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Suppan haunts another former team

Apr 19, 2007 - 10:57 PM MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- The Milwaukee Brewers did not sign Jeff Suppan in the offseason just to beat his former teams. It's just working out that way.

Suppan pitched six strong innings and J.J. Hardy drove in four runs as the Brewers completed a two-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 7-5 victory.

After beating the St. Louis Cardinals in his last outing, Suppan (2-2) followed with another win against one of his former teams. He yielded three runs and six hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

"The key is, when you go out there, minimizing the damage," Suppan said. "You're going to have difficult innings out there. The first inning was that inning for me. Today was really about the offense. They came out and set the tone and it was my job to really just stay out of the big inning. I thought we did a good job."

Suppan, who played for the Pirates in 2003, became the 16th straight starter for the Brewers to last at least five innings.

"He pitched very, very well," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "He kept making pitches. He really labored in the sixth inning and that was enough. He was starting to wear down a little bit but the starting pitching the last two nights has been very, very good."

Hardy, who came within a triple of hitting for the cycle, ignited the Brewers offense with a two-run homer that sparked a four-run first inning. He followed with a double in the next inning and then capped off a three-run fourth with a two-run single to give the Brewers a 7-1 lead.

Two relievers followed Suppan and pitched an inning apiece before closer Francisco Cordero struck out the side in a perfect ninth for his fifth save in as many chances.

"It's one of the best innings you can pitch besides (getting) three outs on three pitches," Cordero said. "It feels real good when you strike out the last three guys to get a save."

Yost notched his 300th victory as Milwaukee manager, making him only one managers in Brewers history to reach the milestone.

Zach Duke (1-2) struggled mightily on his 24th birthday, allowing seven runs and 11 hits in four innings.

"I didn't really establish command of my fastball inside," Duke said. "It's been my focus, and it just wasn't there. There's nothing really glaring that's off, it's just timing."

"He was not locating his sinker," Pirates manager Jim Tracy said. "He threw a lot of balls that had a lot of plate and were elevated. When he does that, he's going to get hit."

Xavier Nady had three hits and three RBI for the Pirates, who have dropped eight of their last 11 games after starting 3-0.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 5 8 0
    MILWAUKEE 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 x 7 13 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PIT - ZACH DUKE, SHAWN CHACON (5TH), JONAH BAYLISS (7TH), JUAN PEREZ
    (7TH), MATT CAPPS (8TH) AND HUMBERTO COTA, RONNY PAULINO (8TH)
    MIL - JEFF SUPPAN, CARLOS VILLAN

    Apr 19 4:03 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE BAUTISTA SCORED JASON BAY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BAUTISTA ON FIRST, X NADY ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 5
    MILWAUKEE 7 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: H COTA (.333, 0-FOR-2, SF, RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 19 3:48 PM


  • NL
    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY XAVIER NADY SCORED ADAM LAROCHE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, X NADY ON FIRST, J BAY ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 4
    MILWAUKEE 7 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAUTISTA (.278, 1-FOR-3)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 19 3:47 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Perez relieved J Bayliss.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, C HART ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    MILWAUKEE 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G Gross (.308, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Apr 19 3:26 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - PITCHING CHANGE
    PIT: JUAN PEREZ (0-0, 0.00) IN THE 7TH
    SITUATION: NO RUNS IN, C HART ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3, MILWAUKEE 7
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G GROSS (.308, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Apr 19 3:26 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: G Gross hit for C Villanueva.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, C HART ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    MILWAUKEE 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G Gross (.308, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Apr 19 3:25 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Bayliss relieved S Chacon.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3
    MILWAUKEE 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C Hart (.270, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 19 3:18 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - PITCHING CHANGE
    PIT: JONAH BAYLISS (1-0, 0.00) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3, MILWAUKEE 7
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.270, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 19 3:18 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 6 0
    MILWAUKEE 4 0 0 3 0 0 7 12 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - SHAWN CHACON (OUT)
    MIL - CARLOS VILLANUEVA

    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C HART (.270, 1-FOR-2, BB, RBI)
    D MILLER (.231, 0-FOR-2, SF, RBI)
    T GRAFFANINO (.

    Apr 19 3:16 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY XAVIER NADY (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF JEFF SUPPAN SCORED ADAM LAROCHE.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 3, MILWAUKEE 7
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J BAUTISTA (.283, 1-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 19 2:54 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: D Kelly hit for Z Duke.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    MILWAUKEE 7 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: D Kelly (.143, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Apr 19 2:26 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 0 0 1 4 0
    MILWAUKEE 4 0 0 3 7 11 1 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - ZACH DUKE
    MIL - JEFF SUPPAN

    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: H COTA (.429, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)
    Z DUKE (.200, 0-FOR-0, SAC)
    C DUFFY (.269, 1-FOR-2)

    Apr 19 2:23 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY J.J. HARDY SCORED JEFF SUPPAN AND RICKIE WEEKS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J HARDY ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    MILWAUKEE 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.286, 0-FOR-2)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 19 2:20 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RICKIE WEEKS SCORED TONY GRAFFANINO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R WEEKS ON SECOND, J SUPPAN ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    MILWAUKEE 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J HARDY (.259, 2-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 19 2:18 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PITTSBURGH 0 1 1 4 0
    MILWAUKEE 4 4 5 1 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PIT - ZACH DUKE
    MIL - JEFF SUPPAN

    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J SUPPAN (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    R WEEKS (.268, 1-FOR-1)
    J HARDY (.246, 1-FOR-1, HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 19 1:42 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY HUMBERTO COTA SCORED XAVIER NADY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J BAUTISTA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 1
    MILWAUKEE 4 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: Z DUKE (.200, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 19 1:40 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DAMIAN MILLER SCORED KEVIN MENCH.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C HART ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    MILWAUKEE 4 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: T GRAFFANINO (.214, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 19 1:31 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY COREY HART SCORED BILL HALL.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C HART ON SECOND, K MENCH ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0
    MILWAUKEE 3 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: D MILLER (.273, 0 HR, 1 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 19 1:29 PM


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    AT MILWAUKEE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY J.J. HARDY (2) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 1ST OFF ZACH DUKE SCORED RICKIE WEEKS.
    CURRENT SCORE: PITTSBURGH 0, MILWAUKEE 2
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.296, 1 HR, 7 RBI)

    Pirates vs. BrewersApr 19 1:21 PM