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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Brewers Have a Fish Fry, Beat Marlins 6-4

Rookies Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy and Corey Hart are providing a positive glimpse of the future for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Weeks drove in the game-winning run in the sixth inning, Hardy had three hits and Hart manufactured a key run as the Brewers took advantage of four Florida errors in a 6-4 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday night.

"They've been playing great since they got here," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "A huge part of what makes this so exciting is watching those kids get an opportunity and do well with it."

Weeks broke a 4-4 tie with a single off Marlins starter A.J. Burnett that scored Damian Miller from second. Hardy came around to score when the ball scooted past right fielder Jeff Conine.
Weeks said the rookies want to carry their weight.

"It takes a lot off the veterans' backs like Carlos Lee and Geoff Jenkins," he said. "We're trying to add and trying to keep up with them."

Hardy isn't analyzing his game after struggling early in the season.

"I don't know what I'm doing right now," he said after tying his career-high with three singles. "I'm just out there trying to see the ball and put good swings on it."

Marlins manager Jack McKeon is impressed with the Brewers' youngsters.

"I like their kids," he said. "They've got a lot of fire in them."

Doug Davis (9-9) will look for win number 10 and a Brewer sweep on Thursday as he faces Ismael Valdez (1-1).


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