Once again the Brewers have lost the first two games of a series and are looking to not get swept. I don't like this theme. But, hey, bright side: Pirates are in town tomorrow!
Cubs lead the series 2-0
|Fri 04/23|| WP: Ryan Dempster (2 - 0) |
LP: Jeff Suppan (0 - 1)
|1 - 8 loss|
|Sat 04/24|| WP: Ted Lilly (1 - 0) |
LP: Doug Davis (0 - 2)
|1 - 5 loss|
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Dave Bush (1-0, 2.41) is awesome. At least, thus far this season he has been awesome. Unless you look at FIP, which I do. If you do that, he has been fairly mediocre, with a 4.47 FIP, so...yay! Mostly that's due to him not racking up a lot of strikeouts (10 in 18.2 innings), as he hasn't given up a large amount of walks (6) or homeruns (2). He also has an awesome WHIP (1.07), so take from all that what you will. Davie Boy has faced many Cubs over ten times. Here are their stats:
Randy Wells (1-0, 2.45) has been equally effective for the Cubs. For Wells, his 2.42 FIP reflects his ERA as well, which is a good sign for him. He actually has pretty similar statistics to Bush in 18.1 innings. Wells has 13 strikeouts, only 3 more than Dave, but has also given up three less walks and has yet to allow a homerun this year. We all know he had a great rookie year last year. The only two Brewers that Wells has faced more 10 or more times are Milwaukees Lethal Weapons. Ryan Braun has a .417/.462/.500 line in 13 PA and Prince Fielder has hit .333/.400/.778 in 10 PA against Wells.
Edmonds is back in center field and I still don't like it.
And your bullpen report:
Go Brewers! And Go Pirates (to the nearest plane so you can get your butts in Milwaukee)!