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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Brewers Swept in 2-10 Loss



From Sportsline.com:

Sele (1-0) spent the first five weeks of the season with Triple-A Las Vegas and got called up when left-hander Odalis Perez was placed on the bereavement list to visit his ailing mother in the Dominican Republic. The two-time All-Star made a good first impression, allowing a run and five hits and retiring 13 consecutive batters at one point.

Jeff Cirillo, who entered the game in the fourth inning as a defensive replacement after first baseman Prince Fielder left with tightness in his groin, ended Sele's string of consecutive outs with a leadoff double in the seventh.

"I was trying to keep the ball on the ground, keep the defense involved and keep a good rhythm and pace out there for the guys to be on their toes behind me," Sele said. "Furcal made a couple of nice plays at shortstop that were a lot more difficult than he makes them seem. This team has a lot of good quality players, and all the components are here to compete and do well."

The Dodgers are Sele's fifth different club in a big league career that began in 1993 with Boston. The right-hander won a career-high 19 games for the Texas Rangers in 1998 and a World Series ring with the Angels in 2002. He is the 81st player and 36th pitcher to play for both the Dodgers and Angels.

"He's very composed, very patient, very experienced," Kent said. "It's a blessing for a pitching staff because you can feed off a guy like that who's calm, collected and very businesslike. I thought he pitched a perfect game to the Brewers, keeping them off-balance, in and out and mixing speeds up."

Dave Bush (2-4) gave up six runs and eight hits over six innings and struck out seven in an emergency start after Ben Sheets was scratched because of tightness in the front of his right shoulder. Two of the runs were unearned, the result of fielding errors by Fielder and second baseman Rickie Weeks.

"I was ready to pitch," Bush said. "I was semi-prepared for it because I was actually going to be skipped this time around in the rotation and was going to be available out of the bullpen this weekend for long relief. So from that standpoint, It didn't make that much of a difference. My stuff was good, not great. I did my best to battle and complete. They hit a couple of mistakes I made for home runs, but otherwise they hits the balls in the right spots."

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