The fastball, cutter and change have all been above average this season.

Mark Rogers (0.00 ERA, 2.89 FIP) is:

  • Making his fourth major league appearance and second start tonight.
  • Coming off three hitless innings against the Marlins a week ago today, and two hitless relief appearances before that.
  • The subject of this post from Jordan, with a first look at his stuff.
  • Expected to throw around 75 pitches, and be followed to the mound by Jeremy Jeffress.

With KC's 100th RBI out of the way, the line-up goes back to normal:

2B Rickie Weeks
RF Corey Hart
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
3B Casey McGehee
CF Lorenzo Cain
SS Alcides Escobar
C Jonathan Lucroy
P Mark Rogers

And in the bullpen:

Zach Braddock pitched .1 innings (3 pitches) last night, pitched in game two Wednesday and also on Tuesday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched .1 innings (5 pitches) last night, and pitched in game one Wednesday.
Todd Coffey pitched .2 innings (21 pitches) last night.
Brandon Kintzler pitched 1 inning (11 pitches) last night.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (13 pitches) in the 2nd game yesterday.
Mike McClendon pitched 1.1 innings (26 pitches) in the 2nd game Wednesday.
John Axford pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) in the 1st game Wednesday.
Kameron Loe pitched 1 inning (11 pitches) in the first game Wednesday.
Manny Parra pitched 2.2 innings (36 pitches) in the first game Wednesday.
Jeremy Jeffress pitched 1 inning (12 pitches) on Sunday.

Enjoy the game!