For 45 minutes before Wednesday's game against the Phillies, the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen met behind close doors with manager Ron Roenicke and pitching coach Rick Kranitz. Something needed to be fixed that much was obvious, as the Brewers relievers gave up two leads in two nights to turn what could've been a bounce-back series into a potential death sentence for the fourth-place Brewers.
Roenicke didn't say much about the 45-minute meeting, other than the fact that regaining confidence would be the bullpen's most important step to turn it around.
But it took less than 45 minutes for a late-inning Brewers' comeback and confidence to slip away, a brief blip of progress to be lost, as another late lead Milwaukee's third in a row was lost at the hands of new closer Francisco Rodriguez.
After walking six batters in the 1.2 innings of his last two miserable outings against Philadelphia, Rodriguez walked another batter, Philadelphia's John Mayberry Jr., i...