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Brewers-Angels Preview

Jun 15, 2010 - 7:02 AM By MATT BECKER STATS Senior Writer

Milwaukee (27-37) at Los Angeles (36-31), 10:05 p.m. EDT

The Los Angeles Angels were unable to carry any momentum from a record-setting road trip back to Anaheim, suffering their most lopsided defeat of the season. Making matters worse, they could be without their leadoff hitter for a while.

With Erick Aybar's status uncertain, the Angels try to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat Tuesday night when they continue a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

After capping a 14-game road trip with Sunday's 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers for its 11th victory - the franchise's most wins on a trip since 1962 - Los Angeles (36-31) looked flat in Monday's 12-2 loss to Milwaukee.

Three of the Angels' four hits came in a four-batter span in the second inning, and Los Angeles' top five hitters in the order - Aybar, Maicer Izturis, Bobby Abreu, Torii Hunter and Hideki Matsui - went a combined 0 for 14 with two walks.

As ugly as the Angels' offense looked, Aybar's injury appeared even worse.

Aybar was taken out by a sliding Casey McGehee on a force play at second base in the seventh inning. The Los Angeles shortstop was vulnerable to McGehee's slide as he stretched off the base to receive a wide throw from fill-in first baseman Kevin Frandsen.

The knee-on-knee collision left Aybar with a hyperextended left knee. He had to be helped off by trainer Ned Bergert and an assistant, and is listed as day-to-day.

"It looked bad when it happened," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

"We're relieved to see him walking around in this clubhouse. Erick's a tough kid. We're cautiously optimistic."

Aybar had been one of the Angels' hottest hitters, batting .424 in his previous 14 games, and if he has to miss extended time, it could spell trouble for Los Angeles. In the 15 games Aybar's played since May 30, the Angels are 11-1 when he gets at least one hit, but 0-3 when he doesn't.

While Los Angeles' offense could suddenly be without an important piece, the Brewers are hoping to build on their best offensive performance in a month.

Behind a grand slam and five RBIs from Ryan Braun, Milwaukee (27-37) plated more than eight runs for the first time since a 17-3 win in Arizona on May 8.

The Brewers hope for a similar offensive effort for scheduled starter Dave Bush (1-5, 5.06 ERA), who has received a 2.40 run support average over his last nine starts.

After being skipped over his previous turn in the rotation, Bush gave up four runs and six hits in six innings of Thursday's 5-4, 10-inning win over the Chicago Cubs. The right-hander still hasn't won since beating Pittsburgh on April 20, and trying to end this drought against the AL doesn't look promising.

Bush is 0-3 with a 16.20 ERA in four interleague starts since last season, and one of the worst outings of his career came against Minnesota on May 21, when he was pounded for seven runs and six hits while recording just one out in a 15-3 loss.

This will be Bush's first start against the Angels since July 28, 2005, when he gave up one run and five hits in 8 1-3 innings of a 2-1, 18-inning win for Toronto.

Los Angeles counters with Ervin Santana (6-4, 3.52), who will make his first career start against the Brewers.

Santana allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings of Thursday's 6-1 loss to Oakland after posting a 1.80 ERA while winning his previous five starts. The right-hander hasn't lost consecutive outings since opening the year with back-to-back defeats.






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    Brewers 7, Angels 1  FinalJun 16 7:00 AM


  • Angels 1, Brewers 7 - FINAL
    MILWAUKEE ab r h rbi bb so lob avg
    R Weeks dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 5 .256
    C Hart rf 5 0 1 3 0 2 3 .263
    R Braun lf 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .304
    P Fielder 1b 3 1 1 2 2 0 1 .262
    C McGehee 3b 5 0 0 0 0 2 6 .269
    J Edmonds cf 5 1 2 0 0 2 3 .270
    C Counse

    Jun 16 12:54 AM


  • ML
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MAICER IZTURIS SCORED KEVIN FRANDSEN
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M IZTURIS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 7
    LA ANGELS 1 BOTTOM,8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: H KENDRICK (.274, 1-FOR-3)

    Brewers 7, Angels 1  Bot 8, 0 OutsJun 16 12:27 AM


  • ML
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ALLOWED ALCIDES ESCOBAR TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C HART ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 7
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.262, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Brewers 7, Angels 0  Top 8, 0 OutsJun 16 12:19 AM
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    Brewers 6, Angels 0  Bot 5, 0 OutsJun 15 11:30 PM


  • ML
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY COREY HART SCORED ALCIDES ESCOBAR, JONATHAN LUCROY
    AND CRAIG COUNSELL
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C HART ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 6
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R BRAUN (.303, 1-FOR-1)

    Brewers 6, Angels 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 15 10:39 PM


  • ML
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALCIDES ESCOBAR SCORED JIM EDMONDS
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A ESCOBAR ON FIRST, J LUCROY ON SECOND, C
    COUNSELL ON THIRD, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: R WEEKS (.258, 0-FOR-1)

    Brewers 3, Angels 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJun 15 10:35 PM


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


    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIL - DAVE BUSH
    LAA - ERVIN SANTANA

    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: M IZTURIS (.232, 2 HR, 14 RBI)
    H KENDRICK (.273, 5 HR, 41 RBI)
    B ABREU (.262, 7 HR, 33 RBI)

    Brewers 2, Angels 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 15 10:14 PM