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Gamethread #64: Brewers (26-37) at Angels (36-30)

Its a double dose of baseball "fun" today, with interleague play AND a west coast game.

Current Series

3 game series vs Angels @ Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Milwaukee Brewers
@ Los Angeles Angels

Monday, Jun 14, 2010, 9:05 PM CDT
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Randy Wolf vs Joe Saunders

Clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Tue 06/15 9:05 PM CDT
Wed 06/16 6:05 PM CDT

Lineups and more stuff after the jump!

Randy Wolf (4-6, 5,31 ERA) continues to be underwhelming this season. Incase you needed a reminder, Wolf lasted only 4.2 inning last time out against the Cubs, but that was just enough time to give up 8 earned runs, including 5 home runs, 3 of which were in 1 inning. Wolf's WHIP is up to a disgusting 1.628. A major factor in that is his increased walk rate, which is up to 4.5/9. Just for reference, Gallardo's is 4.3BB/9. Wolf pitched well in his home town last year, so hopefully he has the same luck tonight. No Angel has faced Wolf more than 10 times.

Joe Saunders (5-6, 4.35 ERA) is pitching how I hoped Randy Wolf might, but isn't. He hasn't pitched well at home, however, to the tune of a 6.34 ERA. Saunders has been incredibly consistent and average throughout his career. He doesn't strike out many (5K/9), he doesn't walk a ton (3BB/9), but he gives up plenty of hits (9.4H/9). He basically pitches just well enough to get results. Carlos Gomez is the Brewer to have faced Saunders. In 8 ABs he is hitting .500 against him.

Adam McCalvy has tonight's lineup:

Rickie Weeks 2B
Corey Hart RF
Prince Fielder 1B
Ryan Braun LF
Casey McGehee DH
Carlos Gomez CF
Craig Counsell 3B
Alcides Escobar SS
George Kottaras C

In the bullpen...
Carlos Villanueva pitched .1 inning (11 pitches) yesterday
Zach Braddock pitched .2 innings (10 pitches) yesterday
Chris Smith pitched 1 inning (27 pitches) yesterday
David Riske pitched 1 inning (15 pitches) yesterday and 1 inning (15 pitches) Saturday
Chris Capuano pitched 1 inning (15 pitches) Saturday
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) Saturday
Kameron Loe pitched 2 innings (21 pitches) Friday
John Axford pitched 1 inning (15 pitches) Thursday

Go Brewers!