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Milwaukee Brewers Notes, Quotes 2009-04-21

Milwaukee Brewers Notes, Quotes 2009-04-21
--RHP Todd Coffey had not batted in a major-league game since 2005 before executing a perfect sacrifice bunt in the ninth inning Sunday in New York, leading to an insurance run in a 4-2 victory that he closed with 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Coffey said he borrowed a bat from RHP Dave Bush and batting gloves from RHP Yovani Gallardo.

--The Brewers begin a three-game series Tuesday night in Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park, a place that was not kind to them in 2008. They were swept in a four-game series there last September, leading to the dismissal of manager Ned Yost. Then, after hanging on to claim the wild-card berth, the Brewers lost the first two games of the playoffs against the Phillies there before being eliminated in four games.

--SS J.J. Hardy and RF Corey Hart showed up at Citi Field on Sunday with their hair dyed jet black. The look was more striking for Hart because he normally has blond hair and also had his beard dyed. The players said they were trying to "change things up" after the Brewers struggled to a 3-8 start. Naturally, the players took considerable ribbing from their teammates. "You look like Abraham Lincoln," 1B Prince Fielder told Hart.

--LF Ryan Braun said the Mets' new Citi Field is set up to be a pitcher's park, with deep dimensions and high walls. "I wouldn't be overly excited about playing 81 games here as a hitter," Braun said.

BY THE NUMBERS: 0 -- Runs scored off RHP Todd Coffey in 16 appearances with the Brewers since being claimed on waivers from Cincinnati last September.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "If you see me come in with black hair, you know we're in big trouble." -- Manager Ken Macha, after SS J.J. Hardy and RF Corey Hart dyed their hair black to change the team's luck.

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Added: April 21, 2009

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