Brewers Bullpen Blows It, Fall to Dodgers 6-4

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 10:51 PM CDT
Brewers Bullpen Blows It, Fall to Dodgers 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Craig Counsell catches a throw to tag Los Angeles Dodgers' Juan Pierre out as he tries to steal second during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday.    (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Milwaukee's beleaguered bullpen blew another game, this time without the help of Eric Gagne. Juan Pierre hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Brewers 6-4 Wednesday night and stop a season-high, six-game losing streak. Los Angeles had been 0-18 when trailing after eight innings.

 Milwaukee has lost 10 games in which it led at some point. Milwaukee was ahead 4-3 in the ninth when Mota entered. He had gotten his first save of the season Monday as Gagne took a two-day "mental break" from closing. Brewers manager Ned Yost had said before the game that Gagne, who has five blown saves, would be available for the ninth but Mota (1-2) entered.

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