May 14, 2010: Tonight's Starting Pitchers


RHP DAMON KRESTALUDE: Selected by Milwaukee in the 17th round of the 2008 draft out of Port St. Lucie (FL) High School.

LAST SEASON: Krestalude made two appearances with the Brevard County Manatees (Florida State League) in early June. He was transferred to Helena once the Pioneer League started. Krestalude was 3-4 with a 5.35ERA in 15 games (nine starts) for the Helena Brewers.

LAST START: Krestalude faced the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Miller Park on May 7. He allowed two runs on three hits over 5-1/3 innings. Krestalude walked one and struck out five. He did not allow a run over the first 5-1/3 innings. Then, he allowed back-to-back singles with one out in the top of the sixth and was relieved in a scoreless game. The two runners scored and Krestalude was charged with the loss.

A SEASON IN THE DESERT: In 2008 - his first season as a Brewers’ farmhand - Krestalude went 1-4 with a 3.15ERA for Milwaukee’s Arizona League affiliate.

DOWN IN FLORIDA: Krestalude worked two innings of relief against Sarasota on June 6, 2009 and allowed a run on a hit. On June 13, Krestalude got the start at Palm Beach. He pitched 4-2/3 scoreless innings and gave up three hits. Krestalude also hit a batter, walked four and struck out three in his start for the Manatees.

O, PIONEER LEAGUE: Krestalude was the first Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week in 2009. In his first appearance for the Helena Brewers, Krestalude pitched six shutout innings and gave up just one hit against Missoula on June 25. Krestalude picked up the win, walked one, and struck out three

BREWERS CAREER: Krestalude was 4-8 with a 4.42 ERA in his first two seasons as a pitcher in the Milwaukee minor league system. He has made 31 appearances (15 starts) since 2008.

VS. BELOIT: On May 2 at Beloit, Krestalude allowed two runs on two hits, walked four and struck out three over five innings. He left the game with the Rattlers trailing 2-0, but he was not involved in the decision. Wisconsin rallied for an 8-3 win over the Snappers at Pohlman Field. That is the only appearance Krestalude has made against the Snappers.

INNINGS PITCHED: 8.0 (8/2/09 v. Billings)
STRIKEOUTS: 7 (8/2/09 v. Billings)

..2010 DAY-BY-DAY
..CLN*..Win...5.0 5 2..2..0 2..3.60
..@BUR..Save..4.0 1 0..0..0 3..2.00
..CR*.........5.0 3 2..2..2 4..2.57
..@PEO*.......5.0 6 4..4..1 5..3.79
...@BEL*.......5.0 2 2..2..4 3..3.73
...CR*...Loss..5.1 3 2..2..1 5..3.68



RHP JAKE ODORIZZI: Selected by Milwaukee as a supplemental 1st round pick (32nd overall) in the 2008 draft out of Highland (IL) High School.

LAST SEASON: Odorizzi made 12 appearances (10 starts) for the Helena Brewers in the Pioneer League. He was 1-4 with a 4.40 ERA and struck out 43 while walking nine over 47 innings pitched.

LAST START: Odorizzi made the start against the Cedar Rapids Kernels on May 8 at Time Warner Cable Field. He pitched 5-2/3 innings and allowed two runs on four hits. Odorizzi struck out eight without walking a batter. Wisconsin was up 3-2 when Odorizzi left the game, but he was not involved in the decision. The Kernels rallied to win the game 5-4 in ten innings.

HIGHLAND HIGH: Odorizzi was 14-0 with three saves in his senior season with the Bulldogs. He allowed one earned run over 89-1/3 innings pitched to put up an ERA of 0.08 and struck out 146 batters while walking just six in his final season as a Bulldog and helped lead the team to its first ever Class 3A State Championship.

AWARDS: In his senior season, Odorizzi was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Illinois; a Louisville Slugger Pre-season All-American; a Rawlings/Perfect Game All-American; and a member of USA Today’s All-USA Team.

NOT IN THE CARDS: Odorizzi had committed to playing baseball and football at the University of Louisville before signing with the Brewers.

IN THE RANKINGS: Baseball America rated Odorizzi as the #2 prospect in the Pioneer League after the 2009 season. The publication placed him at #9 in the Brewers organization heading into the 2010 season.

BREWERS CAREER: In 23 games (14 starts) before this season, Odorizzi was 2-6 with a 4.12 ERA. He had walked 18 and struck out 62 in 67-2/3 innings as a Brewers farmhand before this season.

VS. BELOIT: On May 3 at Beloit, Odorizzi allowed five runs (four earned) on three this and five walks. He left the game with two runners aboard and no outs in the fourth inning with the game tied 3-3, two runs scored, but Odorizzi was not involved in the decision and the Rattlers rallied to take an 8-7 lead. But, the Rattlers would take a 9-8 loss in ten innings. Odorizzi struck out five in the game.

INNINGS PITCHED: 6.0 (2x; Last: 7/4/09 @Great Falls)
STRIKEOUTS: 8 (2x; Last: 4/16/10 @Burlington)

....2010 DAY-BY-DAY
..CLN...Save..3.0 1 0. 0..1.4..0.00
..@BUR*.Win...5.0 0 0..0..1 8..0.00
..CR*.........4.0 3 2..2..3 7..1.50
..@PEO..Loss..2.0 5 4..3..1 0..3.21
...@BEL*.......3.0 3 5..4..5 5..4.76
...CR*.........5.2 4 2..2..0 8..4.37


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