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Gamethread #127 Dodgers (64-62) at Brewers (59-66)

Game two will hopefully be better than game one.

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Dodgers lead the series 1-0

Tue 08/24 WP: Ted Lilly (8 - 8)
SV: Hong-Chih Kuo
LP: Dave Bush (6 - 11)
3 - 5 loss

Los Angeles Dodgers
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010, 7:10 PM CDT
Miller Park

Hiroki Kuroda vs Randy Wolf

Clear. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Thu 08/26 1:10 PM CDT

Randy Wolf (10-9, 4.67 ERA) will be on the mound for the Crew tonight, facing his old team. Don't look now, but Wolf has been pretty good lately and his last performance was easily his best as a Brewer, coming within two outs of a complete game shut-out against the Cardinals. Infact, since that rather unforgettable 5.2 inning, 12-run outing against the Pirates on July 21st, Wolf is 3-0 with a 2.65. This newfound effectiveness can probably be somewhat attributed to Wolf limiting his walks. After routinely allowing 3, 4 or 5 walks per start for the majority of the season, Wolf hasn't allowed more that 1 free pass in four of his five last starts. In his career against the Dodgers, Wolf is 3-2 with a 3.39 ERA. Three Dodgers have faced Wolf at least 10 times.

PA Slash line
Ryan Theriot 21 .200/.238/.200
Ronnie Belliard 22 .050/.136/.050
Scott Podsednik 10 .125/.300/.250

Wolf will be taking on Hiroki Kuroda (8-11, 3.48). Kuroda has been just as good as Wolf lately, allowing only 3 runs over his last two starts and earning a coveted quality start in 6 of his last 7 starts. He also hasn't allowed more than two walks in any start since June. Kuroda gives up plenty of hits (8.8/9 inn), but does a pretty good job limiting his walks (2.3/9 inn). In his career against the Brewers, Kuroda is 1-0 with a 7.36 ERA. No Brewer has faced Kuroda at least 10 times.

Tonight's lineups:

Brewers Dodgers
Weeks 2B Theriot 2B
Hart RF Ethier RF
Braun LF Ramirez LF
Fielder 1B Kemp CF
McGehee 3B Blake 3B
Cain CF Loney 1B
Escobar SS Carroll SS
Kottaras C Barajas C
Wolf LHP Kuroda RHP

In the bullpen:

Chris Capuano pitched 1 inning (10 pitches) yesterday.
Todd Coffey pitched 1 inning (24 pitches) yesterday and 2 innings Sunday
Kameron Loe pitched 1 inning (13 pitches) yesterday and 1 inning Saturday.
Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (9 pitches) Sunday.
Mike McClendon pitched 3 innings (51 pitches) Saturday
Zach Braddock pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) Saturday.
John Axford pitched 1.2 innings (24 pitches) Saturday.

Go Brewers!