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Friday, June 02, 2006

Brewers Continue to Stink in 4-10 Loss to Nationals



From Sportsline.com:

Dana Eveland (0-3) took the loss in his sixth start for injured Brewers pitcher Ben Sheets. It was the third straight loss for Eveland, who gave up five runs and six hits in four innings.

After the game, Eveland was optioned back to Triple-A Nashville, along with right-hander Chris Mabeus. The Brewers purchased the contracts of right-hander Allan Simpson and left-hander Zack Jackson from Nashville.

"He made fewer mistakes tonight, but he was still erratic," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "We've been trying to get him to move on a downhill plane."

Eveland said he was not surprised by the move.

"You've got to get people out and go deep into ballgames and I have not been doing that," he said. "I just have to go down, work on some things and hopefully I'll be back up very soon."

The Nationals took a 2-0 lead in the first on Johnson's RBI double and Ryan Zimmerman's sacrifice fly. Washington increased the lead to 3-0 in the second on Royce Clayton's RBI single.

The Brewers cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the inning. Corey Koskie reached first when Johnson's throw to Ortiz covering first base was wide. Koskie went to second when Schneider couldn't come up with the ball near the Brewers dugout. Damian Miller followed with his fifth home run of the season.

Washington scored a run without a hit in the fifth. After Clayton walked and Vidro was hit by a pitch, Johnson hit a slow grounder to second baseman Rickie Weeks. Prince Fielder couldn't handle Weeks' throw and dropped the ball, allowing Clayton to score. Marlon Byrd then singled to drive in Vidro for a 5-2 lead.

Pinch-hitter Corey Hart's RBI single in the seventh gave Washington an 8-4 lead and Vidro added a two-run double in the eighth.

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