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Know Your Foe #23: Brewers look to repeat success of season-opening series vs. Rockies

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS (28-38, 8.5 GB, 4TH NL CENTRAL)

Last Series vs. Rockies: April 5-7, 2010 @ Miller Park (W 2-1)

Similarly to how things have gone for everybody else vs. Colorado this season, the Brewers were unable to beat Ubaldo Jimenez but did take the other two games of the series. In the loss to Jimenez and the Rockies on Opening Day, the Brewers managed to outhit the opposition 12-10 but still lost the game 5-3. The Brew Crew outscored the Rockies 15-14 in the series, highlighted by game two in which they scored seven runs. Casey McGehee was the star of the series offensively for Milwaukee, as he went 5-11 with a homer. Prince Fielder was 4-11 with a couple of walks, and Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez each hit key long balls for the Crew as well.

Yovani Gallardo was the Opening Day starter and suffered a bad luck loss, giving up three runs on seven hits and seven innings but not getting a ton of support. Randy Wolf continued his mesmerize the Rockies (as he did in 2009) in Game 2, striking out eight batters in 6.2 innings and staying out of deep trouble. Doug Davis was not good in the finale, allowing four runs on six hits in four innings. However, the pen was able to completely shut down Colorado's offense for the remainder of the game, tossing five innings of two-hit ball.

Recent Series Results: lost 1-2 vs. Texas, won 2-1 at Los Angeles (AL)

Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, Corey Hart, and Casey McGehee each hit home runs in the series opener vs. the Rangers, but other than Fielder (who hit two more bombs in the finale), they - as well as the rest of the Milwaukee offense - were contained for the remainder of the series. Yovani Gallardo had a ten strikeout performance in that final game as well, but he allowed four runs to score (one of which came on a home run) in six innings to take the loss.

Against the Angels, the bats found their way back to the mix as the Brewers went on to outscore the Halos 19-3 in the first two contests before dropping the third. McGehee and Braun each went yard in the first game, while Prince Fielder crushed another one in Game 2. Randy Wolf and Dave Bush picked up victories in the series to get the Crew within single digits of .500 temporarily before Chris Narveson lost Game 3 despite a home run from Carlos Gomez.

Friday-Sunday: 3-game series @ Coors Field

Expected Pitching Matchups

Friday, 18 June 2010 @ 7:10pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Manny Parra 1-4 21 4 0 0 0 0 42.1 48 22 19 5 22 45 4.04 1.65


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jason Hammel 4-3 10 10 0 0 0 0 59.2 63 31 30 5 17 48 4.53 1.34

Saturday, 19 June 2010 @ 6:10pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Yovani Gallardo 6-3 16 14 1 1 0 0 88.0 72 30 26 5 43 94 2.66 1.31


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jeff Francis 2-2 6 6 0 0 0 0 38.1 37 15 14 2 8 19 3.29 1.17

Sunday, 20 June 2010 @ 1:10pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Randy Wolf 5-6 15 14 0 0 0 0 85.0 91 50 48 15 42 51 5.08 1.56


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Aaron Cook 2-4 13 13 1 0 0 0 73.1 84 46 42 4 33 31 5.15 1.60

 

More after the jump...

Expected Lineup

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Rickie Weeks
2B 0.252 0.354 0.422 0.776 0.170 0.315 0.346
Corey Hart
RF 0.263 0.336 0.584 0.920 0.321 0.259 0.388
Prince Fielder
1B 0.259 0.396 0.453 0.849 0.193 0.296 0.378
Ryan Braun
LF 0.300 0.363 0.496 0.859 0.196 0.318 0.383
Casey McGehee
3B 0.269 0.330 0.466 0.796 0.197 0.284 0.345
Carlos Gomez
CF 0.242 0.284 0.386 0.670 0.144 0.275 0.304
 Jonathan Lucroy
C 0.314 0.314 0.314 0.629 0.000 0.355 0.282
Alcides Escobar
SS 0.248 0.299 0.349 0.648 0.101 0.278 0.290

 

Bench

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
George Kottaras
C 0.206 0.370 0.443 0.813 0.237 0.200 0.361
Craig Counsell
IF 0.277 0.330 0.366 0.697 0.089 0.318 0.316
Joe Inglett
IF 0.354 0.415 0.542 0.957 0.188 0.415 0.421
Jim Edmonds
OF 0.264 0.340 0.434 0.774 0.171 0.348 0.345

 

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - John Axford 3-1 13 0 0 0 4 0 15.0 13 5 5 0 7 17 3.00 1.33

 

Injuries


Milwaukee Brewers Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Todd Coffey thumb 05/30/2010
Doug Davis other-excused 05/11/2010
Gregg Zaun shoulder 05/21/2010
Jody Gerut heel 05/23/2010
Marco Estrada shoulder 06/01/2010

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
LaTroy Hawkins shoulder 05/07/2010