Pop gun (endangered species)...as the Brewers go through a little funk.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is well aware of his team’s struggles at Turner Field over the past few years, but the sloppy manner in which the Milwaukee Brewers played Sunday had nothing to do with the venue.
“If we play like this, we’re going to get beat everywhere,” Roenicke said frankly. “We can’t continue to play like this.”
After two competitive games against Atlanta that didn’t go their way, the Brewers turned in a clunker, losing, 7-4, in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score might indicate. It was the fourth consecutive loss on the trip, turning a promising 3-0 beginning into a discouraging 3-4 outcome.
...A pitching staff expected to hold its own has compiled a 5.65 earned run average, worst in the National League. The offense has an aggregate .228 batting average, with three regulars below .200.
“We’re not playing the type of game that we want to play on both ends, pitching and offensively,” said Roenicke. “We’re just not doing the things that we know we need to do.
“I don’t know why you go through these little funks. We started off not playing good last year, and I don’t want to do that again.”
Posted: April 16, 2012 at 05:47 AM | 3 comment(s)
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