Brewers 4, Pirates 1: Ron Roenicke's Postgame Comments

As seen on FS Wisconsin:

Joined in progress, on Wolf's outing tonight:

"Especially inside. Once you get them thinking inside, which they had to, then he can throw a curve ball or he can come back with a changeup, and he also stuck some fastballs away."

When asked if Wolf was removed from the game because of his pitch count:

"Yeah, it was starting to get uncomfortable. We weren't sure if we were going to put him out there for that last inning but he was throwing the ball so good, we wanted to do it. But we don't want to push him."

On Paul Maholm:

"Yeah, he was good. Same thing, locating his pitches well, he was tying us up, and he's got nice off speed pitches."

When asked if Wolf tried to stay in the game during the seventh:

"Well, I didn't give him the chance because I'd already signaled. Sometimes when you get out to the mound and you haven't called for the guy to come in then you've got a fight. He threw enough pitches. I knew he could get out the next guy, but why force him?"

On Fielder's RBI single in the first:

"That was a big hit. Sometimes in that first inning, that's usually what happens. That's when you're going to get a guy. And then they settled down and threw a real nice game. We were able to pick up those couple of runs there late, which were big. Good ball game, though."

On Wolf potentially feeling the pressure to keep up with the Brewers' other starters: 

"I'm sure he did. He had a different temperament his last outing, so this was good for him to get him back on a roll again. You know, like I said I liked the way he threw the ball last time. Not many mistakes today."

When asked if he's concerned about John Axford:

"Well, the ball's coming out of his hand good, he's throwing good breaking balls, they're down now instead of up, and I think that's important. When the breaking ball is down, that's where he's going to get some chasing and the swing and the miss, in spring training I thought he was up a lot with his off speed. So I like the way he's throwing the ball."

On Kameron Loe and his sinker:

"He's amazing. It doesn't seem to matter if it's a lefthander or a righthander. There's bad swings from both sides of the plate. It's a late sink. They see the ball, they know he's got a sinker, and it just, at the end it must be diving more than your eyes can pick up. He's huge with Saito being out, he's really important for that bullpen."

I think the last question was if he's given consideration to using Loe in the ninth. The response was "None."

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