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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Brewers Beat Mets 8-2



From Sportsline.com:

Tomo Ohka came up to the plate with the score tied in the fourth inning and two on, just after Chad Moeller's bloop near the right-field line popped out of Xavier Nady's glove for a single.

Milwaukee's pitcher faked a bunt and pulled his bat back, then slapped the ball to right. It sailed over Nady's head for a run-scoring double, and the Brewers never looked back in an 8-2 victory Saturday that stopped the New York Mets' winning streak at seven.

"I tried to make a line drive to the first-base side. I was a little disappointed it was a fly ball," Ohka said. "I didn't care how far it went. The team needed a runner moved up. If the right fielder catches the fly ball, that doesn't happen. I was fortunate it was far enough he couldn't catch it."

Pitching against a team that began the day with an NL-high .310 batting average, Ohka (1-1) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and five hits in seven innings. He had been 0-5 in seven appearances at Shea Stadium coming in.

New York, which had trailed after the end of only two innings previously this season, was trying for the first 9-1 start in franchise history and for its first eight-game winning streak since taking nine in a row from April 16-25, 2000. But Steve Trachsel (1-1) struggled with his command, allowing four runs and nine hits in five innings, and all three Mets outfielders had trouble picking up balls that dropped for hits.

Carlos Lee hit his fifth homer and Geoff Jenkins his first, and Matt Wise finished the six-hitter for the Brewers, who had not scored five runs in a game since April 8.

"Even though we've been struggling, I think we have a decent lineup," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "I think we will score some runs. Maybe today is a start for us."

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