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Gamethread #11: Brewers (5-5) at Pirates (5-5)

Two days without baseball and we're greeted with WMLW upon its return? This seems like cruel and unusual punishment.

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3 game series vs Pirates @ PNC Park

Tue 04/12 Postponed

Milwaukee Brewers
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011, 6:05 PM CDT
PNC Park

Shaun Marcum vs Kevin Correia

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 50.

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Thu 04/14 6:05 PM CDT

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Shaun Marcum (1-1, 4.22/4.18 ERA/FIP) will be making his third start for the Brewers. After a rough first outing, Marcum bounced back nicely in his second start, allowing only 2 runs over 6 innings against the Braves. He still walked 2, which still isn't really Marcum-like, but I guess its better than walking 5. No Pirate has ever faced Marcum.

Marcum will be facing Kevin Correia (2-0, 1.29/2.84 ERA/FIP). The Pirates' righty has actually been pretty goos so far this season. His last start was on the 6th where he threw 7 shutout innings against the Cardinals, but he also pitched 1 inning on the 9th in the Bucs' loss to the Rockies. Over his career Correia has given up plenty of hits and plenty of walks, and he doesn't strike out many, but he's a ground ball machine, with a career GB% of 42.3%. In his career against the Brewers Correia is 2-3 with a 4.93 ERA. Four Brewers have faced Correia at least 10 times.

PA Slash line
Ryan Braun 16 .250/.250/.500
Rickie Weeks 15 .286/.333/.429
Prince Fielder 13 .200/.308/.200
Craig Counsell 10 .222/.300/.333

Tonight's lineup

Weeks 2B
Gomez CF
Braun LF
Fielder 1B
McGehee 3B
Kotsay RF
Betancourt SS
Lucroy C
Marcum RHP

In the bullpen...
Sergio Mitre pitched 1 inning (14 pitches) Sunday and .2 innings Friday.
Sean Green pitched .1 inning (4 pitches) Sunday and 1 innings Saturday and 1.1 innings Friday.
Mitch Setter pitched (6 pitches) Sunday.
Kameron Loe pitched 1.2 innings (20 pitches) Sunday.
John Axford pitched 1 inning (8 pitches) Sunday.
Marco Estrada pitched 1 inning (16 pitches) Saturday.
Zach Braddock pitched 1 inning (16 pitches) Friday

Go Brewers!