July 10, 2010: Tonight's Starting Pitcher

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.

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.

SAVING THE DAY: Krestalude earned his first professional save on April 16 at Burlington. He tossed four scoreless innings, allowed one hit, and struck out three.

MR. CONSISTENT: In his first six starts this season, Krestalude pitched at least five innings.

LAST START: Krestalude took the loss at Cedar Rapids on July 5 at Perfect Game Field. He allowed five runs on six hits over 3-1/3 innings in his first outing since June 3. Krestalude walked four and did not strikeout a batter in the game. The Rattlers lost 13-5.

VS. BURLINGTON: Krestalude pitched four scoreless innings in relief against the Bees at Community Field on April 16. He gave up one hit and struck out a pair without walking a batter. Jake Odorizzi pitched the first five innings of the game without allowing a hit. Krestalude retired the first 11 batters he faced, before allowing a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth.

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

........2010 GAME-BY-GAME

4/11..CLN* Win..5.0 5 2.2..0..2..3.60
4/16..@BUR Save 4.0 1 0 0..0..2..2.00
4/20..CR*.......5.0 3 2 2..2..4..2.57
4/27..@PEO*.....5.0 6 4 4..1..5..3.79
5/2...@BEL*.....5.0 2 2 2..4..3..3.75
5/7...CR*..Loss 5.1 3 2 2..1..5..3.68
5/19..PEO* Loss.2.0 7 6 6..3..1..5.11
5/24..BUR* Win..6.0 5 2 2..2..1..4.81
6/3...@FW.......1.2 2 1 1..2..3..4.84
7/5...@CR* Loss 2.1 6 5 5..4..0..5.55


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