Brewers 6, Reds 3: Ron Roenicke's Postgame Comments

As seen on FS Wisconsin:

First question was, per usual, cut off:

Nori, a couple of nice catches today but you're right, two big plays and those plays turn games around. Shutting an offense down like that when you make a nice play like that is big. Big for the pitchers, and for our pitchers too.

Is tonight what you expect from the offense?

I expect that all the time because I think they're a pretty good offense. But yes. It's nice to see that, especially tonight it was 4-5-6-7, Ramirez through Maldy that swung the bat well. Braun swung the bat well too: he just didn't get hits. Aoki really good tonight too, so that's two days in a row he's swung the bat really well. That was good offense. A lot of good at bats. I know Arroyo gives us problems, he's tricky, he knows how to pitch and we did a nice job with him.

Did Arroyo change his approach in the sixth when the Brewers were able to hit him?

Well the thing is, that's what makes him so tough is he'll do that with his slider and then you start looking slider and he blows his fastball by you. And that's why it's hard to guess with him because inning to inning you don't know what you're going to get. Fortunately he missed location on those pitches and that's why we were able to get him.

What worked for Gallardo tonight?

Good command on the fastball again, slider good, curveball wasn't as good as he's had but fastball-slider really good, and really the fastball. He really commanded that well, both sides of the plate. He went up when he needed to, but he kept the ball down most of the night.

How many more times can you send Francisco Rodriguez out to protect a lead?

Well, I don't know if it's just leads or...I don't think it matters whether it's a lead or not a lead. I think Frankie when his command is on he's certainly going to do well in any of those situations. It's command. He came out and threw, I thought, a lot of good pitches down that we didn't get any calls on that low pitch. I thought he threw the ball ok down. But we've got to get to the point where he's ahead in the count and then he can go to his changeup and curveball. He didn't throw any breaking balls today, but that's because he got behind in the counts. But the ball's still coming out well. We'll see what happens with that.

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