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Poll: Voters say 14-16 start "about what I expected."

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70% of the voters in our poll said they're not surprised by the outcome of this team's first 30 games.

Tom Lynn

The Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from noon Monday through Tuesday and received 200 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • When asked about the Brewers' 14-16 start, 70% of voters said it was "about what I expected." 26% said it was worse than their expectations.
  • 37% of voters said Carlos Gomez should bat fifth in the typical Brewer lineup, with 23% (the second most popular option) putting him sixth.
  • Ron Roenicke's approval rating is down 12 points this week (from 71 to 59%), while Rick Kranitz's disapproval rating (35%) is higher than his approval (34%).
  • 65% of voters think this Brewer team can still make the playoffs, down from 78% a week ago.

Full results below.

The Milwaukee Brewers are 14-16 after 30 games. How does this compare to your expectations coming into the season?

Response Votes %
This is better than I expected. 10 5%
This is worse than I expected. 51 26%
This is about what I expected. 139 70%
Undecided 0 0%

Where should Carlos Gomez bat in the typical Brewer lineup?

Response Votes %
First 11 6%
Second 26 13%
Third 12 6%
Fourth 17 9%
Fifth 74 37%
Sixth 46 23%
Seventh 9 5%
Eighth 0 0%
Undecided 5 3%

Are you concerned by rough starts for Marco Estrada (6.05 ERA after seven starts) and Wily Peralta (6.00 ERA after six starts)?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm concerned about both pitchers. 92 46%
I'm concerned about Estrada, but not Peralta. 39 19%
I'm concerned about Peralta, but not Estrada. 32 16%
I'm not concerned about either pitcher. 31 16%
Undecided 7 4%

Do you approve of the job Doug Melvin is doing as General Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 133 67% 74% -7%
No 34 17% 13% +4%
Undecided 33 17% 12% +5%

Do you approve of the job Ron Roenicke is doing as Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 117 59% 71% -12%
No 48 24% 18% +6%
Undecided 35 18% 11% -7%

Do you approve of the job Rick Kranitz is doing as Pitching Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 67 34% 58% -24%
No 69 35% 13% +22%
Undecided 64 32% 28% +4%

Do you approve of the job Johnny Narron is doing as Hitting Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 111 56% 52% +4%
No 34 17% 18% -1%
Undecided 55 28% 31% -3%

Do you think this Brewer team can still make the playoffs?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 129 65% 78% -13%
No 48 24% 12% +12%
Undecided 23 12% 9% +3%