T-minus (probably) 18 innings before the end of the season.
Brewers lead the series 1-0
|Fri 10/01||WP: Mike McClendon (2 - 0) |
SV: John Axford
LP: Sam LeCure (2 - 5)
|4 - 3 win|
|Sun 10/03||12:10 PM CDT|
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With Chris Narveson and Mark Rogers gaining momentum towards winning a starting spot next year with very good starts in the last few days, it is now Chris Capuano's (4-4, 3.75) turn to make his final start of 2010. After coming back this year from his second Tommy John surgery, Capuano has pitched his way to a 1.2 WHIP and a 4.16 FIP. Chris Capuano was selected by the Diamondbacks with the 238th pick in the 1999 draft. Also in that draft, Albert Pujols was picked at number 402, Jake Peavy at 472 and Rich Harden at 1145.
Opposing him is Homer Bailey (4-3, 4.59), former top Reds prospect. In the 2004 draft, Bailey was taken two picks after the Brewers selected Mark Rogers. Bailey hasn't made quite the splash that he was expected to, moving between the major and minor leagues the last few years. He has a career 4.55 FIP, though he has pitched better this season, putting up a 3.89 FIP. Bailey also has a "charity wine": Homer Bailey's Chardonnay.
Everybody's been pitching a lot lately. The Brewers used eight relievers in the double-header Wednesday, four on Thursday, and five on Friday. If you're really curious, you can see bullpen usage here.