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Game Thread #91: Milwaukee Brewers (49-41) @ New York Yankees (45-40)

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Milwaukee goes for the series win and an upbeat end to the first half

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Yankee starter Masahiro Tanaka (7-7, 5.25) has not had a good first half. His strikeout rate has jumped from 7.04 last year to 9 this, but his walk rate is also up - from 1.6 to 2.4. Most troubling, his HR rate has jumped from one per nine innings to two. Oddly, his xFIP is good - just 3.83. His WHIP is an OK 1.36, but a .315 BABIP has hurt.

Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson has been on a roll, and comes in at 7-4 with a 3.20 ERA. I am oddly apprehensive about his performance today, but will hope for the best.

LINE-UPS

Milwaukee Brewers

1. Jonathan Villar (S) 2B
2. Eric Thames (L) 1B
3. Domingo Santana (R) RF
4. Travis Shaw (L) 3B
5. Jesus Aguilar (R) DH
6. Hernan Perez (R) LF
7. Stephen Vogt (L) C
8. Keon Broxton (R) CF
9. Orlando Arcia (R) SS


New York Yankees

1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Aaron Judge (R) RF
3. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
4. Gary Sanchez (R) C
5. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
6. Chase Headley (S) 3B
7. Clint Frazier (R) DH
8. Ji-Man Choi (L) 1B
9. Tyler Wade (L) 2B

Poll

How would you rate your opinion of the Brewers' first half?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    disappointed
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    mildly dissatisfied
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    satisfied
    (2 votes)
  • 28%
    pleased
    (39 votes)
  • 69%
    ecstatic
    (97 votes)
139 votes total Vote Now