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Game Thread #103: Reds (56-46) at Brewers (48-54)

The rubber match!

Current Series

3 game series vs Reds @ Miller Park

Mon 07/26 WP: Carlos Villanueva (1 - 0)
SV: John Axford
LP: Bronson Arroyo (10 - 6)
3 - 2 win
Tue 07/27 WP: Logan Ondrusek (2 - 0)
LP: Yovani Gallardo (9 - 5)
4 - 12 loss

Cincinnati Reds
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010, 1:10 PM CDT
Miller Park

Travis Wood vs Chris Narveson

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Follow the jump for today's pitching matchup, lineup and more!

Here are the things to know about Chris Narveson (5.93 ERA, 4.82 FIP):

  • He's pitching on normal rest today.
  • Has produced just one quality start in four outings in July.
  • Allowed five runs on six hits over six innings to the Nationals on Friday.
  • Is facing the Reds for the first time this season.
  • No current Reds have faced him more than three times, but Joey Votto is 2-for-2 against him with a home run.

And about Travis Wood (2.76 ERA, 3.66 FIP):

  • Making his sixth major league start, and his first against the Brewers.
  • Allowed four runs on nine hits in six innings to the Astros on Friday.
  • Took a perfect game into the ninth inning against the Phillies on July 10.
  • Throws in the low 90's, with a cutter (20% of pitches) and change (12.5% of pitches).
  • His fastball is the only above average pitch he's been consistently using.

Via the Brewers on Facebook, here's today's lineup:

Rickie Weeks 2B
Alcides Escobar SS
Ryan Braun LF
Prince Fielder 1B
Casey McGehee 3B
Jonathan Lucroy C
Carlos Gomez CF
Joe Inglett RF
Chris Narveson P

And in the bullpen:

Chris Capuano pitched 3 innings (59 pitches) last night.
Davis Riske pitched 1 inning (29 pitches) last night.

Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (6 pitches) last night.
Todd Coffey pitched .1 innings (2 pitches) last night.

John Axford pitched 1 inning (21 pitches) on Monday.
Carlos Villanueva pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) on Monday.
Kameron Loe pitched 2 innings (37 pitches) on Sunday.
Zach Braddock has not pitched since July 19th.

Enjoy the game!