Brewers Preview

Starting pitchers Chris Capuano, Tomo Ohka and Ben Sheets were largely responsible for the Brewers' first-ever sweep of the Atlanta Braves this week at Miller Park.

That trio combined to limit Atlanta to 16 hits and five runs in 20 innings (2.25 earned run average) during the series while issuing only two walks and logging 18 strikeouts.

"That's the class of the league over there," said manager Ned Yost, referring to the Braves. "And they have been for 14 years.

"We played consistent baseball and got great pitching. It was a good series for us."

Sheets appears back in peak form after starting the year on the DL while recovering from a torn muscle behind his pitching shoulder. In three starts, he has allowed one walk in 18 innings while logging 25 strikeouts.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • RHP Ben Hendrickson was recalled from Triple-A Nashville, where he was 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in four starts. He will move into the Brewers' bullpen in a long-relief role. Hendrickson fills the roster spot vacated Wednesday when RHP Mike Adams was returned to Nashville.

  • 3B Corey Koskie has a five-game hitting streak and socked his first two homers of the season in the three-game series against Atlanta.

  • RHP Derrick Turnbow pitched on his fourth consecutive day Wednesday, something manager Ned Yost has been reluctant to do in the past. Turnbow saved all three victories in the sweep over Atlanta and has converted 47 of 51 opportunities since becoming the closer early last season. The Brewers were off Thursday, and manager Ned Yost said Turnbow would be ready for the weekend series in Chicago.

  • 2B Rickie Weeks went 0-for-8 with four strikeouts in two games as the leadoff hitter before manager Ned Yost gave him the day off Wednesday. Yost said Weeks would return to the leadoff spot the next time he is in the lineup.

  • CF Brady Clark, who did not start in the last two games of the Atlanta series, has been working overtime with hitting coach Butch Wynegar to correct flaws in his swing. Clark was used as a pinch-hitter Wednesday against the Braves and doubled off the wall in left.

    BY THE NUMBERS: 11-0 -- Final score in consecutive games in the Brewers-Reds series. The Brewers won Saturday and lost Sunday.

    QUOTE TO NOTE: "These guys are all professionals. They've got a real good ability to forget what happened yesterday, good or bad." -- Manager Ned Yost, after the Brewers lost 11-0 to the Reds the day after beating Cincinnati by the same score.

    ROSTER REPORT

    MEDICAL WATCH
    : RHP Rick Helling (sore right elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 11.

    RHP Dan Kolb (sore right elbow) missed 10 days of action, but he returned Sunday (April 23).

    Player Stats

    LINEUP
    
    1. Gabe Gross, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .250    16     2     4     1     0     1     1     0
    Season            .333    30     7    10     2     0     4    10     0
    
    2. Jeff Cirillo, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     2     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .294    17     2     5     0     0     0     1     0
    Season            .300    20     2     6     0     0     0     3     0
    
    3. Geoff Jenkins, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .333     3     1     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .200    25     3     5     2     0     1     2     1
    Season            .253    87    11    22     5     0     4     9     2
    
    4. Carlos Lee, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .208    24     2     5     0     0     0     3     1
    Season            .304    79    17    24     2     0     8    18     1
    
    5. Prince Fielder, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .357    28     6    10     1     0     1     4     1
    Season            .361    83    12    30     4     0     3    13     2
    
    6. Corey Koskie, 3B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     1     2     1     0     1     2     0
    Last 7 Games      .391    23     2     9     4     0     2     4     0
    Season            .328    58     3    19     7     0     2     4     0
    
    7. J.J. Hardy, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .667     3     0     2     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .296    27     1     8     0     0     1     2     0
    Season            .272    81     8    22     2     0     3     9     1
    
    8. Chad Moeller, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .227    22     5     5     0     0     1     2     0
    Season            .231    26     6     6     0     0     1     2     0
    
    9. Ben Sheets, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 3 Games      .000     6     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     6     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    
    OTHER ROSTER PLAYERS
    
    Dave Bush, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     1     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 4 Games      .200    10     1     2     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .200    10     1     2     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Chris Capuano, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .100    10     1     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .100    10     1     1     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Brady Clark, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game        1.000     1     0     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .222    18     3     4     1     0     1     4     0
    Season            .206    68     6    14     2     0     1     5     0
    
