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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Do or Die For the Wolfman

The Brewers fell to the Cardinals two games to one yesterday after their bats couldn't quite overcome a deficit created by what can only be termed a horrible first inning. Moving on, the Brewers send Randy Wolf to the mound tonight versus Kyle Lohse for game four. Wolf comes off one of his worst starts of the year when he threw three innings of seven run ball in game four of the NLDS. Lohse, on the other hand, has not thrown since game one of the NLDS in which he allowed six runs (five earned) in 5.1 innings.

The Brewers need Wolf to bounce back in a big way, as another loss will put them one away from elimination with one still to play in St. Louis. Lohse hasn't thrown in twelve days, giving the Brewers an opportunity to knock around a pitcher who could be a little rusty.  They need a strong performance from a starter to give them a chance to win. The series is not over, and the Crew can still steal a game (or two) from the Cardinals in St. Louis. A big factor in today's game will be whether the Wolfman rises to the occasion. He said after Gallardo's gem last Friday that he wanted to kiss him for giving him another start and a chance to bounce back. Now he needs to deliver.

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