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8/28/03 - Brewers (Obermueller) @ Reds (Wilson) -- PULLED FROM THE ARCHIVES


11:30 AM, CST

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Radio: WTMJ 620




The Brewers try to go for 10 straight wins today!!


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SportsTicker Game Preview:


Milwaukee (57-75) at Cincinnati (58-74) 12:35 pm EDT


CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- The Milwaukee Brewers try to win a 10th

straight game for the first time in over 14 years as they

conclude a four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds on



The Brewers have won nine in a row for July 25-August 1, 1997

and already have eclipsed their win total from last season.

They have not won 10 straight since April 30-May 9, 1988.


Geoff Jenkins had two hits, including a solo homer, and rookie

Scott Podsednik had two hits for the Brewers on Wednesday.

Podsednik is hitting .470 (23-for-49) during a career-high

12-game hitting streak.


Wes Obermuller (0-4, 5.34 ERA) makes his sixth start of the

season for the Brewers and seeks his first career victory. He

has pitched twice during Milwaukee's winning streak and has

allowed three runs and 14 hits in 10 1/3 innings.


In his last start, the 26-year-old righthander allowed one run

and eight hits in six innings of Saturday's 7-6 win over



Paul Wilson (8-10, 4.74) makes his team-leading 27th start of

the season for the Reds and will try to win three straight

decisions for the second time this year.


He is coming off back-to-back wins over the Houston Astros and

allowed one run and five hits in seven innings of Saturday's 3-1



Wilson is 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA in two lifetime starts vs. the


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Tie for 5th place with a win today... 4th place within reach. Go! Go! Go!


 NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM WON LOST PCT GB HOME ROAD EAST CENT WEST STREAK HOUSTON 70 62 .530 - 41-26 29-36 13-17 40-30 06-08 WON 3 ST LOUIS 69 63 .523 1 39-28 30-35 17-13 33-27 09-15 WON 1 CHICAGO CUBS 68 63 .519 1 1/2 32-32 36-31 11-13 31-28 17-13 LOST 1 PITTSBURGH 60 70 .462 9 30-36 30-34 08-08 31-38 16-17 WON 2 CINCINNATI 58 74 .439 12 30-37 28-37 11-16 26-34 14-19 LOST 4 MILWAUKEE 57 75 .432 13 27-39 30-36 14-22 28-32 10-14 WON 9 

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Wow . . . we're as good a road team as Houston and St. Louis. You think maybe we need to tailor the team a bit better to Miller Park?


Actually, everybody in the division is equally mediocre on the road, except the Cubs. Is this interesting in any way, or is it just a random feature of a weak division?



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[ You think maybe we need to tailor the team a bit better to Miller Park? ]


Exactly... And you'll see this occurring over the next few years. The plan is to grow the infield grass long and load up on sinkerball pitchers and other pitchers with good GB/FB ratios. Obviously you can only change so much in one year, so some of the changes should percolate up thru the minors as well as FA talent.

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Well the good news is I think we will be hearing a lot of "this is the first time the Brewers have done this in 10 years (or More)." We are just now starting to get some national attention. I only hope this will last just a little longer. I couuld get used to this thing they call winning.
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Today's starting lineups:


 Scott Podsednik CF .315 6 42 Ryan Freel CF .269 2 4 Keith Ginter 2B .273 10 31 Tim Hummel SS .250 0 0 Geoff Jenkins LF .293 27 94 D'Angelo Jimenez 2B .290 3 13 Richie Sexson 1B .260 35 96 Sean Casey 1B .289 12 66 John Vander Wal RF .260 14 43 Russell Branyan 3B .227 5 14 Wes Helms 3B .255 18 57 Stephen Smitherman LF .444 1 3 Eddie Perez C .261 9 40 Dernell Stenson RF .296 2 4 Royce Clayton SS .223 11 36 Jason Larue C .227 15 45 Wes Obermueller RHP .200 0 1 Paul Wilson RHP .125 0 1 (0-4, 5.34) (8-10, 4.74) 

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The local Indiana news has just started talking about the Brewers for the first time this year since Cecil Cooper was announced as manager. I also heard talk on ESPN news about Podsednik for NL ROY. Is the media being nice or are they going to jinx the Brewer's streak?


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Why is Helms swinging before taking a called strike? Three walks on a row....WAIT for a called strike.
"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006
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The Brewers' starters during the 9-game streak have pitched 59 innings, giving up 59 hits, 15 earned runs, 19 walks, and recording 36 strikeouts. This computes to a 2.29 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. This includes Obermuller's 4 inning relief appearance when Sheets went out after 1 inning.
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Yeah, but Ginter hit into a double play...






DOUBLE ARRGH!!! If Ginter hadn't hit into that dobule play, we'd be up 2-1 on Geoff's homer!!!


Isn't this the fourth straight game Geoff has homered in? Record's eight, IIRC.

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