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Game Thread #89: Pirates (30-57) at Brewers (39-49)

It's the last game before the all-star break, and the Brewers are attempting to completely dismantle their chance at improving their 2011 draft position.

Current Series

Brewers lead the series 2-0

Fri 07/09 WP: John Axford (4 - 1)
LP: Evan Meek (4 - 3)
5 - 4 win
Sat 07/10 WP: Dave Bush (4 - 6)
SV: John Axford
LP: Jeff Karstens (2 - 4)
4 - 3 win

Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010, 1:10 PM CDT
Miller Park

Brad Lincoln vs Randy Wolf

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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If you follow the jump, you won't be sorry. That's sort of a promise.

The Pirates are throwing out Brad Lincoln (1-3, 5.25) against the Brewers bats. What is it with the Pirates and ugly pitchers. Right after we are forced to see Jeff Karstens face we have to see this? Whatever he looks like, Lincoln was the fourth overall pick in the 2006 draft. He was born on May 25, 1985. On that day in history Bangladesh was devastated by a tropical cyclone/storm. Approximately 10,000 people died. Thanks a lot for that, Brad Lincoln.

Randy Wolf (6-8, 4.49) gets the call for the crew. By now you should know just about all you need about Wolf. But did you know that he has the exact same middle name as yours truly--Christopher. And did you know that Wolf purchased guitar god Slash's home? And that he was born in Canoga Park, LA, California? And that on the day he was born, both Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira and Gina Bachauer died? Thanks a lot for that, Randy Wolf.

Lineup! Lineup! Lineup!

Weeks 4
Hart 9
Braun 7
Fielder 3
McGehee 5
Kottaras 2
Gomez 8
Escobar 6
Wolf 1

Bullpen! Bullpen! Bullpen!

Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (24 pitches) Thursday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched 1 inning (16 pitches) Thursday.Zach Braddock pitched 1 inning (7 pitches) yesterday.David Riske pitched 1 inning (13 pitches) Thursday.
John Axford pitched 1 inning (23 pitches) yesterday and also pitched Friday.
Kameron Loe pitched 0.2 inning (13 pitches) yesterday and also pitched.
Todd Coffey pitched 2 innings (19 pitches) Friday.
Chris Capuano pitched 0.2 inning (10 pitches) Friday.

Jeff Suppan is still not a Brewer.

And the Finals of the World Cup are on. Go Spain!