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Gamethread #102: Brewers (48-53) vs. Reds (55-46)

Don't look now, but the Brewers have won five in a row and seven in a row at home.

Current Series

Brewers lead the series 1-0

Mon 07/26 WP: Carlos Villanueva (1 - 0)
SV: John Axford
LP: Bronson Arroyo (10 - 6)
3 - 2 win

Cincinnati Reds
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Tuesday, Jul 27, 2010, 7:10 PM CDT
Miller Park

Edinson Volquez vs Yovani Gallardo

Mostly clear. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

Complete Coverage >

Wed 07/28 1:10 PM CDT

Follow the jump for pitching matchups, lineups, and more

Yovani Gallardo (9-4, 2.45 ERA) will be on the bump for the Brewers tonight, making his second start since returning from the DL. He was sharp last time out, pitching 6 shutout innings against the Pirates, walking only one and showing no sign of a lingering injury. Gallardo has pitched at least 6 innings in 11 of his last 12 outings, dating back to May 12th, with the only exception being his 2.2 inning performance when he strained his oblique. Gallardo has fared pretty well in his career against the Reds; he's 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA against Cincinnati. Only two Reds have faced Gallardo at least 10 times.

PA Slash line
Brandon Phillips 18 286/.412/.571
Joey Votto 12 .273/.333/.364

Gallardo will be facing Edinson Volquez (1-1, 7.56 ERA), who is also just returning from the DL. Volquez will be making his third start of the season after recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's also coming off a 50-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. His first start of the season was a solid 6 inning, 1 ER performance. His second start wasn't as good. He lasted only 2 innings and gave up 6 ER on 5 H and 4 BB. His career stats against the Brewers don't look very good either; he's 2-1 with a 6.35 ERA against the Crew. Four Brewers have faced Volquez at least 10 times.

PA Slash line
Ryan Braun 12 .500/.583/.600
Prince Fielder 12 .182/.250/.455
Corey Hart 12 .300/.333/.900
Craig Counsell 10 .286/.500/.286

Tonight's Lineup

Weeks 2B
Escobar SS
Braun LF
Fielder 1B
McGehee 3B
Inglett RF
Gomez CF
Lucroy C
Gallardo RHP

In the bullpen...
Carlos Villanueva pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) yesterday and 1 inning Saturday
John Axford pitched 1 inning (21 pitches) yesterday, 1 inning Saturday, 1 inning Friday, and 1 inning Thursday
Kameron Loe pitched 2 innings (37 pitches) Sunday, 2 innings Friday, and 1 inning Wednesday
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (17 pitches) Sunday and 1 inning Saturday
Todd Coffey pitched .2 innings (22 pitches) Thursday
Chris Capuano pitched .2 innings (6 pitches) Thursday
Davis Riske pitched 1 inning (31 piches) Wednesday
Zach Braddock has not pitched since July 19th.

Go Brewers!