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Milwaukee Brewers Inside Pitch 2008-04-30

Milwaukee Brewers Inside Pitch 2008-04-30
Right-hander Ben Sheets passed the "day after" test Wednesday when he reported to the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field suffering no ill effects from his outing the previous evening against the Chicago Cubs.

"I feel good," said Sheets, who returned to the mound after a 10-day absence caused by triceps soreness.

Sheets struggled for five innings with his command against the Cubs, issuing a career-high seven walks. The velocity on his fastball was down a couple of miles per hour, also, but Sheets said that was more from being uncomfortable on the mound than any problem with the triceps.

"When I initially hurt it (April 12 in New York), it hurt the day after I pitched," Sheets said. "Then I felt it when I pitched in Cincinnati (the next start).

"(Tuesday night), it didn't hurt. It was cold. It was kind of like icing it while I pitched."

Sheets said he believed he was past the triceps problem but didn't really want to say it for fear of jinxing himself. He remains on target to take his next turn Sunday in Houston.

CUBS 19, BREWERS 5: Right-hander Jeff Suppan took the Brewers out of the game immediately, allowing six first-inning runs. And reliever Derrick Turnbow continued to melt down, allowing six more runs in the Cubs' final at-bat. In between, there was very little for the Brewers to hang their hats on. An uplifting 10-7 victory the previous evening was totally negated because Suppan dug too deep of a hole and the bullpen couldn't stop the bleeding. Cubs catcher Geovany Soto hit three-run homers off both Suppan and reliever Brian Shouse.

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Added: April 30, 2008

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