Recently I saw a blurb on The Official Site where the closer role is discussed. While we all know John Axford has had a rough year, this is the first inkling I've heard of a closer controversy. I don't believe Ron Roenicke will be replacing Ax anytime soon, if at all, despite cries from some fans or "Twitter tough guys". Make no mistake, Axford is still the best reliever Milwaukee has and should still be closing games. I'd like to draw your attention these examples of why:
6/22 W vs. White Sox—ball, ball, foul, ball, ball (leadoff walk); strike (looking), ball, strike (looking), foul, strike (swinging, against Adam Dunn); GIDP (Paul Konerko, game over)
7/3 W vs. Marlins—ball, ball, ball, ball (leadoff walk); ball, ball, strike (looking), strike (foul), GIDP (Omar Infante); strike (looking), ball, strike (foul), strike (looking to Gaby Sanchez, game over)
7/8 W vs. Astros—strike (looking), single (Chris Snyder); strike (looking), single (Matt Dominguez); Jordan Schaefer sac...