|MILWAUKEE ( LOHSE )|
WASHINGTON ( DETWILER )
|951||MILWAUKEE||+140||Ov 8,-105||+135||Ov 8,-125|
|952||WASHINGTON||-150||Un 8,-115||-145||Un 8,+105|
|vs Left-handed Starters||7-22||-17.2||16-12||3.4||0.253||0.294||5.3||0.277||0.341|
|Past 7 Games||1-6||-4.2||3-3||2.9||0.227||0.265||5.1||0.261||0.324|
|vs Right-handed Starters||30-31||-7.8||31-27||3.6||0.237||0.293||4.1||0.256||0.308|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.5||3-4||5.0||0.266||0.325||3.6||0.230||0.288|
|6/19/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ HOUSTON||BEDARD(L)||3-1||W||-125||8.5 un||U||6||5||0||10||8||1|
|6/20/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ HOUSTON||HARRELL(R)||4-7||L||-135||7.5 ov||O||8||8||1||9||7||3|
|6/25/2013||LOHSE(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||9-3||W||-140||8 ov||O||11||3||0||8||5||1|
|6/26/2013||GALLARDO(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)||4-5||L||-135||8.5 un||O||9||5||2||11||11||0|
|6/27/2013||PERALTA(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||GARZA(R)||2-7||L||-110||9 un||P||9||8||2||9||6||0|
|6/28/2013||HELLWEG(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)||3-10||L||182||8 ov||O||10||9||2||12||6||0|
|6/29/2013||HAND(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)||1-2||L||187||7.5 ov||U||7||7||0||6||3||0|
|6/30/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||MORTON(R)||1-2||L||130||8 un||U||4||4||0||8||12||2|
|7/1/2013||GALLARDO(R)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||5-10||L||175||7 ov||O||11||7||2||13||7||0|
|7/2/2013||PERALTA(R)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||4-0||W||230||7.5 un||U||8||9||0||8||10||1|
|7/3/2013||LOHSE(R)||@ WASHINGTON||DETWILER(L)|| |
|7/4/2013||HAND(R)||@ WASHINGTON||TAYLOR(R)|| |
|7/5/2013||HELLWEG(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|7/6/2013||GALLARDO(R)||NY METS||MARCUM(R)|| |
|7/7/2013||PERALTA(R)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)|| |
|7/10/2013|| ||CINCINNATI|| || |
|6/19/2013||GONZALEZ(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)||6-2||W||-120||7.5 ov||O||8||6||0||4||5||0|
|6/23/2013||DETWILER(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||6-7||L||-130||7.5 ev||O||13||11||0||13||5||2|
|6/28/2013||DETWILER(L)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||6-4||W||150||6.5 ov||O||8||3||2||9||9||0|
|6/29/2013||TAYLOR(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||1-5||L||100||8 ov||U||7||7||3||9||10||0|
|6/30/2013||GONZALEZ(L)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||13-2||W||-135||7 ov||O||13||5||0||5||5||0|
|7/5/2013||GONZALEZ(L)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|7/6/2013||ZIMMERMANN(R)||SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|7/7/2013||STRASBURG(R)||SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)|| |
|7/8/2013||DETWILER(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LANNAN(L)|| |
|7/9/2013||TAYLOR(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)|| |
|7/10/2013|| ||@ PHILADELPHIA|| || |
|MILWAUKEE: HITTING: It helped when the Brew Crew had Prince Fielder in the fold, but there's still lots of firepower here now that he's moved on. 2B RICKIE WEEKS starts it off, with some of the game's best bat speed. OF NYJER MORGAN doesn't hit the ball hard, but when it drops in he's off to the races. OF RYAN BRAUN has put up Hall of Fame numbers since day one. Now the big question is whether he doped to do it. OF COREY HART has improved his batting eye and is no longer an on-base liability. He's also one of the few Brewers hitters who plays even average defense. 3B ARAMIS RAMIREZ is on the down side of his career, but remains productive. Backup TAYLOR GREEN should see decent time behind him though. IF MAT GAMEL is slated to start at first; nobody knows if he'll be any good. He sure as heck won't be Prince Fielder. C JONATHAN LUCROY was effective in a middle-of-the-road kind of way. Fourth OF CARLOS GOMEZ still can't hit. SS ALEX GONZALEZ will play every day and has decent pop for a middle infielder. |
