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Series Preview - Brewers @ Giants (7/17/06 - 7/19/06) GUEST COMMENTARY BY: Adam Rygg
After salvaging one game out of the Diamondbacks series, the Crew is still on the road and in the Bay Area tonight to take out the San Francisco Giants in our 2nd series with them in 2006. We feature our rookie tonight, a guy just off the DL tomorrow, and our resident "crafty" lefty on Wednesday. Let's take a look at the pitching matchups before delving into the offense.
1-2, 5.94 ERA
Loser of two straight starts, Zach "Action" Jackson is on the hill tonight for the Brewers. He wasn't even in the big leagues when we faced the Giants back in May, so obviously none of the Giants' hitters have seen him in person.
He has a unique windup that can looking like he's very uncontrolled to someone seeing him for the first time. On the contrary, he tends to have good control as evidenced by his total of three walks in the month of June, spanning five starts. His control has been a bit of an issue of late, lending itself to the young left-hander's two straight losses. He has walked seven over the past 10 innings. Being a guy that pitches to contact anyway and tends to give up a decent amount of hits, adding an extra seven baserunners for free certainly does not help him win ballgames.