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Game Thread #10: Cubs (4-4) at Brewers (4-5)

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It's a gorgeous Sunday and the roof is open at Miller Park for a Brewers/Cubs rubber match. Is this the life or what?

Pitching matchups and lineups following the jump.

I feel like there is just so little I can say about Yovani Gallardo that we all don't already know. Of course in his last start he threw a complete game two-hit shutout against the Braves and scored the winning run, and according to MLB.com "he's the first pitcher to work a shutout and score the game's only run since the Astros' Pete Harnisch on June 25, 1991." He has only struck out six hitters in 15 innings so far, but that's no biggie. He could sit down fifteen Cubs today and it wouldn't be that surprising. He has faced four Cubs hitters ten or more times, and three of them have hit pretty well against Gallardo.

AVG OBP SLG
Kosuke Fukodome (16 PA) .385 .500 .462
Alfonso Soriano (14 PA) .143 .143 .214
Geovany Soto (14 PA) .333 .429 .667
Aramis Ramirez (11 PA) .300 .364 .400

For the Cubs, Casey Coleman gets the start in place of Randy Wells, who was placed on the DL. Coleman pitched in 12 games (eight starts) for the Cubs in 2010 and didn't have terrible results with a 4.11 ERA and 4.24 FIP. He's nowhere near an overpowering pitcher as he has never posted high strikeout numbers, and his K/BB ratio is just 1.08. He throws a fastball, slider, curveball and changeup.

Lineups

Brewers

2B Rickie Weeks
CF Carlos Gomez
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Mark Kotsay
SS Yuniesky Betancourt
3B Craig Counsell
C George Kottaras
P Yovani Gallardo

Cubs

RF Kosuke Fukudome
SS Starlin Castro
CF Marlon Byrd
3B Aramis Ramirez
1B Carlos Pena
C Geovany Soto
LF Tyler Colvin
2B Darwin Barney

P Casey Coleman