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Stat Of The Night: Maholm Means Goodbye

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Prince Fielder got an RBI single against Paul Maholm tonight, but also struck out twice.
Prince Fielder got an RBI single against Paul Maholm tonight, but also struck out twice.

Entering play tonight, Prince Fielder had struck out two times in the Brewers' 11 games this season. By the sixth inning of tonight's game he had doubled that total, as Paul Maholm got him swinging twice. Fielder went 1-for-3 against Maholm overall, driving in a run with a first inning single.

The fact that Maholm struck Fielder out a couple of times is hardly surprising: Entering the game tonight Fielder had hit just .071/.152/.071 against him in 46 career encounters (including two HBP). The strikeouts tonight were Maholm's 14th and 15th against Fielder, moving him past Adam Wainwright and into first place on the career list:

Pitcher PA K
Paul Maholm 49 15
Adam Wainwright 48 14
Ryan Dempster 47 10
Sean Marshall 24 9
Roy Oswalt 38 9
Wandy Rodriguez 39 9

Oswalt is pitching for the Phillies against the Marlins tomorrow night, putting him in line to face the Brewers on Wednesday.