Weeks drove in the game-winning run in the sixth inning, Hardy
had three hits and Hart manufactured a key run as the Brewers took
advantage of four Florida errors in a 6-4 victory over the Marlins
on Wednesday night.
"They've been playing great since they got here," Brewers
manager Ned Yost said. "A huge part of what makes this so exciting
is watching those kids get an opportunity and do well with it."
Weeks said the rookies want to carry their weight.
Hardy isn't analyzing his game after struggling early in the
"I don't know what I'm doing right now," he said after tying
his career-high with three singles. "I'm just out there trying to
see the ball and put good swings on it."
Marlins manager Jack McKeon is impressed with the Brewers'
"I like their kids," he said. "They've got a lot of fire in
Burnett (12-7), who gave up two earned runs over six innings,
was burned by three errors in the first inning, none costlier than
His errant throw on a high chopper by Lee led to two runs after
he was staked to a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Carlos Delgado in
the top of the inning.
Weeks led off the bottom half with a single, then second baseman
Luis Castillo booted Lyle Overbay's grounder. Burnett misplayed
Lee's high chopper by throwing wide of first base. Weeks scored
easily, and Overbay came around from first to make it 2-1 when
Conine was slow backing up the play.
Lee scored from third when shortstop Alex Gonzalez dropped Bill
Hall's routine grounder to make it 3-1.
"We had a major breakdown on defense," McKeon said after the
Marlins' second straight loss at Miller Park. "The Department of
Defense wasn't in action tonight."
Delgado's three-run homer off Brewers starter Tomo Ohka in the
third gave the Marlins a 4-3 lead. Ohka (9-7), who snapped an
eight-game losing streak against Florida, allowed four runs and
nine hits in six innings.
Derrick Turnbow worked the ninth for his 28th save.
The Brewers tied it at 4 in the fifth when Hart walked, stole
his first base and scored on Lee's groundout to second.
"I'm real encouraged with a lot of things I'm seeing out there
right now," he said.
Brewers top draft pick 3B Ryan Braun is expected to miss
the rest of the season with a strained elbow. GM Doug Melvin said
it was a precaution. ... Burnett's bat slipped out of his hands on
a swing and landed eight rows above the Marlins' dugout. No one in
the crowd was seriously injured. ... Weeks' streak of reaching base
six straight times ended in the second on a groundout.