Ok, so Game 1 is out, but the Brewers can still remain ahead of the Cubs in the NL Central with a win today.
Cubs lead the series 1-0
|Mon 04/12|| WP: Ryan Dempster (1 - 0) |
LP: Doug Davis (0 - 1)
|5 - 9 loss|
|Thu 04/15||1:20 PM CDT|
Follow us after the jump for today's pitching matchup, lineup and more on today's game!
Randy Wells (1-0, 0.00 in 2010, 12-10, 3.05 last season) has yet to allow a run in 2010, after pitching six shutout innings against the Braves on Thursday. He allowed six hits and two walks in the game, with one strikeout. Wells has been a bit of a revelation for the Cubs over the last two seasons: At this time last year, he was pitching in AAA Iowa and had 5.1 innings of big league experience. Since then, he's posted a 2.94 ERA in 171.1 innings and FanGraphs estimates he's been worth 3.2 wins. He faced the Brewers five times last season (twice in relief), and had a 2.95 ERA in 18.1 innings. striking out 15 and walking eight. Ryan Braun is the only Brewer who's faced him at least ten times, and he hit .444/.500/.536 against him.
He'll face Dave Bush (0-0, 4.76 in 2010, 5-9, 6.38 last season), who allowed three runs on four hits in 5.2 innings last time out, walking two and striking out six. As someone who's been around the NL Central for a while, Bush is all too familiar with the Cubs: He's 2-8 with a 5.13 ERA in 16 appearances (15 starts) against them, and eight Cub position players (along with Tom Gorzelanny) have faced him at least ten times:
Carlos Gomez is back in the lineup today for the first time since Saturday, but Adam McCalvy notes that he's dropped down in the order:
Rickie Weeks 2B
Corey Hart RF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Gregg Zaun C
Carlos Gomez CF
Alcides Escobar SS
Dave Bush P
And in the bullpen:
Chris Narveson pitched 2 innings (24 pitches) Monday
Todd Coffey pitched 1 inning (17 pitches) Monday
Carlos Villanueva pitched 1 innings (12 pitches) Monday
Claudio Vargas pitched .2 innings (19 pitches) Monday
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (25 pitches) Sunday
LaTroy Hawkins pitched .1 inning (4 pitches) Sunday
Manny Parra pitched 2 innings (29 pitches) Saturday
Mitch Stetter pitched .1 innings (2 pitches) a week ago today.
Enjoy the game!