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  • 2009: April 13-15 Cincinnati Reds @ Milwaukee Brewers



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    Milwaukee Brewers
    Record: 3-6
    Hitting Stats
    Pitching Stats
    Fielding Stats
    Game Log
    Team History
    JSONLINE


    Cincinnati Reds
    Record: 4-4
    Hitting Stats
    Pitching Stats
    Fielding Stats
    Game Log
    Team History
    Cincinnati Enquirer
    JournalNews
    Dayton Daily News



    @Miller Park


    GAME 1
    Harley-Davidson Double Play

    Monday, April 13, 7:05pm CT

    Cincinnati 7 Milwaukee 6

    TV: WMLW 41

    Vs

    RHP Yovani Gallardo (1-0 2.70) Vs RHP Edinson Volquez (0-1 8.31)


    GAME 2
    Miller High Life Games

    Tuesday, April 14, 7:05pm CT

    Cincinnati 6 Milwaukee 1

    TV: FSN

    Vs

    LHP Manny Parra (0-1 10.38) Vs RHP Bronson Arroyo (1-0 7.50)


    GAME 3
    Bob and Brian Donkey Deck
    Harley-Davidson Double Play
    Time Warner Cable Customer Appreciation Days
    Valvoline Instant Oil Change 4 Pack
    Valvoline Instant Oil Change Special Coupon

    Wednesday, April 15, 7:05pm CT

    Milwaukee 9 Cincinnati 3

    TV: WMLW 41

    Vs

    RHP Braden Looper (0-0 1.80) Vs RHP Micah Owings (0-0 0.00)
    Last edited by 645; 04-16-2009, 12:08 AM.

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    Series 3: Vs Cincinnati Reds

    Series 2: Chicago Series 3: Cincinnati Series 4: New York
    Code:
                       Game 1     Game 2     Game 3
    Fanhome
    645                Auto Win   Auto Win   Auto Win   1
    
    Baseball Fever
    Brewcrew82         Win        Win        Win        1
    KevinWI            Win        Win        Win        1
    
    Scout
    Robby316           Auto Win   Auto Win   Auto Win   1
    
    TSB
    RangerFan09        Auto Win   Auto Win   Auto Lose  0
    TestSubjekt        Auto Lose  Auto Lose  Auto Lose  2
    Last edited by 645; 07-06-2009, 12:11 AM.

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    • #3
      #7 / Game 1: Game Preview / April 13, 2009

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      Reds 2-3
      Brewers 2-4


      Monday, April 13, 7:05pm CT

      TV: WMLW 41

      Vs

      RHP Yovani Gallardo (1-0 2.70) Vs RHP Edinson Volquez (0-1 8.31)

      Game Preview
      ESPN / Sportsline / MLB

      Gamecenter

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      • #4
        I'm picking the Brewers to sweep this series.
        RIP - HGF [1937-2009]

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        • #5
          I also pick the Brewers to win all 3.

          In my opinion, Game 1 is an instant-win. Games 2 and 3 will be harder for the crew but still wins.

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          • #6
            Here i come jumping over from the Cincy thread, haha.

            I think sky is the limit for Gallardo, but i love Edinson too. Tonite should be a tough ballgame and i'm looking forward to winning it. As mentioned before the other two should be pretty tight. I'm predicting the team that wins tonite take 2 of 3. And to be a homer ill take the Reds tonite, 4-3.

            G Man

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            • #7
              Hey another Red fan jumping over lol! Good luck to the Brew Crew! Hopefully the Reds can get some consistency down and make this a good series.

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              • #8
                what a joke is this team right now they are not even close to be a play9off team maybe not even a 500 team

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                • #9
                  #7 / Game 1: Cincinnati 7 Milwaukee 6 / April 13, 2009

                  W: E. Volquez (1-1, 9.64); L: Y. Gallardo (1-1, 6.94); SV: F. Cordero (2)
                  HR: CIN: J. Bruce (1), E. Encarnacion (1). MIL: C. Hart (3), J. Hardy (1).

                  Boxscore

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                  • #10
                    #7 / Game 1: How They Scored / April 13, 2009

                    Bot 1st: Milwaukee
                    - P. Fielder grounded into fielder's choice, R. Weeks scored, R. Braun out at second


                    Top 2nd: Cincinnati
                    - J. Bruce homered to deep right


                    Bot 2nd: Milwaukee
                    - J. Kendall singled to left, M. Cameron scored, B. Hall to second

                    - C. Hart homered to deep right, J. Kendall and B. Hall scored


                    Top 3rd: Cincinnati
                    - J. Votto singled to center, W. Taveras scored, C. Dickerson to second

                    - J. Bruce hit by pitch, C. Dickerson scored, J. Votto to third, B. Phillips to second

                    - E. Encarnacion homered to deep left, B. Phillips, J. Votto and J. Bruce scored


                    Bot 5th: Milwaukee
                    - J.J. Hardy homered to deep left

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                    • #11
                      #7 / Game 1: Recap / April 13, 2009

                      To Be Posted

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                      • #12
                        Prediction Standings / April 13

                        Code:
                                         Auto Wins STR LG  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT
                        TestSubjekt      (L)    5   3   3   5   --   --   --   --   --   -- 
                        Brewcrew82       (L)    5   0   3   5   --   --   --   --   --   -- 
                        RangerFan09      (W)    4   0   2   4   --   --   --   --   --   -- 
                        KevinWI          (L)    3   0   2   3   --   --   --   --   --   -- 
                        645              (W)    3   0   1   3   --   --   --   --   --   -- 
                        Robby316         (W)    2   0   1   2   --   --   --   --   --   --
                        Season Standings
                        Last edited by 645; 04-16-2009, 10:00 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Prediction Scoreboard / April 13

                          Brewers Lose 7-6

                          Win by Posted Lose

                          None

                          Win by Auto-pick Lose

                          TestSubjekt

                          Lose By Posted Win

                          Brewcrew82 at Baseball Fever
                          KevinWI at Baseball Fever

                          Lose By Auto-pick Win

                          645, RangerFan09, Robby316

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                          • #14
                            #8 / Game 2: Game Preview / April 14, 2009

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                            Reds 3-3
                            Brewers 2-5


                            Tuesday, April 14, 7:05pm CT

                            TV: FSN

                            Vs

                            LHP Manny Parra (0-1 10.38) Vs RHP Bronson Arroyo (1-0 7.50)

                            Game Preview
                            ESPN / Sportsline / MLB

                            Gamecenter

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                            • #15
                              I'm staying with my prediction of 2 of 3. Hopefully Bronson can eat up some innings tonite as Edinson only went 5 last night.

                              G Man

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