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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Brewers Lose to Cards 2-5



After allowing a two-run homer to Bill Hall in the second, Reyes retired 15 of the next 16 batters he faced before giving way to Randy Flores with one out and nobody on in the seventh and Geoff Jenkins due up.

The only blemishes on Reyes' night came in the second when he allowed a single to Carlos Lee before serving up Hall's 15th homer that gave Milwaukee a 2-1 lead.

"He got a fastball up and a good fastball pitcher hit it out of the park and he never backed off," La Russa said. "He came after guys and that was probably the key to the game. He did not lose any confidence in his stuff. He kept challenging them. ... That was an important moment that he survived."

The Brewers were thoroughly impressed.

"It's always tough your first go-around against a guy you've never faced before," Hall said. "He's got good stuff and he proved why he's the No. 1 pitching prospect in their organization.

"It's amazing," Hall added. "They just keep plugging guys in ... they just keep finding ways to win on a daily basis."
Ben Sheets (8-7) will face off against Jeff Suppan (10-8) on Wednesday.

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