Brewers 2, Dodgers 1: Ron Roenicke's Postgame Comments

As seen on FS Wisconsin:

On Michael Fiers:

Yeah, great job. Changed speeds well, pitched up in the zone really well.

Did he consider getting Fiers out of a close game in the sixth or seventh since he's a rookie?

I've never seen a rookie catcher catching a first start guy either.

On Nathan Eovaldi:

Eovaldi, ball-strike ratio absolutely incredible. We kept watching it, it was sliders, it was changeups, the explosive fastball. It was pretty impressive to watch that.

More on Fiers:

Yeah, he was up in the zone a lot which is hard to hit because he's got that deception. And then he's getting in on guys then coming back with nice changeups. He threw some good cutters. But I think because he was up with that in the zone he made it tough.

On the pitch Fiers threw to Andre Ethier:

He (Martin Maldonado) called for a fastball up and he threw it knee-high. And that's one of the few mistakes. Yeah, that was a great outing.

Was Martin Maldonado or Roenicke calling pitches tonight?

Maldonado's taking care of most of it. Sometimes he may look in and want a little help but he's calling it.

On John Axford's rough start to the ninth inning:

Kemp put together a great at bat and I thought Ax threw him some good pitches. The thing I always comment on in the dugout is that great hitters foul off really good pitches. And then they foul off enough to where you're going to make a mistake, which Ax did on the 3-2. He doesn't want to walk him, he's got a very good fastball going, and thigh-high on the outer third and Kemp does a great job of hitting.

On Jerry Hairston Jr failing to get the bunt down and hitting into a double play in the ninth:

That was a huge turning point. Ax is very difficult to bunt also. He's throwing, whatever he's throwing, 97 or 98, that's not easy to bunt.

Did a hostile crowd tonight motivate Ryan Braun?

I have seen him do it before, and sometimes it works in our favor.

Has he seen a right hander hit a ball down the right field line at Dodger Stadium like Braun did?

Well, in day games it happens a lot. In day games the ball travels really well here. In night games, you have to crush it to get out of here. And the later on it gets in the night as it gets a little cooler the ball does not go. That's why what Kemp does here with the opposite field home runs, that's pretty amazing to do here.

Mike Fiers will get another turn in the rotation, right?

Right. It'd be pretty tough to take him out of there wouldn't it?

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