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08/23/06 - Rockies (Kim) @ Brewers (Sheets) - 7:05pm CDT


Colorado Rockies (59 - 66)

Byung-Hyun Kim RHP (7-8, 4.94 ERA, 1.54 WHIP)


Kim has struggled mightily on the road this season, going 2-5 with a 7.35 ERA. He lost his off-speed stuff on Saturday and gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 6-3 loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium. Kim is hoping to make amends at Miller Park, where he is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA in four appearances.




Milwaukee Brewers (60 - 65)

Ben Sheets RHP (3-6, 5.54 ERA 1.27 WHIP)


Sheets has pitched seven innings in each of his last two starts, but has surrendered 12 runs -- all earned -- on 16 hits while going 1-1. He was downright befuddled after his most recent outing, when his fastball sat in the 88-92 mph range and Sheets was forced to throw more changeups than usual. He insists that his shoulder -- which has given him trouble all season -- was perfectly fine. He's 3-3 with a 5.35 ERA in six career starts against the Rockies with a respectable 39:8 strikeouts to walks ratio.


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Series Probable Pitchers

Thursday Brewers (RHP Tomo Ohka, 3-3, 4.01 ERA, 1.34 WHIP) vs. Astros (RHP Josh Fogg, 9-7, 4.62 ERA, 1.48 WHIP), 1:05 p.m. CT


Next Series

Brewers travel to Miami metro area to face NL East's Florida Marlins (59 - 66, 30 - 30 at home) for a 4 game series starting Friday the 25th.

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Compared to last year, Sheets currently has a:


? lower walk rate

? higher strikeout rate

? lower home run rate

? lower line drive percentage


Here's his problem this year, in a nutshell:








While his reduced velocity in the last outing shouldn't be ignored, I think most of his struggles this year is a result of bad luck with balls-in-play. He has maybe 7 more starts to try and prove that theory.

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How many hits does Kim give up tonight? 2? 3?


Seriously, though, I hope Sheets comes out with another quality outing after an iffy game against Houston. An outing like he had in Atlanta after the 1-inning fiasco against the Cards would definitely be nice (minus the two earned runs coming home after leaving the game in the 8th).


I missed last night's game while hanging out with friends, so I still haven't gotten to see Laynce Nix play on TV yet. Hopefully he's in the lineup again tonight.

"[baseball]'s a stupid game sometimes." -- Ryan Braun


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this is a must win. enough said.




Don't let them hear you say that!! lol


Those Sheets stats are pretty interesting. Hopefully tonight he'll have his velocity back up and we'll be able to scratch out enough runs for a W.

"When a piano falls on Yadier Molina get back to me, four letter." - Me, upon reading a ESPN update referencing the 'injury-plagued Cardinals'
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