Attanasio: ‘We still think we can win’

The Brewers are 21-28 entering the 50th game of the season, and lost another starter this week to the disabled list, but Mark Attanasio is not backing down.

“We still think we can win,” the Brewers principal owner said Wednesday before watching his team try to secure its first winning road series since the first trip of the year. “We have great pitching. We have Ryan [Braun], Corey [Hart], Aramis [Ramirez], and I’m going to add Rickie [Weeks], who can by themselves carry a team. Any of those guys by themselves can carry a team, and has carried a team.

“You never want to see anybody get hurt, but we’re going to see now some of our younger players who we wouldn’t otherwise get an opportunity to see.”

Is he entering June with a buyer’s mindset?

“We always have a buyer’s mindset,” Attanasio said. “In seven years, we’ve always had a buyer’s mindset.”

Attanasio did admit that Jonathan Lucroy’s hand injury hit him particularly hard. Lucroy will miss six weeks.

“The only time I got down all year was when I heard about Jonathan,” Attanasio said. “I was excited for him. I thought he was going to go to the All-Star Game.”


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