Tragedy in the Brewers’ family

The toughest defeat amid the toughest stretch of the Brewers’ season was the very least of manager Ron Roenicke’s worries late Friday.

Twenty minutes after the final out of a 7-6 loss to the Cardinals, his voice cracking, Roenicke briefly addressed reporters.

“There’s been a death in one of the families of one of our players so I don’t want to answer questions,” he said. “For respect of him right now, we’re not going to let anybody in the clubhouse. Sorry, but these things are tough and I just don’t want to leave any players open to anything.

“I don’t want to say who it is or anything, but we’ll get this figured out tomorrow and we can talk then.”

“Tomorrow” would come quickly, as the Brewers were to regroup at Miller Park on Saturday morning ahead of a 3 p.m. CT game against the Cardinals. Jimmy Nelson is scheduled to pitch for Milwaukee, making his second start of the season and the third start of his Major League career, opposite Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.

After Roenicke returned to the clubhouse, the Brewers did not issue any further statements.

*

Follow me on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy

 

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 81 other followers

%d bloggers like this: