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Game Thread #112: Astros (47-62) at Brewers (52-59)

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♫ It's the most wonderful time of the week.♫ Happy Yovani-day everybody!


Current Series

Brewers lead the series 2-0

Fri 08/06 WP: Kameron Loe (2 - 2)
LP: Matt Lindstrom (2 - 2)
6 - 5 win
Sat 08/07 WP: Randy Wolf (8 - 9)
SV: Trevor Hoffman
LP: Brett Myers (8 - 7)
5 - 2 win

Houston Astros
@ Milwaukee Brewers

Sunday, Aug 8, 2010, 1:10 PM CDT
Miller Park

Wesley Wright vs Yovani Gallardo

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

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Yovani Gallardo (10-5, 2.71) is a mac daddy. He strikes out people like nobodies business (10.12 K/9), has his walks cut down by almost one less per nine innings from last year, doesn't give up many homeruns (0.43/9) and has a 2.75 FIP (4th in MLB for starting pitchers), a 3.32 xFIP (sixth) and a 3.78 tRA. Also, he might be the best hitting pitcher in the league. So it's a pretty exciting thought that the Brewers have the rights to Yo through 2015.

Wesley Wright (1-1, 4.44) has appeared in nine games (three starts) so far this year, and has been mediocre at best. His K/9 and BB/9 numbers look pretty good at 7.52 and 2.39, respectively, but the Brewers must be licking their lips when they see his 2.05 HR/9. He also has a 5.42 FIP on the season, with a 4.01 xFIP and 5.94 tRA. Then again, all these numbers are in a pretty small sample size of 26.1 innings. But his career numbers in 126.2 innings aren't a whole lot better. Hopefully nothing clicks for him tonight.

Lineup (Cain!):

Weeks 4
Hart 9
Fielder 3
Braun 7
McGehee 5
Cain 8
Escobar 6
Lucroy 2
Gallardo 1

Bullpen Report:

Trevor Hoffman pitched 1 inning (8 pitches) yesterday and also pitched Friday.
Kameron Loe pitched .2 innings (11 pitches) yesterday and also pitched Friday.Todd Coffey pitched .1 innings (3 pitches) yesterday and also pitched Friday.
Zach Braddock pitched .1 innings (5 pitches) yesterday.
David Riske pitched 1.1 innings (31 pitches) Wednesday.
LaTroy Hawkins pitched .1 innings (24 pitches) Wednesday.
Chris Capuano pitched .1 innings (5 pitches) Wednesday.

John Axford pitched 1 inning (16 pitches) Tuesday.