After the bullpen squandered leads while allowing 10 runs on Tuesday and two runs on Wednesday, Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke thinks his relievers just need a few good outings to build on. "That's always the way it is," Roenicke said. "With hitters, with pitchers, it comes with confidence. And you need to succeed usually to have confidence."
Astros: Happy to be home
With a 2-0 loss to the Pirates on Thursday, Houston's away record moved to 9-32. Things are much better in the comfy confines of Minute Maid Park, where the club is 23-19.
Brewers general manager Doug Melvin and Roenicke had a conversation before Thursday's 4-0 loss against the Marlins that touched on "a little bit about everything." "What we can do to improve, what's going to happen here after the break, what are we going to do with our starting pitching," Roenicke said. "So, it's a little of everything." Houston will go with an eight-man bullpen until the All-Star break after recalling relief pitcher Enerio Del Rosario from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday. The Astros sent starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel to Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.