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Game Thread #54: Brewers (22-31) at Marlins (27-27)

The Brewers finish up their trip to Miami tonight. This game will feature something we haven't seen in a long time.

Current Series

Marlins lead the series 2-1

Mon 05/31 WP: Jorge Sosa (1 - 0)
LP: Chris Narveson (4 - 3)
5 - 13 loss
Tue 06/01 WP: Ricky Nolasco (5 - 4)
SV: Leo Nunez
LP: Trevor Hoffman (1 - 4)
4 - 6 loss
Wed 06/02 WP: Yovani Gallardo (6 - 2)
SV: John Axford
LP: Jorge Sosa (1 - 1)
7 - 4 win

Milwaukee Brewers
@ Florida Marlins

Thursday, Jun 3, 2010, 6:10 PM CDT
Sun Life Stadium

Chris Capuano vs Josh Johnson

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Pitching matchups, lineups, and more after the jump.

No, I didn't mean a win. We saw that last night. What we haven't seen since 2007 is Chris Capuano pitching in the major leagues. We've heard a lot about a certain other pitcher tearing up the IL, but Capuano's been delivering a similar performance in the PCL. In his 4 starts with Nashville, he's given up 6 runs in 25 innings. Most of those runs were given up in his second start vs. Portland. He hasn't been walking very many batters this year. Hopefully he'll keep that up at the major league level. We also haven't seen Capuano get a major league win in a long time; let's see if the Brewers' offense can give him one.

Cappy's mound opponent tonight is Josh Johnson. If you'd like hope for Capuano's future career, you could do worse than look at what's happened to Johnson. Johnson also has had Tommy John surgery (in 2007) and came back to the majors in August 2008. He had a great 2009, pitching 209 innings last year with an ERA of 3.23 and an FIP of 3.06; he's living up to the promise shown in his 2006 season. His 2010 performance makes him the ace of the Marlins' staff for now. In his last start against the Brewers on June 4th of last year, he gave up 2 runs in 7 innings on 5 hits and a walk and hit a home run off Dave Bush. I guess the Brewers aren't the only team out there with a hard-hitting ace.


Milwaukee Brewers Florida Marlins
Rickie Weeks 2B Chris Coghlan LF
Craig Counsell 3B Gaby Sanchez 1B
Ryan Braun LF Hanley Ramirez SS
Prince Fielder 1B Jorge Cantu 3B
Corey Hart RF Dan Uggla 2B
Carlos Gomez CF Cody Ross CF
Alcides Escobar SS Ronny Paulino C
Jonathan Lucroy C Brett Carroll RF
Chris Capuano P Josh Johnson P

Bullpen usage tracker!

John Axford pitched 1.2 innings (25 pitches) yesterday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched .1 innings (11 pitches) yesterday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (26 pitches) Tuesday.
Kameron Loe pitched 1 inning (13 pitches) Tuesday.
Jeff Suppan pitched 1 innings (11 pitches) Monday.
Zach Braddock pitched 1 inning (37 pitches) Sunday.
Todd Coffey pitched 2.1 innings (29 pitches) Saturday.