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Game Thread #99: Nationals (42-55) at Brewers (45-53)

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Brewers lead the series 1-0

Fri 07/23 WP: Kameron Loe (1 - 1)
SV: John Axford
LP: Sean Burnett (0 - 5)
7 - 5 win

Washington Nationals
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Saturday, Jul 24, 2010, 6:10 PM CDT
Miller Park

J.D. Martin vs Manny Parra

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Sun 07/25 1:10 PM CDT


Are you ready for some Parra-Ball? Then join us as our dearly beloved Manny takes on J.D. Martin in an epic pitchers duel!

Manny Parra (3-7, 5.52) has really been getting some poor results his last four starts, wherein he has a 9.86 ERA and a opponent batting average of .385. Jinkies. Did you know that Manny Parra played first base in high school? So if this whole pitching thing doesn't work out, and Prince Fielder is traded...who knows? Also, did you know that Manny Parra was born in Carmichael, CA? That's the same place where Dusty Baker and former Brewer Chris Bosio hail from! Crazy!

J.D. Martin (1-5, 4.14) seems like a very average pitcher. He has a 4.75 FIP, he doesn't throw especially hard, he doesn't strike out a lot of batters, he doesn't walk a lot of batters, and his opponent BABIP is .309, not really lucky or unlucky. This will be his ninth start of the year. He was born in Ridgecrest, CA. Ridgecrest was originally named Crumville, which, I mean, I don't know why they would change it.

Lineup:

Weeks 4
Inglett 9
Braun 7
Fielder 3
McGehee 5
Edmonds 8
Escobar 6
Lucroy 2
Parra 1

Bullpen Report:

Kameron Loe pitched 2 innings (27 pitches) yesterday.
John Axford pitched 1 innings (10 pitches) yesterday.
Todd Coffey pitched .2 innings (22 pitches) Thursday.
Chris Capuano pitched .2 innings (6 pitches) Thursday.
David Riske pitched 1.1 innings (31 pitches) Wednesday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched 1.2 innings (44 pitches) Tuesday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (17 pitches) Tuesday.
Zach Braddock pitched 1 inning (16 pitches) Monday, and has been held out with an unknown physical issue.