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Game Thread #148: Brewers (69-78) at Giants (83-66)

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Chris Narveson attempts to give Milwaukee the sweep on the road as he goes up against Barry Zito.


Current Series

Brewers lead the series 2-0

Fri 09/17 WP: Randy Wolf (12 - 11)
LP: Madison Bumgarner (5 - 6)
3 - 0 win
Sat 09/18 WP: Yovani Gallardo (13 - 7)
SV: John Axford
LP: Tim Lincecum (14 - 10)
2 - 1 win

Milwaukee Brewers
@ San Francisco Giants

Sunday, Sep 19, 2010, 3:05 PM CDT
AT&T Park

Chris Narveson vs Barry Zito

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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Can't read my, can't read my, no you can't read my poker face unless you follow the jump.

Chris Narveson (11-7, 5.05) is trying to impress management in order to gain the upper hand on winning a rotation spot in 2011. The Narv-Dog hasn't given up more than three earned runs since July 23. Since that date, he has had nine starts and has put up a 3.35 ERA and has given up an opponent batting line of .234/.295/.328. On the season, Narveson has a 4.28 FIP.

Barry Zito (8-13, 4.02) is having a near identical season to his 2009 campaign. Just look at how similar his stats are:

Stat
2009
2010
ERA
4.03
4.02
IP
192
186
H/9
8.4
8.3
HR/9
1
0.9
BB/9
3.8
3.7
SO
154
139
FIP
4.31
4.27
Runs
89
87
HBP
8
7
WAR
2.2
2

Bullpen Report:

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 1 inning (21 pitches) yesterday.
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 inning (15 pitches) yesterday.
Brandon Kintzler pitched 0.2 innings (35 pitches) Monday.
Mark Rogers pitched 1 inning (8 pitches) on Wednesday.