Brewers vs. Diamondbacks: Post-game thoughts from Ron Roenicke


Brewers vs. Diamondbacks: Post-game thoughts from Ron Roenicke

CREATED Mar. 7, 2013

The Milwaukee Brewers improved to 6-6 in Cactus League play after a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Maryvale Baseball Park on Thursday.

Below are some quotes from Ron Roenicke's post-game, on-field media session: 

Roenicke on OF prospect, Khris Davis who hit his third homerun in as many days today. Even Davis' outs this spring have been smashed.

  • "Looks like we found a new fourth hitter. Rami [Aramis Ramirez] better get healthy (laughing). It's nice to see. I've always heard this guy can really swing it, and it's nice to see him doing it...his outs are hard, he's hitting off-speed, he's hitting fastballs...he's doing a great job."

Roenicke on if starter Mark Rogers made some progress compared to his last start. Rogers allowed three hits and gave up three walks in three innings pitched. The two runs that scored with him on the mound were unearned. 

  • "Yeah - I definitely thought so. At times the command leaves him, then it comes back. He's gonna have to start getting some breaking balls over, but yeah, we're in the right direction."

Roenicke on relief pitcher Alfredo Figaro who pitched three scoreless innings today and has allowed just one hit in six innings pitched this spring

  • "Well, we've been talking about him. He throws nice, low, hard strikes. His breaking ball is OK...but I like the way he goes about it. He's a guy that we saw before he went to Japan. He goes to Japan and cleans up some things. And in winter ball this year, Mike Guererro called and said 'this guy is really good."

Roenicke on right handed relief pitcher, Michael Olmsted who came on to strike out the side in the 9th, protecting a one run lead. 

  • "It's not easy to see the ball. He spins up that breaking ball and righties don't see it and lefties don't see it. There's a big man with a lot of deception."

Roenicke on pithcihng prospect Taylor Jungmann.

  • "He's really nice on right handers right now...left handers that ball keeps getting away from us. He's not able to stick that pitch away to a lefty. But I like his delivery. I like how he handles himself. He's going to be a nice pitcher."