May 25, 2009: Today's starting pitcher

RHP CODY ADAMS: Selected by Milwaukee in the second round of the 2008 draft out of Southern Illinois University.

SALUKI: Adams was 6-4 in 14 starts in his last season at SIU. He had an ERA of 3.75 and a pair of complete games. In his career at SIU, Adams went 21-13 with a 3.64ERA in 57 career appearances (36 starts). He went 11-5 as a sophomore in 2007.

FIRST SINCE: Adams was the first Southern Illinois University baseball player to be selected in the top three rounds of the draft since pitcher Eric Haberer was a third round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 draft.

SCHOOL DAYS: While pitching for Sherarrd (IL) High School, Adams was a four-time All-Conference and All-Area pick. As a senior, Adams was a First Team All-State selection.

LAST SEASON: Adams was a member of the Helena Brewers in the Pioneer League for his first pro season. Adams made 14 appearances (five starts) and was 5-4 with a 3.48ERA for Helena.

RANKING: Baseball America rated Adams as the #28 prospect in the Milwaukee minor league system heading into the 2009 season.

LAST START: Adams got a no decision at Kane County on May 20. He pitched four innings and allowed four runs on five hits four walks and two strikeouts. The Rattlers were trailing 4-3 when Adams left the game. The team rallied for a 7-5 win.

LAST WIN: Adams scattered 10 hits over five innings on April 29 against the Great Lakes Loons. He allowed three runs (two earned), did not walk a batter, and struck out two.

VS. BELOIT: Adams has never faced the Snappers.

VS. MINNESOTA: Adams has never faced an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.

INNINGS PITCHED: 8.0 (@ Billings 9/5/08)
STRIKEOUTS: 7 (2x; Last: @ Clinton 4/18/09)

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