    Doug Davis, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .000     8     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     8     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Jorge de la Rosa, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 6 Games      .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Bill Hall, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333    24     6     8     2     0     2     3     0
    Season            .269    52    10    14     7     0     3     6     0
    
    Corey Hart, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game        1.000     1     1     1     0     0     0     0     1
    Last 4 Games      .333     3     1     1     0     0     0     0     1
    Season            .333     3     1     1     0     0     0     0     1
    
    Damian Miller, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .667     3     0     2     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .522    23     3    12     8     0     1     8     0
    Season            .320    50     5    16     8     0     1    12     0
    
    Tomo Ohka, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .222     9     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .222     9     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    
    Rickie Weeks, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .185    27     6     5     0     0     0     3     0
    Season            .242    66    15    16     1     1     0     5     3
    
    PITCHERS
    
    Mike Adams, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        13.53     0     0     0     1   1.1     1     2     1     2     1
    Last 2 Games     11.59     0     0     0     2   2.1     4     3     1     2     1
    Season           11.59     0     0     0     2   2.1     4     3     1     2     1
    
    Dave Bush, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     1     0     0     1     9     4     0     0     2     9
    Last 3 Games      4.29     1     1     0     3    21    20    10     1     4    16
    Season            3.54     2     1     0     4    28    22    11     2     6    23
    
    Jose Capellan, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      2.70     0     0     0     3   3.1     2     1     0     1     2
    Season            5.23     0     0     0     8  10.1     7     6     2     4     7
    
    Chris Capuano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         1.29     1     0     0     1     7     3     1     0     1     6
    Last 3 Games      2.61     2     1     0     3  20.2    14     6     2     5    20
    Season            3.00     3     2     0     5    33    22    11     4     9    34
    
    Doug Davis, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         5.40     0     1     0     1     5     3     3     0     9     4
    Last 3 Games      9.88     0     2     0     3  13.2    16    15     2    13    10
    Season            7.66     0     2     0     5  24.2    27    21     3    21    20
    
    Jorge de la Rosa, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        40.30     0     0     0     1   0.2     1     3     0     2     2
    Last 3 Games     18.92     0     0     0     3   3.1     4     7     1     5     3
    Season            9.45     1     0     0     6   6.2     5     7     1     5     5
    
    Chris Demaria, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   1.2     0     0     0     2     0
    Last 3 Games      3.85     0     0     0     3   4.2     2     2     1     4     3
    Season            3.85     0     0     0     3   4.2     2     2     1     4     3
    
    Jared Fernandez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        13.43     0     0     0     1   0.2     2     1     0     1     0
    Last 2 Games     13.48     0     0     0     2   2.2     5     4     1     1     0
    Season           13.48     0     0     0     2   2.2     5     4     1     1     0
    
    Rick Helling, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     2     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 2 Games      0.00     0     0     0     2     3     2     0     0     1     1
    Season            0.00     0     0     0     2     3     2     0     0     1     1
    
    Danny Kolb, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3   2.2     3     0     0     1     1
    Season            0.00     1     0     0     6   5.2     3     0     0     2     1
    
    Justin Lehr, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game       136.36     0     0     0     1   0.1     4     5     0     1     0
    Last 3 Games     23.18     0     1     0     3   2.1     7     6     1     1     2
    Season            9.00     1     1     0     7     6     7     6     1     2     5
    
    Tomo Ohka, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         2.57     1     0     0     1     7     7     2     1     0     3
    Last 3 Games      3.50     2     0     0     3    18    20     7     2     6    11
    Season            3.72     2     1     0     5    29    31    12     4    11    15
    
    Ben Sheets, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         3.00     1     0     0     1     6     6     2     0     1     9
    Last 3 Games      4.00     1     2     0     3    18    18     8     1     1    25
    Season            4.00     1     2     0     3    18    18     8     1     1    25
    
    Derrick Turnbow, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        18.00     0     0     1     1     1     1     2     0     1     1
    Last 3 Games      6.00     0     0     3     3     3     1     2     0     2     4
    Season            1.80     0     0     8    10    10     8     2     1     6     8
    
    Matt Wise, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     0     0     2
    Last 3 Games     12.00     0     1     0     3     3     5     4     1     1     3
    Season            3.60     1     1     0     8    10     8     4     1     3     7

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