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Game Thread #56: Brewers (22-33) at Cardinals (32-23)

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With the loss last night, the Brewers fell 10 games behind in the NL Central, and 11 games under .500. The Brewers are also in danger of having the worst record in the NL, as they are now only one game in front of both Houston and Arizona who both have records of 21-34.


Current Series

Cardinals lead the series 1-0

Fri 06/04 WP: Adam Wainwright (8 - 3)
LP: Randy Wolf (4 - 5)
0 - 8 loss

Milwaukee Brewers
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Saturday, Jun 5, 2010, 3:10 PM CDT
Busch Stadium

Chris Narveson vs Adam Ottavino

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

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Sun 06/06 7:00 PM CDT

Lineups and bullpen status after the jump.

The Cardinals are starting Adam Ottavino today. He looks menacing.


Adam Ottavino

#35 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals

6-5

230

L

R

Nov 22, 1985



W-L

ERA WHIP K BB
2010 - Adam Ottavino 0-1 6.35 1.94 5 6

However his stats look strangely familiar, almost as if he could be our #3 starter. Ottavino is making his 2nd career start and of course has not faced any Milwaukee Brewers.

Chris Narveson will be facing his former employer today (the Cardinals, not Piggly Wiggly). Narveson has made only one appearance against the Cardinals this year, facing only Colby Rasmus and striking him out. Narveson has held current Cardinal batters to a .225 BAA for his career, and only has surrendered one HR, to Albert Pujols.

Lineups are pretty much the same as yesterday:

Rickie Weeks 2B
Craig Counsell SS
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Jim Edmonds CF
Corey Hart RF
George Kottaras C
Chris Narveson LHP

Skip Schumaker 2B
Ryan Ludwick RF
Albert Pujols 1B
Matt Holliday LF
David Freese 3B
Yadier Molina C
Colby Rasmus CF
Brendan Ryan SS
Adam Ottavino RHP

The bullpen combined for 1.1 craptacular innings last night, hopefully they won't be needed that much again today:

Jeff Suppan pitched 1.1 innings last night, hopefully we won't see him ever again.
Kameron Loe
pitched 2.1 innings (26 pitches) Thursday .
Zach Braddock pitched 1 inning (21 pitches) Thursday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) Thursday.
John Axford pitched 1.2 innings (25 pitches) Wednesday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched .1 innings (11 pitches) Wednesday.
Jeff Suppan pitched 1.1 innings (43 pitches) Friday.
Todd Coffey pitched 2.1 innings (29 pitches) Saturday.

Enjoy the game, and here is hoping we stay in front of the Astros and D-backs!

-Note: I, the ever-powerful and amazing Fatter Than Joey, actually wrote this game thread. No lie.