MILWAUKEE Brewers catcher George Kottaras trotted out to the mound in the middle of Friday night's 9-3 loss to the Diamondbacks to meet his pitcher Randy Wolf, who stood on the hill noticeably exasperated, caught in the midst of one of the most wearisome stretches of his 15-year baseball career. Wolf yelled into his glove out of frustration.
When Wolf's four troubling innings had ended, having watched the Diamondbacks put up eight earned runs and his ERA balloon to 5.78, he left the field wondering, again, what had gone wrong. Without a win since April 30 and three efforts over the last month that resulted in four or more earned runs, Wolf explained that this stretch had been "by far" the most frustrating of his career.
"There's no comparison," Wolf said. "I've never felt physically great and had such awful results. It just seems like right when I'm on the right track, I just derail again. It's beyond frustrating."
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had expressed his dismay on several...