Brewers inch closer to goal
Yes, the Brewers are scoreboard watching and yes, they are eager to wrap-up the National League Central. I know because one of my media colleagues asked manager Ron Roenicke.
“You’re asking if I’m anxious to clinch the division?” Roenicke responded with a chuckle. “Yes.”
A 5-1 win over the Cubs pushed the Brewers one step closer. But as they answered questions about the win, with the magic number at 3 and the Cardinals-Mets game still ongoing, the operative outlook was calm.
“It’s still a fun, easygoing clubhouse,” said bundle-of-energy Nyjer Morgan. “We’re just worried about what we can take care of that day. Obviously, we know what’s going on.”
They knew because the Cardinals-Mets game was on in the clubhouse. Morgan even rattled off the score in what eventually became an 11-6 Cardinals win. It means the earliest the Brewers can clinch the division is Thursday, an off-day in Milwaukee, when the Cards and Mets play their series finale.
“We’re not worried about that,” Morgan said. “We know [the Cardinals] are hot over there, but we can only worry about what the Brew Crew is doing.”
Said Roenicke: “We want to go out there to play to win right away. We’re certainly not going to save anything. That just sets up things better in the end, and plus, I just like staying on a nice roll.”
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