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Braves Lose 6-3 to Brewers

The Brewers need to get over themselves. Why the hell would Jonny Venters throw at Prince Fielder to lead off the 8th in a game that actually matters to us? There's no reason for Prince to freak out and then take a dirty slide into 2nd base to potentially end Alex Gonzalez's season. That's not a part of baseball. Wild pitches happen. Get over it.

Anyways...that game wasn't very good.

The Brewers got on the board in the 4th when Prince Fielder grounded into a 6-4-3 double play to score a runner from 3rd. The Braves battled right back in the bottom half of the inning when "Lefty Killer" Matt Diaz hit a 2-run rocket HR to left field.

Fielder hit a solo-HR in the 7th to tie it, and then it all fell apart. Hudson loaded the bases and then walked in a run on a 3-2 slider in the dirt to Rickie Weeks. Peter Moylan came in to stop the bleeding, but promptly gave up a 3-run double to Corey Hart. Brewers lead 6-2 after 7.

Eric Hinske hit a solo-HR in the 7th to get the Braves within 3 runs. Martin Prado and Jason Heyward both hit singles to bring Alex Gonzalez to the plate as the potential tying-run, but he struck out on a filthy sinker.

As you probably saw, Jonny Venters accidentally hit Prince Fielder to lead off the 8th inning and was ejected from the game, as was Bobby Cox. As mentioned above, Fielder than made a dirty slide into 2nd base to break up a double play, but the Teletubby was unsuccessful. Gonzalez could've retaliated, but decided to show class and walk away.

The Braves couldn't score in the 8th or 9th and fell for the 2nd straight night at home.


Corey Hart - 2-for-4, 3RBI


Peter Moylan - That 3-run double really hurt. Peter HAS to get that out in a close game and the double essentially ended the game.

Tomorrow's game is at 1:35EST. Derek Lowe against Manny Parra.

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