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Weiss plans to give Brothers a breather

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SAN DIEGO -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss said before Tuesday's game he will try not to use lefty reliever Rex Brothers, who gave up the game-ending home run in Sunday's loss to the Giants and had three walks and a wild pitch to lose Monday night's game against the Padres.

Brothers has issued seven walks to three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings, and it looks as if he's trying to guide the ball instead of pitching freely.

"It's always a challenge for any player in this league when you struggle a little bit," Weiss said. "It starts to maybe get into your head. I think, when in doubt, you let it fly and be aggressive and all those things will come back. Rex will be fine. He's one of the best left-handers in baseball."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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