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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Brewers Lose Again to Cards 3-8

From Sportsline.com:

Brewers manager Ned Yost said his team can't afford miscues like they made in the fifth inning when they're playing the Cardinals.

"The whole inning was self-inflicted," Yost said. "They don't stop putting on the pressure, they keep coming, they capitalize on mistakes."

The game drew a standing-room crowd of 40,648 at the $365 million stadium, situated about a block south of the old park.

Dave Bush (1-1) gave up eight runs, seven earned, in six innings for the Brewers. Milwaukee has lost three straight after a 5-0 start and pitchers have surrendered 21 runs the last three games after giving up 14 the first five.

The Cardinals led by a run when they loaded the bases with none out in the fifth against Bush on a hit batter, a single and a five-pitch walk to Albert Pujols. Edmonds followed with a drive to the right-center that right fielder Geoff Jenkins tracked down but then booted out of his glove.

Jenkins partially blamed outfield grass that he said hadn't yet taken hold.

"I went to field it and where I thought it was going to be, it wasn't there," Jenkins said "It came back and hit my glove and my shin."

Edmonds kept running and second baseman Rickie Weeks' relay to third was late and wide, scooting into the Brewers' dugout, and Edmonds was awarded home to put the Cardinals ahead 8-3.

"I just saw him kick it one time and I thought, well, they're going to be more concentrating on trying to get the guy at the plate," Edmonds said. "I just kept running."


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