pitched his way right off the Marlins' roster.
The Florida reliever issued three bases-loaded walks Wednesday night and
homered to help the
snap a five-game losing streak with a 9-6 win Wednesday night over the Marlins.
After the game, the Marlins announced that Penn would be designated for assignment on Thursday. Florida will have 10 days
to trade, release or send Penn outright to the minors after making the move.
''I couldn't get locked in at all,'' Penn said. ''Everything I tried to do wasn't working. It's a pretty helpless feeling
when you can't throw the ball over the plate.''
The Brewers scored six runs in the fifth inning, three on bases-loaded walks after Penn relieved rookie
(0-3) with runners on first and second.
(3-1) pitched 3 1-3 innings of relief for a taxed Brewers bullpen, allowing only an eighth-inning homer by
pitched a perfect ninth for his 14th save in 14 chances this season.
A series of short outings by the last five starting pitchers has given Milwaukee relief issues of its own.
''It's our job in the bullpen to come in and do what we're asked to do and today I was asked to come in and put us in a position
where we didn't have to use everybody,'' McClung said. ''Being able to keep us rested in the bullpen is going to put us in
a better situation.''
Milwaukee was up 3-1 going into the fifth. An error by shortstop
on Braun's grounder followed by
's one-out single put runners on first and second and chased West. A grounder by J.J. Hardy forced Braun at home for the second
out and it seemed Penn might get out of the jam.
But Penn then walked three consecutive batters with the bases loaded, including starter
He was relieved by
after getting to a 2-1 count on
Hart reached on third baseman
's throwing error, which also scored the fourth run of the inning before
doubled home two runs for a 9-1 lead.
''That whole inning was real difficult,'' Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ''West wasn't real sharp but he kept us in
the ballgame. You're just trying to get two outs and not use four or five guys.''
Florida got four runs back in the bottom half on a throwing error by Looper, a double play, and singles by Bonifacio and
. McClung came on and struck out Uggla with the bases loaded to end the inning.
Looper allowed five runs in 4 2-3 innings and was one out away from notching his fourth win in his last five starts.
''I'm not real happy about it right now. To be cruising as good as I was and have that happen is just inexcusable,'' said
Looper, who had an eight-run cushion to start the fifth. ''I don't know what happened. It's all just a blur. Give them some
credit, they hit some good pitches. Luckily, the guys scored a lot of runs and I didn't cost us the game. To not get the win
when we score nine runs is pretty frustrating.''
Braun hit a two-run homer in the third for a 3-0 lead. The Marlins made it 3-1 on Cantu's solo home run in the fourth, the
first hit of the game off Looper.
Notes: Milwaukee reliever
was placed on the bereavement list due to the death of his paternal grandmother. The Brewers recalled RHP
from Triple-A Nashville. ... Milwaukee CF
returned to the lineup after missing Tuesday's game with tendinitis in his left knee and a sore right throwing shoulder. ...
The Brewers won for just the third time in their past 15 games in Miami. ... Fielder hit an RBI double in the first.