Brewers 6, Phillies 3 (12 innings): Ron Roenicke's Postgame Comments

Here are Ron Roenicke's postgame remarks, as seen on FS Wisconsin:

On the significance of the win:

Well, I think that it was a huge win, it was, coming off the series we had and we know how tough it's going to be here. So I think it was an important win, and I know when Ax (John Axford) came in there and they tied it up, guys kept battling and I was glad we got three runs there (in the 12th) instead of just one.

On Shaun Marcum's outing:

Just like he did the last game he pitched, great command with his fastball, moving it around. Changeup was outstanding again, and he threw some nice breaking balls. So you know he's a battler, and he understands what he needs to do against a good offense, and you need that experience out there to do that.

On not using Zach Braddock:

We talked about it before the game: We didn't want to, but it was coming to the point where if Kintzler goes three innings and we're still tied we may need to use him. We talked about Narveson maybe going in, so he came in here to get stretched out a little bit, just to make sure we were covered if we had to go that far.

At this point, I think Roenicke was asked if he considered bringing Braddock in mid-inning in the 12th:

No. I can't there with him being the last guy. You just can't do it.

I'm not sure what this question was, but I know it was about John Axford:

No, I don't think so. I know he wanted to get off to a good start this year. I think once he comes in and has a couple of clean innings I think he's going to have the confidence that he had last year when he did so well. His command is off. It was off in spring, and once he gets it, he's got too many different pitches he can throw to get good hitters out. And I'm not saying that it is a confidence issue, because I don't think it is with him, but something's going on to keep him from throwing the ball where he wants to. He tried to throw a lot of breaking pitches tonight, a lot of them were up in the zone, and when he's good he's down in the zone with his breaking ball.

On Brandon Kintzler getting his first major league win:

Yeah, that's really nice. and he's done a nice job for us. He comes in and he throws strikes, he's a lot firmer than people think he is. He's got a nice fastball and an outstanding changeup. So that's a nice win for him.

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