STARTING PITCHING: The Brewers' front three is among the most formidable in baseball. YOVANI GALLARDO has improved his peripherals every year as a starter. High pitch counts used to chase him early in games, but not anymore. One day he'll win a Cy Young. ZACK GREINKE was a product of bad defense, bad luck, and an unusually high home run rate. In the second half, he was a beast. SHAUN MARCUM pulled a reverse Greinke, starting brilliantly then fading down the stretch. Not too surprising, given the durability issues that have followed Marcum throughout his career. Most teams would still kill to have him as their No. 3 starter. People laughed when the Crew signed RANDY WOLF for three years and $30 million, but he's been a highly dependable innings-eater in both seasons as a Brewer. The same holds for CHRIS NARVESON. He's the very definition of a back-end guy, but as fifth starters go, he's pretty good.
RELIEF PITCHING: JOHN AXFORD and his Long John Silver's facial hair are proof positive that you don't need to spend a fortune on a closer. Axford was an undrafted retread when Milwaukee signed him. The list of 'proven closers' with fat contracts that Axford has outpitched each of the past two years is a deep one. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ruined the Brewers' offseason plans by accepting arbitration. He's a decent bet for some cheap saves, and still brings it with that crazy body-flinging delivery. But the team may still deal him at some point this season. KAMERON LOE has made a reasonably smooth transition to full-time reliever.
|WASHINGTON: HITTING: The Nats were among the eight worst teams in the majors in runs (3.88 per game), BA (.242), OBP (.309) and OPS (.691). Much of that had to do with the first two spots in the batting order hitting .285 OBP and .283 OBP respectively. OF ROGER BERNADINA (.301 OBP) and SS IAN DESMOND (.298 OBP) were the regular 1-2 hitters in the order. $126 million OF JAYSON WERTH was also to blame, batting .232 with a meager 58 RBI in 561 at-bats. 3B RYAN ZIMMERMAN also missed two months with an abdominal problem and had a down year with 12 HR and 49 RBI in 101 games. But OF MIKE MORSE had a breakout season, leading the Nats in batting (.303), HR (31) and RBI (95). 1B ADAM LaROCHE suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in June, but should be fully healed. Washington is counting on a pair of talented 24-year-olds to contribute a little more in 2B DANNY ESPINOSA (.236 BA, 21 HR) and C WILSON RAMOS (15 HR in 389 AB). |
STARTING PITCHING: STEPHEN STRASBURG is back fully healed from Tommy John surgery, but will reportedly be limited to 160 innings in 2012. That's still enough time to strike out 150 batters and win a dozen games though. In sending four quality prospects to Oakland, the Nats paid a huge price for GIO GONZALEZ. They hope he can overcome his control issues and become an elite No. 2. Well-traveled EDWIN JACKSON was also brought in to help bolster the rotation. He joins his sixth different club since 2008, but Jackson is just 28 years old and was serviceable after being traded to St. Louis last year (5-2, 3.58 ERA). JORDAN ZIMMERMANN was in the same boat as Strasburg last year, coming off elbow surgery and limited to 161.1 innings. But in that time, he had a team-best 3.18 ERA and 4.0 K-to-BB ratio (124 K, 31 BB). JOHN LANNAN remains the top lefty in the Nats rotation with a team-high 10 wins in 2011. He dominated left-handed hitters last year (.211 BA, 55 K in 185 AB), but still needs to improve his weak 1.4 K-to-BB ratio (106 K, 76 BB).
