Tagged: Ron Roenicke

D’backs win forces decisive Game 5 at Miller Park

Brewers skipper Ron Roenicke saw Arizona's offense explode to the tune of 10 runs in Game 4, including a grand slam for the second consecutive night. Milwaukee will face the Diamondbacks at Miller Park Friday at 4pm for the right to move on to the NLCS.

After leaving Milwaukee with a 2-0 lead in their NLDS clash with the Diamondbacks, the Brewers promptly dropped games 3 and 4 in Arizona.  With back-to-back losses by Shaun Marcum and Randy Wolf, the Brewers will put their entire season on the line Friday evening at Miller Park, where they own a Major League-best 59 wins in 2011 (including the postseason).  Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo will once again face Arizona’s 21-game winner, Ian Kennedy.  There’s not much more to say –a trip to the League Championship Series is on the line.  The same goes for the Yankees-Tigers series as well as Cardinals-Phillies.

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Brewers aim for 5th road win in 6 tries

The Milwaukee Brewers send Zack Greinke to the mound tonight looking to take three of four in Arizona. Milwaukee has won four of its last five games on the road, reversing their losing trend when away from Miller Park. Here is Ron Roenicke’s lineup for the ballgame tonight, which resembles something that you might see in game 1 of a playoff series should the Brewers’ win the National League Central.

1. Corey Hart – rf

2. Nyjer Morgan – cf

3. Ryan Braun – lf

4. Prince Fielder – 1b

5. Rickie Weeks – 2b

6. Casey McGehee – 3b

7. Yuniesky Betancourt – ss

8. Jonathan Lucroy – c

9. Zack Greinke – rhp

The Diamondbacks send their best pitcher to the hill in Ian Kennedy, a ten game winner with a 3.39 earned run average and 113 strikeouts in 135.1 innings.