Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Brewers-DBacks Preview

Well, another opportunity for the Brewers to at least play for some dignity..........wasted. Well, Monday the Crew was a Jody Gerut double away from being no-hit (but I gotta give credit where credit is due....Carpenter would have mowed down any matter how good on Monday).......Trevor Hoffman blowing a save (it's only the third time it's happened....can't really complain) plus a very Jeff Suppan-esque start....4 runs in 5 innings.........well folks that's how you get swept.....

Now to this weekends series against the D-Backs. The first series between the two since Felipe Lopez came from Arizona via trade and last month's botched attempt to acquire Doug Davis off waivers.

Brewers 66-73
D-Backs 61-79*

*as of this writing, the D-Backs/Dodgers game is in the 5th inning with LA up 3-2

Looper [11-6 4.77 era 88+] vs. Davis [7-12 3.81 era 118 ERA+]

Well, the Looper home run allowed watch is still at 33 as he didn't give up any in his last start. Now the question is whether he can stretch that out to two starts in a row. He faces off against one of the unluckiest pitchers this year ex-Brewer Doug Davis. Way back when the Brewers season still had a glimmer of hope in it, I was advocating for the Brewers to acquire Davis, he's not a hall-of-famer but he gets people out, eats innings and is a classic example of why win-loss records are useless.

Bush [3-7 6.19 era 68 ERA+] vs. Mulvey [0-0 10.38 era 42 ERA+]*

Mulvey has only 4 1/3 innings pitched this year.

The Brewers start David Bush. He actually pitched a lot better on Monday, but with the Brewers offense running into an ambush, he was still on the hook for the loss. The D-Backs start rookie Kevin Mulvey on Saturday. He's made 4 relief appearances in his career (2 with the Twins, 2 with the D-Backs) and he makes his first career start on Saturday. Pitchers+First Career Start= Long Day for the Brewers (usually.).....Some random things I didn't know about Mulvey until I looked up his page on Wikipedia:

1) He threw a no-hitter while playing college ball at Villanova
2) He was one of the players included in the trade that brought Johan Santana to the Mets

Parra [10-10 6.47 66 ERA+] vs. Scherzer [9-9 4.15 era 109 ERA+]

As of now, has Manny Parra listed as Sunday's starter. Considering that he left last night's game early due to injury, I wouldn't be surprised if someone else starts this game. The D-Backs counter with Max seems odd/fascinating that both pitchers are at exactly at.500 for the season.....doesn't seem to happen too much after the first few weeks of the season.

Well that's the preview for this series..........please Brewers win a least one....prettty please

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