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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Brewers Shut Out Rockies 2-0



The difference between the Chris Capuano who had been hit hard in his two previous starts and the one who threw seven shutout innings at hitter friendly Coors Field was simple.

"It was command of the baseball," Capuano said. "Just throwing strikes."

Capuano allowed six hits and didn't walk a batter over seven innings and drove in both runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
"I had been too aggressive the past couple of starts," Capuano said. "I don't mean with pitches, but the mentality where you have your adrenaline going and you are almost rushing things. I just had to slow it down today."

Capuano (13-8), Dana Eveland, Jose Capellan and Derrick Turnbow combined for the 29th shutout in the 11 years Coors Field has been open.

Turnbow pitched the ninth for his 26th save.

Capuano had given up nine runs in losing his two previous starts. He matched a season high with eight strikeouts in winning for the first time since July 31.
The Brewers will open up a series versus the Astros as Tomo Ohka (7-7) faces Roger Clemens (11-4).

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