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Open Thread: Game 139 - @ Milwaukee Brewers

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LA Dodgers (73-65) vs. Milwaukee (64-75) 5:05pm

Lineups:

LA Dodgers

Rafael Furcal SS .291/.361/.412
Julio Lugo 3B .228/.305/.283
Olmedo S?enz 1B .292/.348/.560
Jeff Kent 2B .274/.362/.473
Andre Ethier LF .332/.381/.520
Russell Martin C .290/.361/.441
Matt Kemp CF .269/.310/.477
Jason Repko RF .261/.343/.395
Derek Lowe P .107/.164/.143

Milwaukee

Corey Hart CF .281/.319/.451
Jeff Cirillo 3B .339/.387/.445
Tony Graffanino 2B .299/.372/.422
Prince Fielder 1B .277/.349/.485
Bill Hall SS .265/.339/.551
Geoff Jenkins RF .255/.337/.394
Kevin Mench LF .214/.240/.296
Mike Rivera C .279/.323/.453
Chris Capuano P .121/.150/.138

Pitching Matchup:

Derek Lowe vs Chris Capuano
13 W 11
8 L 9
3.79 ERA 3.55
185.0 IP 190.1
5.06 K/9 7.57
2.34 BB/9 1.66
0.63 HR/9 1.14

With the Dodgers looking to avoid a sweep heading into New York, they sit two of their three best hitters. I'm okay with Nomar sitting for Olmedo, since Nomar's been struggling badly lately, but as I point out below, is there any reason why our on base percentage leader is sitting for the second day in a row?

Lowe is the only active starter that's been reliable in August, we're going to need him to keep that up against Capuano.

Scoreboard Watching:
Houston is playing Philadelphia at 4:05
San Diego is playing Colorado at 7:05

The magic number over Philadelphia, for the third day in a row, is 22.