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Game Thread #146: Brewers (67-78) at Giants (83-64)

Only five series left for the Brewers in the 2010 campaign. Get it while you can, friends.

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3 game series vs Giants @ AT&T Park

Milwaukee Brewers
@ San Francisco Giants

Friday, Sep 17, 2010, 9:15 PM CDT
AT&T Park

Randy Wolf vs Madison Bumgarner

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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You know how we do this: line-ups, pitching matchups, and whimsy, after the jump.

The new-and-improved, uptempo Randy Wolf (4.53 ERA, 5.11 FIP) is on the bump for the Crew tonight. It's been written on every Brewer-related site in the last week, but, just in case you missed it, Randy has been the Brewers best pitcher in the last month, putting together a tidy 3.07 ERA over his last nine starts. Wolf has made one start against San Fran in 2010, giving up five runs (one earned) over 7 innings, while fanning eight and walking four.

Six current Giants have faced Wolf more than 10 times in their careers:

Edgar Renteria 41 .270 .341 .378 .720
Aaron Rowand 24 .227 .292 .409 .701
Jose Guillen 20 .167 .250 .333 .583
Freddy Sanchez 17 .188 .235 .250 .485
Pablo Sandoval 12 .182 .250 .182 .432
Juan Uribe 12 .273 .333 .273 .606

Giants rookie Madison Bumgarner (3.28 ERA, 4.10 FIP) toes the slab for San Francisco. Bumgarner's last two starts have been excellent, as he's pitched (combined) 14.1 innings while giving up a single run and striking out 11. You might remember that Madison stymied the Crew back in July, going eight innings without giving up a run, while surrendering three hits and three walks and striking out five.

The Brewers line-up, via Tyler Barnes:

2B Rickie Weeks
RF Corey Hart
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
3B Casey McGehee
CF Carlos Gomez
SS Alcides Escobar
C George Kottaras
P Randy Wolf

And out in the 'pen:

Jeremy Jeffress pitched 1 inning (10 pitches) Tuesday.
Manny Parra hasn't pitched in a week.
Trevor Hoffman hasn't pitched since he picked up his 600th save.
Carlos Villanueva hasn't pitched in forever.
John Axford pitched 2.0 innings (29 pitches) Wednesday.
Mike McClendon pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) Wednesday.
Todd Coffey pitched .2 innings (5 pitches) Monday.
Zach Braddock pitched 0.0 innings (2 pitches) Monday.
Kameron Loe pitched 1.2 innings (16 pitches) Wednesday.
Brandon Kintzler pitched 0.2 innings (35 pitches) Monday.
Mark Rogers pitched 1 inning (8 pitches) on Wednesday.

Enjoy the game!