Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/20/14
By JOAN NIESEN FOXSportsNorth.com MINNEAPOLIS In the top of the ninth, it was hard not to look.No, not at Matt Capps' attempt to preserve a 3-3 tie. Not at the batters stepping to the plate, not even when Martin Maldonado drove a two-run shot to center field.When Maldonado's home run landed in the Brewers' bullpen, most eyes were already there. The sign above lit up with two names: Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford.Would Ron Roenicke make good on his pregame claims? Would Axford come into the game after blowing two consecutive saves for the first time in his career?The Brewers got the third out.The bullpen door opened.We squinted and hypothesized. Socks up? Long hair trailing behind him? Yes, yes.It was John Axford's game to save.At 10:07 p.m. was a 93-mph. fastball. Four pitches later and Denard Span was gone, the casualty of a short fly ball. Two more, and Ben Revere was trudging back to the clubhouse. Four more, and Joe Mauer ended it all. It took 10 pitches, six strikes and...
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