Join us tonight as the Brewers look to carry on the momentum from a nice week in Pittsburgh.
3 game series vs Cubs @ Miller Park
Friday, Apr 23, 2010, 7:10 PM CDT
Ryan Dempster vs Jeff Suppan
Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 55.
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Jeff Suppan (0-0, 7.20 ERA in 2010, 7-12, 5.29 ERA last season) is making his second start of the 2010 season, and facing the Cubs for the second time. Last time out, he allowed four earned runs on six hits and a walk in five innings of work, striking out four and allowing two home runs. Counting that start, he's allowed 13 home runs in his last 12 starts, or roughly 1.92 per nine innings of work. His ERA over that time is 6.93. Ten Cubs, including his mound opponent tonight, have faced him at least ten times:
He'll face off against Ryan Dempster (1-0, 3.15 in 2010, 11-9, 3.65 last season), who has already beaten the Brewers once this season. Dempster picked up the win despite allowing five runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings on April 12. It was the only start of the season so far where Dempster has allowed multiple runs. So far in 2010, he's struck out 20 batters in 22 innings, and walked just eight. He's faced nine current Brewers at least ten times. One is Randy Wolf, who he likely won't face, but here are the other eight:
Via Adam McCalvy, we know that Jim Edmonds is getting the start for the
13th 11th time in 16 games:
Rickie Weeks 2B
Carlos Gomez CF
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Jim Edmonds RF
Gregg Zaun C
Alcides Escobar SS
Jeff Suppan RHP
And in the bullpen:
Claudio Vargas pitched 1 inning (20 pitches) yesterday.
Manny Parra pitched 1 inning (17 pitches) yesterday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (11 pitches) yesterday.
LaTroy Hawkins pitched 1 inning (11 pitches) Wednesday.
Todd Coffey pitched 1 inning (10 pitches) Wednesday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched 2 innings (42 pitches) Wednesday.
Chris Narveson pitched 1 inning (19 pitches) on Tuesday.
Enjoy the game!