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Game Thread #15: Brewers (7-7) at Pirates (7-7)

The Brewers hope to leave Pittsburgh with yet another win this afternoon. I won't type that word, you know, that one.

Current Series

Brewers lead the series 2-0

Tue 04/20 WP: Dave Bush (1 - 0)
LP: Charlie Morton (0 - 3)
8 - 1 win
Wed 04/21 WP: Yovani Gallardo (1 - 2)
LP: Zach Duke (2 - 1)
8 - 0 win

Milwaukee Brewers
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010, 11:35 AM CDT
PNC Park

Randy Wolf vs Daniel McCutchen

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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Pitching matchups, lineups, and the usual after the jump.

Randy Wolf (1-1, 18.1 IP, 4.91 ERA, 1.36 WHIP) makes his 4th start of the year. Wolf's been fairly consistent this year; unfortunately the consistency involves giving up 3 runs and 1 home run per start. His last start against the Pirates on 2009-09-26 in Pittsburgh went about the same--2 runs and one home run allowed.

Daniel McCutchen (0-1, 7.1 IP, 14.73 ERA, 2.18 WHIP) starts for the Pirates for the 3rd time this afternoon. This is only McCutchen's ninth major league start; he's not faced the Brewers before. From looking at his game logs, it's impossible to tell what we're going to see out of him today. He's been pulled around 75 pitches on each start; the first was obviously for ineffectiveness but the second, I'm not so sure. He was allowed to bat but then didn't pitch in the inning after. The small sample size of MLB pitch data we have for him shows that he's neither a ground ball or fly ball pitcher and primarily throws a fastball at about 90mph, along with a splitter and slider.

Via Adam McCalvy, here's today's lineup:

Rickie Weeks 2B
Carlos Gomez CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Jim Edmonds RF
George Kottaras C
Alcides Escobar SS
Randy Wolf P

Your daily bullpen usage indicator:

LaTroy Hawkins pitched 1 inning (11 pitches) yesterday.
Todd Coffey pitched 1 inning (10 pitches) yesterday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched 2 innings (42 pitches) yesterday.
Manny Parra pitched 1 inning (9 pitches) on Tuesday.
Chris Narveson pitched 1 inning (19 pitches) on Tuesday.
Claudio Vargas pitched 2 innings (25 pitches) Sunday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (29 pitches) Thursday.