Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 2: Ron Roenicke's Postgame Comments

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Doing what he's done so many times for us this year, getting that big hit when you need it. But pitching, Yovani outstanding. Boy, they battled. They got people on base against Frankie, got people on base again against Ax to tie it up, that's a great ball club over there that they have.

Everyone helped:

Yeah, Gomey, you're right, we put him in for defense and he ends up offensively helping us there.  He's been swinging the bat well, we got Rickie out of there and put Counsell in there and you don't know if that at bat's going to come up and be important again, and fortunately we scored there before we got to that spot but yeah, the bench contributing like they have all year.

At any point did he feel like it wasn't your day?

A lot of times during the game today I was questioning what was going to happen because we did have that good opportunity there with the bases loaded. Hairston hitting that ball that Young made a great play on in center, you question that and then you see the bloop that Burroughs hits and you're like, "Wow, what's going on here?" And we hit a couple of other balls hard but to right field, Counsell started off that inning with a bolt to right.

What're you feeling right now?

I'm a little wet and cold, but we battled all year to get to this spot where you have the opportunity to come back here and get that home field advantage. I thought all along this was going to be a tough series, didn't realize it was going to be this tough coming down to the last inning. but that's a team over there that doesn't give up, we're a team that doesn't give up, and I think to come through and keep battling back even though some things didn't go perfect today, but we knew it was going to be a close ball game and that one run is huge. They came back and got the one to tie it up and we were fortunate to get, really we were fortunate to get a run when we had the bases loaded because that fly ball Hairston hit, it carries the second baseman to a point where Hill can't turn and make a good throw home. We were fortunate to get that run.

On coming back after Axford's blown save:

Well, it's the same thing with our club. They fought this way all year long, we won a lot of late ball games whether we were tied at the point or coming from behind but they don't quit. They keep getting after it, and it has a lot to do with the makeup of the club. They're a bunch of guys that are dedicated to win at all costs and I think you saw that in the game today.

Which Nyjer Morgan alter-ego was this?

Nyjer can't talk right now. He's emotional. He's a joy to have, I'll tell you. I don't care about all the little issues we have, this guy, I love him on this team, I like him as a really nice young man, and he came through big again when we needed him. 

What now?

I think we've done all our celebrating, I know I have. I'll sit back and watch what's going on with those games, to see if we're staying here or going on the road tomorrow. 

On Yovani Gallardo tonight:

Yovani from first inning on came out with a great fastball. I saw 94's, 95's, had a lot on it. Not just velocity but a lot of life on it. His slider, cutter really good today, then he threw some great curveballs when he needed to. That was a performance that we needed, from one of our starters. We were real happy coming back here and having Yo pitch this game. And he came through and pitched like we thought he would. And on the other end Kennedy came through and pitched like they thought he would as well. He was great with his location and his changeup, but that fastball location is outstanding.

Does this give them an edge in the NLCS?

Well, I think the edge is kind of how we played out the season too. We played it out until the last day, so we haven't had a game where we could relax yet. I couldn't comment on whether it helps us or not because I don't know what that relaxed state is like, where you can just sit back and maybe watch a couple of games. We haven't been in that position but that's ok, I think this is a nice way to roll into the next series. 

On winning in Milwaukee:

I take a lot of pride in that. That's the part where you look at the city, you look at how they've been behind us. Even coming in on the bus, we got in pretty early yesterday morning and, coming in and seeing the high rises with "Go Brewers" on it or the initials there...the way they come out and support these guys, the chatter I hear and ...

My DVR crapped out on me at this point so I missed the rest. Thanks to reader Roy Tock for finishing the transcript for me

:...The chatter that I hear all through the city, it's huge. Anytime you have a city that backs a team like they've backed us, it's huge to be able to win, and to go into that next round. We still have some work to do to get to that ultimate goal that we want, but this is great getting through this round and getting to the next one.

About not having to use Zack Greinke in the game:

Yeah, Zack was warming up in the bullpen. He was probably going to come into the game next, so it was nice to get him a little bit of work. This was a day that he needed to throw bullpen. We held him off of that earlier in the day, in case we needed him tonight. So he got a little work in down there, and probably going to be right on schedule for him.

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