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A Difference of Opinion

Tonight, Adam McCalvy posted an article on Brewers.com detailing Macha's plans for the bullpen and his preference for flexibility.

Two managers, two different philosophies regarding bullpen usage. Which do you prefer?

Ken Macha's views on assigning bullpen roles:

"I will probably sit down with the bullpen guys and say, 'We've got one guy with a role here, and that's the closer,'" Macha said. "That's what I've done in my previous job, and the reason is that you might be going into the seventh inning and facing the heart of [the other team's] order. You might as well put your top guy out there in that inning because the game's on the line then."

Ned Yost's views on assigning bullpen roles:

Brewers manager Ned Yost described Guillermo Mota as his "eighth-inning pitcher" on Friday night, and he was not backing away from that stance on Saturday.

Mota surrendered hits to all four batters he faced in a five-run Rockies' eighth inning that led to a 6-4 Brewers loss.

"I've got no problem with what happened last night," Yost said Saturday afternoon. "Mota didn't walk the ballpark. We didn't throw the ball around. He got beat. It happens."

Mota, whose role was elevated to setup man when Brewers relievers Eric Gagne and David Riske went on the disabled list, fell to 2-4 and his ERA bumped up to 4.56 in 22 games.

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