Roenicke: Players know the importance of postseason seeding

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was asked again today to look beyond his “one day at a time” approach. The Brewers, after all, need to get hot again if they are to hold off the surging D-backs and finish with the National League’s second-best record. at stake is the chance to open a National League Division Series at home, where both the Brewers and D-backs are tough to beat, and to play that series against a team without “Philadelphia” stitched across its jerseys.

So the Brewers had better take some games from the Phillies this weekend if they want to avoid seeing them again in the first round of the postseason.

Would Roenicke actually say that to his players? No way.

“You just can’t say those things to players and have it work,” he said. “Everybody knows it. They all know. I don’t need to say anything about it. I know where we’d rather be, but all the teams are very good that make the playoffs. Once you get in the playoffs, it’s just who gets hot.

“I don’t think, last year, anybody figured that San Francisco and Texas was going to be in the World Series. Nobody figured anybody could get by Philly. So, you can’t tell. You just have to do whatever you can to get there, and then once you get there, they fall [how they] fall. We’re in good shape. i just want us to play good ball. I think we have been; we’re just facing good pitchers.”

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