RELIEF PITCHING: DREW STOREN had a phenomenal first year as a full-time closer, saving 43-of-48 games with a 2.75 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 74 K in 75.1 innings. His role will remain the same in 2012 once he returns from the 15-day DL (elbow) to start the season. Newcomer BRAD LIDGE was limited to 25 innings because of shoulder problems last year, but he appears to be the closer until Storen returns. The Nats have arguably the best set-up man in the game in TYLER CLIPPARD, who led the majors with 38 holds and posted a 1.83 ERA and 0.84 WHIP for the season. He held opponents to a .162 average and fanned 104 batters in 88.1 innings of work. Lefty SEAN BURNETT saw a huge decline in his numbers, as his ERA rose from 2.14 to 3.81 and his WHIP jumped from 1.14 to 1.32. This was mostly due to a diminishing strikeout rate (8.9 to 5.2 last year).
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (MILWAUKEE-WASHINGTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Brewers-Nationals Preview* ===========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Milwaukee (32-49) at Washington (42-40), 6:05 p.m. EDT
Despite being without their top hitters and losing their starting pitcher to injury, the Milwaukee Brewers ended their slide.
With Kyle Lohse getting the nod after a strong June, they'll try to string together back-to-back victories Wednesday night against the host Washington Nationals.
Milwaukee (33-49) was without Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez on Tuesday. Gomez, who leads the team in homers (12) and OPS (.906), continued to heal a left shoulder injury that saw him miss time last month. Segura's .325 batting average is one of the best in baseball but he has been nursing a sore right thumb, manager Ron Roenicke told the team's official website.
Segura and Gomez's combined 92 runs account for 28.2 percent of the Brewers' team total of 326.
"To take two guys out of the Nos. 2 and 3 hole, that's not something I wanted to do," he said. "We're trying to get them back healthy. They're both such an important part of our lineup this year."
Roenicke also said that Ryan Braun - still sidelined with a bruised right thumb - will likely not return until after the All-Star break. Braun's primary replacement, Logan Schafer, is hitting .187 since Braun's last game on June 9.
But Schafer was 1 for 4 with a run in Milwaukee's 4-0 victory over Washington on Tuesday, ending the team's second six-game losing streak of the season. Starter Wily Peralta left in the sixth inning due to a hamstring injury and Stephen Strasburg stifled the Brewers with seven shutout innings, but that was before they tagged reliever Drew Storen for four runs in the eighth.
The bullpen for Washington (42-41) ranks 15th in the majors in ERA at 3.62, but has posted a 6.14 mark over the last five games.
Five players combined for the Nationals' eight hits Tuesday, and Bryce Harper was 0 for 4 in his second game back after missing more than a month with knee bursitis. Harper also dropped a flyball off the bat of Martin Maldonado, leading to the third of Milwaukee's four runs in the eighth.
Looking to lead the Brewers to a second consecutive road win for the first time since June 1 will be Lohse (3-6, 3.63 ERA). He exited his last start Sunday at Pittsburgh after 1 2-3 innings after a 2-hour, 20-minute rain delay. He didn't allow a hit though, putting a cap on an impressive June that saw him go 2-0 with a 2.34 ERA over 34 2-3 innings.
Harper is 3 for 6 against Lohse while Jayson Werth is 8 for 21 with three homers and three doubles. Werth was 0 for 3 Tuesday after going 11 for 29 (.379) over his previous eight games, including a five-RBI performance in Monday's 10-5 series-opening win.
Washington starter Ross Detwiler (2-6, 4.13) will hope to receive some better fortune than Strasburg. The left-hander is winless through his last five starts while posting a 7.15 ERA, but he also received a total of five runs of support in those games.
Rickie Weeks - who is hitting .229 on the season but owns a 1.050 OPS over his last 11 games - is 3 for 5 off Detwiler with a homer.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 8:36:40 PM EST|