Friday, July 11, 2008

Open Thread of BRANYAN!!!

(that is how you emphasize a word)

Josh Fogg is starting tonight, which means the muscle finally gets let out of the cage to get to feasting. This lineup screams double digits:

2B Rickie Weeks
SS JJ Hardy
LF Ryan Braun
1B Prince Fielder
RF Corey Hart
3B Russell Branyan
CF Mike Cameron
C Jason Kendall
P Manny Parra

Branyan has an .848 OPS against Fogg in 20 23 plate appearances. That includes 1 home run, 3 walks and 8 strike outs. His lone bomb came last year in San Diego...so you know it was long as hell.

Fogg has actually fared well against the Crew in 16 starts, tossing 96.1 innings and only allowing 39 runs (3.64 ERA) and 13 home runs (about 1 every 7 innings). However, at Miller Park he's been less successful in 8 starts, 46.1 innings (22 runs, 8 dingers).

Hopefully. numbers don't lie this evening.

Game in an hour...Go Crew!!

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