Roenicke on Mets series: ‘We were outplayed’

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is not a table-tipper or a chair-thrower, but it was clear that he was not happy with his team after its second series loss at home this season. That fate was sealed with Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Mets, who took two of three games from the Brewers.

“We were outplayed in this series,” Roenicke said. “That’s going to happen. We didn’t swing the bats that well. We came back [Wednesday] night and were fortunate to win a game. And [the Mets] hit the ball good. This is a scrappy team and they outplayed us.”

It only gets tougher. The Brewers host the National League Central-leading Cardinals beginning Friday night.

“No matter who it would be, it would be a big series,” Roenicke said. “We didn’t play these three games very well, so we need to get back on track and play well. If we play well, it really doesn’t matter who’s coming in. If we play like this, we’re going to get beat.

“You’re not going to maintain and play as good [indefinitely] as we’ve been playing for a month. There are going to be some little flaws in there, and this was the series that we didn’t do a whole lot right. We had some good pitching, but for the most part, we didn’t play that same type game. It’s impossible to do that over a season. If we did, we’d win 130 games.”

He’d like to see more balance in the lineup. Rickie Weeks has been excellent in the leadoff hole, Roenicke said, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder have hit well in the middle and Nyjer Morgan has been a spark when he plays. Outside of those four hitters, Roenicke would like more production.

“You know, we can’t depend on Braun and Prince all the time to be driving in all the runs,” Roenicke said. “We need to spread that out. Everyone is a big part of how we roll offensively, and you’re never going to be that great offensive team if you’re looking at only 3-4 guys in your lineup.”


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mcgehee has got to sit down

absolutely agree with the above statement…what is the thinking here??

The thinking is that there’s no realistic option to replace him in the minors, and he’s been historically good. Unless we see another month of slump from McGehee, he’s still playing at about replacement level and he’s still better than the 31st active 3b. AKA why Yuni B is still in the line up at SS.

any AAA replacement level player would produce at the same rate as both McGee & Betancourt. What I want to know is why Gomez is starting any games now that Morgan is healthy. Gomez is actually below replacement level offense & should be at best only a defensive sub on any MLB team.

The thinking there is that when you have a bad day in the field you don’t want to sit the player and let him think about what he did wrong you want to get the player back on the field and try to get him forget about what just happened. McGehee will figure it out hes going through a rough stretch yeah but you cant just sit the player down and expect he will break out of it. He needs to keep playing and push through it and it will work out.

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