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Series Preview #32: Brewers' Best Games Against the Diamondbacks

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Brewers

vs.

Dbacks

51-45 (1st place, NL Central) 51-44 (2nd place, NL West)

GAME 1: July 18, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m. CDT
(TV: FS-Wisconsin; Radio: 620 WTMJ)

GAME 2
: July 19, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m. CDT

(TV: FS-Wisconsin; Radio: 620 WTMJ)

GAME 3: July 20, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m. CDT
(TV: FS-Wisconsin; Radio: 620 WTMJ)

GAME 4: July 21, 2011 @ 8:40 p.m. CDT
(TV: FS-Wisconsin; Radio: 620 WTMJ)

Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona

SBN Coverage: Brewers vs Diamondbacks coverage

A View from the Other Dugout: AZ Snake Pit

Game 1 Randy Wolf (6-6, 3.65) vs. Josh Collmenter (4-5, 2.92)
vs. D-backs (0-1, 10.50) vs. Brewers (0-0, 0.00)
Game 2 Yovani Gallardo (10-6, 4.08) vs. Barry Enright (1-3, 6.49)
vs. D-backs (1-0, 1.29) vs. Brewers (0-0, ---)
Game 3 Chris Narveson (6-6, 4.74) vs. Joe Saunders (6-8, 3.89)
vs. D-backs (0-0, ---) vs. Brewers (0-0, ---)
Game 4 Zack Greinke (7-3, 5.04) vs. Ian Kennedy (10-3, 3.39)
vs. D-backs (0-0, ---) vs. Brewers (0-0, ---)

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We've already talked to AZ Snake Pit once this season, so it's time to take a look at Brewer hitters' and pitchers' best performances against the Diamondbacks. As always, these games are sorted by WPA.

Hitters:

3) Casey McGehee, July 6, 2011, .456 WPA

This one should be fresh in Brewers' fans memories. Casey McGehee, who was benched while struggling at the plate, came in to pinch hit in the 7th inning and launched a three-run home run to put the Brewers up 3-1 and give them the win.

2) Brooks Kieschnick, April 22, 2004, .461 WPA

The Brewers ended up losing this game in 15 innings, but they would have never gotten the chance to play extras if it weren't for the ninth-inning pinch-hit two-run home run by Kieschnick. Prior to his home run, the Brewers were 0-20 in pinch-hit opportunities on the season.

1) Marquis Grissom, May 2, 1999, .667 WPA

Pinch-hit home runs are the name of the hitters game here, as Marquis Grissom launched an eighth-inning, three-run shot to put the Brewers up 6-5 and eventually win the game.

Pitchers:

3) Bob Wickman, May 28, 2000, .384 WPA

The Brewers and Diamondbacks were tied and headed into extra innings when the Brewers brought in their closer, Wickman. He threw two shut-out innings, giving up one hit and striking out two. The Brewers put up one run in the 11th and Wickman got the win.

2) Jeff D'Amico, August 22, 2000, .397 WPA

Jeff D'Amico pitched 8 2/3 of six-hit, three-run ball. He did it in just 98 pitches. He struck out five and walked one.

1) Rafael Roque, August 27, 1998, .480 WPA

Roque pitched seven innings of shut-out baseball, allowing just two hits and striking out five on 86 pitches.