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Gamethread #24: Brewers (9-14) at Padres (15-8)

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Current Series

Padres lead the series 2-0

Thu 04/29 WP: Wade LeBlanc (2 - 0)
LP: Doug Davis (0 - 3)
0 - 9 loss
Fri 04/30 WP: Clayton Richard (1 - 2)
SV: Heath Bell
LP: Dave Bush (1 - 2)
0 - 3 loss

Milwaukee Brewers
@ San Diego Padres

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 7:35 PM CDT
Petco Park

Yovani Gallardo vs Mat Latos

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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Sun 05/02 3:05 PM CDT


Good news, it's a Yovani-day! Go ahead and follow the jump for all the usual business.

There's an interesting paragraph in the official sites game preview:Gallardo enters the game with an 11-inning scoreless streak, as he hasn't allowed a run in each of his last two starts. Gallardo's ERA dropped from 5.50 to 3.41 in that span, and if you throw out Gallardo's one rocky performance -- six earned runs in five innings against St. Louis on April 10 -- he'd be 2-1 with a 1.88 ERA.

Yovani Gallardo (2-2, 3.41) is coming into today with a good 3.88 FIP this season as well, and is striking out a batter per inning. However, he is still giving up a bunch of walks with a 4.34 BB/9, which causes him to have a somewhat high WHIP of 1.38. Gallardo has never faced a Padres hitter more than ten times thus far in his career.

The Padres will be starting Mat Latos (1-2, 6.20) to counter Gallardo. He is just 22 years old, but thus far has had limited success in the major leagues. His ERA is obviously very high, and so are his FIP (5.89) and WHIP (1.475). He is giving up over 10 hits/9 and doesen't strike out a ton of batters (5.8/9 in 2010). Only Randy Wolf has has a plate appearance against Latos so...uhh...this might not be good.

Lineup:
2B Weeks
SS Counsell
LF Braun
1B Fielder
3B McGehee
C Zaun
RF Hart
CF Gerut
RHP Gallardo

The bullpen is looking good to go tonight:

Carlos Villanueva pitched 1 inning (26 pitches) Yesterday.
Jeff Suppan pitched 4 innings (65 pitches) Thursday.
Manny Parra
pitched 3 innings (49 pitches) Wednesday.
Claudio Vargas pitched 2 innings (32 pitches) Wednesday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (23 pitches) Wednesday.
Todd Coffey pitched 1 inning (18 pitches) Wednesday.
LaTroy Hawkins pitched 1 inning (10 pitches) Wednesday.

Happy Yovani Day everybody!