Tonight, YOUR Milwaukee Brewers go out huntin' for their fifth win on this ten-game roadie. Based on the way the team looked in that last homestand, I'd be more than happy with a .500 record on this trip. How about you?
Brewers lead the series 1-0
|Fri 05/07|| WP: Yovani Gallardo (4 - 2) |
SV: Trevor Hoffman
LP: Edwin Jackson (1 - 4)
|3 - 2 win|
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 7:10 PM CDT
Randy Wolf vs Cesar Valdez
Clear. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.
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|Sun 05/09||3:10 PM CDT|
Pitching match-ups, line-ups, and SNAAAAAAKES! But first: we jump.
For the Crew, crafty southpaw Randy Wolf (2-2, 3.86) toes the slab. In his last start, Wolf was, in a word, awful: 5 IP, 6 hits, 6 BB, 4 ER, 2 HR allowed against the Padres, in what eventually became an 8-0 whitewash. As a member of the Dodgers in 2009, Wolf faced the Snakes four times, picking up two wins and posting a 3.71 ERA with 23 strike outs, just six walks, and two homers allowed. Eight D-backs have faced Wolf more than 10 times in their (respective) careers, and the lines look like this:
|Mark Reynolds (20 PA)||.105||.150||.316|
|Adam LaRoche (19 PA)||.375||.474||.625|
|Chris Young (19 PA)||.250||.333||.500|
|Augie Ojeda (14 PA)||.286||.286||.357|
|Chris Snyder (14 PA)||.300||.500||.300|
|Stephen Drew (11 PA)||.100||.091||.300|
|Conor Jackson (11 PA)||.400||.455||.500|
|Justin Upton (11 PA)||.200||.273||.500 |
For the Diamondbacks, it's young pup Cesar Valdez, who's making his second career start. Valdez made his major league debut on Monday against Houston and picked up a win, going five innings and ceding a single run while striking out two and walking three. Last year, at Triple-A Reno, Valdez put together a 7-6, 4.78 ERA line in 18 starts. He only struck out 60 in those 18 starts, though, so expect lots of riveting PITCHING TO CONTACT tonight.
Via the estimable T-Haud, here's the Brewers line-up:
2B Rickie Weeks
CF Jim Edmonds
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
3B Casey McGehee
RF Jody Gerut
C George Kottaras
SS Alcides Escobar
P Randy Wolf
Maybe I missed this, but did something happen to Corey Hart? I wonder if his man-goggles finally arrived in Phoenix and he got lost trying to pick them up.
As for the arms in the 'pen:
Todd Coffey pitched 1 inning (13 pitches) yesterday, and also threw on Wednesday and Tuesday.
pitched imploded in .1 innings (21 pitches) Thursday.
Jeff Suppan pitched 2 innings (27 pitches) Thursday and 1 inning on Wednesday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched 2 innings (24 pitches) yesterday.
Manny Parra pitched 1 inning (21 pitches) Tuesday.
Claudio Vargas pitched 1 inning (28 pitches) Thursday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (12 pitches) and picked up a save yesterday.
Y'all know what to do from here. Bring me home a winner!