PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona manager Kirk Gibson was in no mood to speculate on the future of recently recalled right-hander Barry Enright after the Diamondbacks' 11-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Enright allowed six runs and seven hits - including three first-inning home runs - in three innings, matching the shortest start of his career as the Diamondbacks saw their three-game winning streak snapped.
``You guys are just sitting there licking your chops right now because we had a bad game,' Gibson said. ``We had three good games. The game just got over. Obviously it is not as good an effort that he wanted to have or we expected.
``We are not going to compare it the way it was before (he was sent to the minors.) That is not how we operate. That is not how the mind operates. He had a bad game tonight. He didn't throw some quality pitches. He left a cement mixer over the plate, they pounded it. He left three fastballs over the plate, they pounded it. There is nothing more to say about it right now. We don't have a formula, we are not thinking what I am going to do next. We will absorb it. We will move on.'
Enright (1-4) had spent the past two-plus months with Triple-A Reno and was recalled earlier Tuesday after the team released right-hander Aaron Heilman.
Against the Brewers, Enright looked more like the pitcher who allowed 13 runs over 17 1-3 innings in his final three starts before his demotion than the one who won his last seven decisions in Triple-A.
``I was throwing pretty well down there,' Enright said. ``I kind of had everything going for the last month and a half. It is very cliche but it was one of those games, very disappointing. I disappointed these guys, I disappointed myself and have a loss for this team who has been playing great.'
Corey Hart hit the game's fifth pitch into the stands in left field for his third career leadoff home run. After Nyjer Morgan singled to left, Ryan Braun homered to left to make it 3-0.
Enright managed two quick outs before Casey McGehee singled to center and Yuniesky Betancourt homered just over the Diamondbacks' bullpen in left for a 5-0 lead.
Weeks' shot to deep left-center in the third put the Brewers ahead 6-2.
``I threw all my breaking pitches well and my fastball location wasn't there,' Enright said. ``It was kind of opposite when I first went down there. I could hit that outside fastball in my sleep when I was pitching down there. For some reason tonight I didn't have it. Location is going to be who I am. I am not going to blow anyone away. I just have to get better than this one.'
Braun, back in the lineup after missing 10 of Milwaukee's past 13 games with nagging left calf and hamstring injuries, played the first 4 1/2 innings and finished 1 for 3.
Betancourt added a two-run homer in the ninth for the Brewers, who won for the third time in four games to remain one game behind first-place Pittsburgh in the NL Central.
Yovani Gallardo (11-6) allowed three runs - one earned - and four hits over six innings with a walk and six strikeouts.
Brandon Allen hit a towering home run into the second-deck luxury suites to pull the Diamondbacks within 6-3 in the fifth. But Milwaukee turned two hits, three walks and a hit batter into three runs against three pitchers in the sixth to open a 9-3 lead.
``It seems way worse than it is because we got our (behinds) kicked in all aspects of the game,' Gibson said. ``We didn't play well, we didn't pitch well, we didn't defend well, we didn't run the bases well so it seems really bad. We got a game tomorrow, we will be fine. Let's keep it in perspective, we've been playing pretty damn good.'
NOTES: Weeks' home run traveled an estimated 451 feet, according to ESPN Stats services. Allen's was slightly longer according to ESPN Stats services at 455 feet. Hart's leadoff homer was his first since July 16, 2007, also against the Diamondbacks. The Brewers' three-homer inning was their first since May 14, 2010, against Philadelphia. It marked the first time Arizona pitchers allowed three in an inning since Dan Haren gave up three on May 27, 2010, at Colorado. Enright gave up five runs and seven hits, including four home runs, in three innings on Sept. 13, 2010, at Cincinnati. Milwaukee IF Craig Counsell grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and now is hitless in his last 33 at_bats, the longest streak by a Brewers position player since he went 0 for 34 in 2004.
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