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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Brewers Beat Rockies Again 7-1

From Sportsline.com:

Milwaukee manager Ned Yost knew Ben Sheets was ready from the way the pitcher completed his pregame warmup.

"He turned the last couple of balls loose and they had a lot of life to it," Yost said. "We figured he'd have a pretty good night."

Sheets threw seven sharp innings and Prince Fielder drove in two runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Colorado Rockies 7-1 Wednesday night.

Tony Graffanino also had two RBI for Milwaukee, which won for the fourth time in five games to move within 4½ games of Cincinnati in the NL wild-card race.

"If we're going to make a good run at this we're going to need Sheets," Graffanino said. "He threw the ball great again. We'd like to keep him just the way he is, see him go out there every five days and throw just like that."

Sheets (4-5) struck out seven, and allowed six hits and one run, bouncing back from one of his worst starts of the season. Houston got to him for seven runs and 10 hits in seven innings to beat the Brewers 7-3 last Thursday.

"I pitched more aggressively," Sheets said. "I'm not a cute pitcher. There's no way around it. That's who I am tonight."


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