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Brewers subdued by suspension

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You can't fault the Milwaukee Brewers for feeling a bit down after losing their star player, Ryan Braun, to a season ending suspension. The Brewers played uninspired in falling for the second straight night to the San Diego Padres in the wake of the Major League Baseball discipine for the 2011 National League MVP.   The Padres pounded out 15 hits in the 6-2 victory at Miller Park Tuesday night.  Will Veneble and Nick Hundley both hit home runs off starter and loser Donovan Hand.  He was forced to leave the game in the 4th inning after getting struck by a pitch on his throwing hand in the third inning.  For the second straight night, the Brewers managed only four hits, one of them was a solo home run from Khris Davis in the 8th inning.  It was the first major league homer for Davis who was called up from Triple A Nashville and started in left field for the suspended Braun.  Milwaukee (41-58) will send Kyle Lohse to the mound in game three of the series Wednesday night.  Pre-game coverage begins at 6:35 PM on WTAQ.

Before the game Tuesday night, the Brewers traded Francisco Rodriguez to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico.   In his second stint with the Brewers, K-Rod appeared in 15 games, going 1-1 with 10 saves and an earned run average of 1.09.   Delmonico was a 6th round pick of the Orioles in 2011 and was playing third base at the Single A level this summer.

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