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Today's Matchup: Milwaukee (Lohse) at Arizona (Delgado)

One veteran pitcher, one young pitcher.


It's certainly conceivable that any one of Kyle Lohse's next few starts could be his last as a Brewer. Lohse (3.47 ERA, 4.26 FIP) is on reasonable contract and does not necessarily fit in with the Brewers long-term plans, after all. He is pitching well this year, and with his great seasons the past two years he could certainly catch someone's eye as the trade deadline approaches.

Outside of being rained out of the game after 1.2 innings on June 30, all of Lohse's starts since the beginning of June have been quality. In his latest outing, he failed to record a strikeout but held the Reds to three earned runs over 6.2 innings.

Lohse has faced five Arizona batters at least ten times. Here is how they have fared:

Player PA Line
Eric Chavez 21 .333/.476/.800
Martin Prado 20 .350/.350/.400
Miguel Montero 14 .214/.214/.429
Gerardo Parra 14 .385/.429/.615
Aaron Hill 11 .300/.364/.300

Randall Delgado (3.82 ERA, 4.10 FIP) is a somewhat popular name for Brewers fans to speculate about when considering trade scenarios involving the Diamondbacks. He is certainly major league ready (he made 17 starts for the Braves last season) but would still likely be a top prospect were he still eligible. Prior to 2012 he was ranked #46 nationwide by Baseball America. The previous year, he was #35. He is a good enough pitcher that he was one of the big names included in the deal that sent Justin Upton to Atlanta.

Delgado has struggled with allowing walks. In the minors he has been in the high-3.0s to high-4.0s in BB/9. Unfortunately for him, his excellent strikeout numbers have not carried over to the majors like his walk numbers have. Delgado may not be giving up a ton of runs this year, but a 1.455 WHIP indicates that he is likely to get worse than better.

Delgado has not faced any current Brewers player even once.


I have not yet seen the lineup. If you have, feel free to post them in the comments.

In the bullpen:

  • Brandon Kintzler pitched one inning (10 pitches) last night.
  • Mike Gonzalez pitched 0.2 innings (8 pitches) last night.
  • John Axford pitched .1 innings (2 pitches) last night and also pitched Thursday.
  • Jim Henderson pitched one inning (33 pitches) Thursday.
  • Donovan Hand pitched two innings (35 pitches) on Wednesday.
  • Burke Badenhop pitched one inning (12 pitches) on Wednesday.
  • Francisco Rodriguez last pitched on Monday.