Phillies 7, Brewers 6: Ron Roenicke's Postgame Comments

As seen on FS Wisconsin

Couldn't hear the opening question:

Absolutely. We played a really good game. Offensively against Cliff Lee, great job. Played good defense. Zack was outstanding, we just didn't finish it again.

On the decision to lift Greinke early:

I think with Zack if everything was normal and we were just going through the regular season we probably would've left him out there. We talked the other day and we talked about how many pitches and how deep we were going to go and we decided we weren't going to go real deep into the game. We talked to him during the game and he was still doing pretty good, he was getting to that point but he was doing pretty good, but seven innings after kinda pushing him where we did, I think that was a great outing and a good time to get him out of there.

What did Greinke tell you about coming out?

He told me if he needed to go back out there he could go out.

Did Greinke's potential last Brewer start factor into the decision?

No, that has nothing to do with it. I want to win the ball game obviously, we all do. But when he gives us seven innings and he hasn't pitched in ten days and we just got him out of a bad situation we put him in, it was ...

My cable feed cut off that answer.

More on Greinke:

That's a full package isn't it? It really is, that's as good of a performance as you can do as an all around job for a pitcher. We know he's a good hitter, we know he's a good fielder, we know he can pitch and he did all of those things tonight at a pretty incredible level.

Where are you at with the bullpen?

Well, I think anytime we can improve any time of our team we're going to try to do that. But it's not that easy to grab parts. Where are we going to grab parts? Do you go to the minor leagues? If you have some people you really like you do that. Maybe you shuffle around what you have in the bullpen. We've got Livan (Hernandez) out there, we know he can throw strikes, maybe he'll start pitching in games later. And instead of using him as a long man maybe he becomes a one inning guy. But we'll talk about it and try to figure this out but it's hard. It's hard to just say we're going to completely change things when that personnel is what you have and it's a personnel that's done the job before. I don't know what's going on, I don't know why we're in this funk we're in with the bullpen, but these guys have all done the job. And basically most of them are the same guys we had last year that were lights out.

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