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Game Thread #118: Brewers (54-69) at Rockies (60-55)

Esmil Rogers shown reading his forearm pitching chart, while Miguel Olivo contemplates retirement.
Esmil Rogers shown reading his forearm pitching chart, while Miguel Olivo contemplates retirement.

For the first time in recorded history, the Milwaukee Brewers will face a pitcher named Esmil.

Current Series

Rockies lead the series 1-0

Fri 08/13 WP: Taylor Buchholz (1 - 0)
SV: Huston Street
LP: Kameron Loe (2 - 3)
4 - 5 loss

Milwaukee Brewers
@ Colorado Rockies

Saturday, Aug 14, 2010, 7:10 PM CDT
Coors Field

Chris Narveson vs Esmil Rogers

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Sun 08/15 2:10 PM CDT

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Tonight the Brewers will try to make history, by beating a pitcher named Esmil for the first time in the storied franchise's history. Esmil Rogers is making his second start for the Rockies after replacing injured Aaron Cook in their rotation. In total, Rogers has made three starts for Colorado this season. In two of those starts, Rogers failed to get to the 5th inning (he went 6.0 in the other start).

The Brewers have not played well in Colorado, as they have only won 2 of their last 14 matchups in Coors Field. The Brewers are 14-32 all-time in Coors, including a 1-3 mark this year.

The Brewers will counter by giving Esmil Narveson the ball on the bump tonight. Narveson, an Englewood Co. native hasn't made a start against the Rockies yet this year, but faced them twice in relief in April.

Narveson against the Rockies...

Clint Barmes .000 2 0 0
Dexter Fowler .333 3 0 0
Jason Giambi - - - -
Carlos Gonzalez - - - -
Brad Hawpe .000 1 0 0
Todd Helton .667 3 0 2
Chris Iannetta - - - -
Melvin Mora - - - -
Miguel Olivo - - - -
Seth Smith - - - -
Ryan Spilborghs .333 3 0 0
Ian Stewart - - - -
Troy Tulowitzki .500 2 0 0
Eric Young - - - -

Esmil McGehee had his string of consecutive hits snapped at nine last night. McGehee is still working on a eight game hitting streak and trails only David Wright for RBIs by a third-baseman.

The Line up:

Esmil Weeks 2bEsmil Hart RFEsmil Braun LFEsmil Fielder 1bEsmil McGehee 3bEsmil Dickerson CFEsmil Escobar SSEsmil Lucroy CEsmil Narveson P

And in the bullpen:

Esmil Loe threw 2 pitches yesterday (Thanks K-Loe!).Esmil Axford pitched 1.2 innings (35 pitches) Friday.
Esmil Braddock pitched 0.1 innings (21 pitches) Friday.
Esmil Coffey pitched 0.2 innings (22 pitches) Wednesday.
Esmil Riske pitched 1 inning (15 pitches) Wednesday.Esmil Hoffman pitched 1 inning (12 pitches) Wednesday.
Esmil Capuano pitched 1 inning (13 pitches) Friday.
Esmil McClendon pitched 4 innings (32 pitches) for Nashville on Sunday.