The Brewers try to avoid a sweep. Again.
Phillies lead the series 2-0
|Fri 05/14|| WP: Jamie Moyer (5 - 2) |
LP: Randy Wolf (3 - 3)
|5 - 9 loss|
|Sat 05/15|| WP: Joe Blanton (1 - 2) |
SV: Jose Contreras
LP: Chris Narveson (3 - 1)
|6 - 10 loss|Doug Davis Dave Bush VERSUS Cole Hamels. Follow the jump for your game info.
Doug Davis was scratched from his start. It's 1:3am heading out the door to drive to Madison before going from there to Miller Park for the game, for which I will be in attendance. As such, I have no idea who is starting. Exciting!
But BrewHaHeather knows that Dave Bush (1-3, 4.24) will be taking DD's spot in the rotation tonight. Last time out against the Braves, Bush earned the coveted quaility start, pitching 6 innings while allowing 3 ERs on 7 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3. Here's an interesting fact for ya- Bush led the league in HBP last year with 15, while missing a large chunk of the season. This year, Bush has only plunked one opposing batter. Here's another fun fact: he owns a .364 OBP this year, with 1 hit and 3 walks. Here are some less fun facts about tonights starter: his K/9 are down this year to 4.9/9 innings (6.1/9 career) and his walks are way up to 4/9 innings (2/9 innings career). He's also been a little lucky this year, with a .268 BABIP. With all that being said, Bush also no-hit the Phillies for 7.1 innings last year (damn you Matt Stairs!). Five Phillies have faced Bush at least 10 times
Cole Hamels (3-2, 4.53) looked like one of the premier young arms in the MLB a couple of years ago, but has been on the decline slightly since then. Since putting up a 3.09 FIP in 2008 (the year he dominated the Brewers in the playoffs) he has put up FIPs of 4.32 in 2009 and 4.53 thus far this year. He's striking out more hitters than he has in previous seasons at 10/9, but is also walking more men than he ever has. He's giving up plenty of hits, too, and has a 1.534 WHIP this year. Hamels has faced four Brewers at least ten times.
And your bullpen report for the evening:
Trevor Hoffmanpitched 1 inning (32 pitches) Wednesday.
I'll be at the game today, so hopefully they'll be able to pull one out. Go Brewers!