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Milwaukee Brewers Notes, Quotes 2008-04-29


Milwaukee Brewers Notes, Quotes 2008-04-29
--RHP Ben Sheets returns to the rotation Tuesday night in Chicago after missing his last turn with triceps tendinitis. Sheets pitched in Wrigley Field on Opening Day, blanking the Cubs on two hits for 6 1/3 innings.

--RHP Derrick Turnbow continues to be too erratic to predict how he'll perform. One outing after notching his first save in a year, Turnbow didn't retire any of the three hitters he faced Sunday, surrendering a single and two walks in the seventh inning against Florida.

--LHP Mitch Stetter has exceeded expectations since being summoned from Class AAA Nashville in the middle of the month to provide a second lefty in the bullpen. In five appearances, Stetter has allowed two hits and no runs in six innings while striking out nine hitters. Stetter inherited a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the seventh inning Sunday against Florida and stranded all three runners with two strikeouts and a foul pop.

--2B Rickie Weeks is batting only .191 with a .333 on-base percentage but manager Ned Yost said he has no plans to remove Weeks from the leadoff spot in the lineup. "Rickie's hitting all these bullets and hitting the ball hard at people," said Yost. "He could be doing a lot better with a little bit of luck."

--3B Bill Hall equaled his 2007 total of one sacrifice bunt by getting one down Sunday in his second at-bat after entering the game on a double switch. In his first at-bat, Hall socked a home run.

BY THE NUMBERS: 7 -? Extra-inning games played by the Brewers this season, most in the major leagues.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "He swings the bat better than any celebrity I've ever seen." -- Manager Ned Yost, after comedian Larry the Cable Guy took batting practice with the Brewers on April 26.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 29, 2008

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