MILWAUKEE A few hours before Monday's game against Cincinnati, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke took his usual, pre-game stroll through the team's clubhouse. This time though, he was surveying a team that had changed quite drastically since its last game at Miller Park.
Only pitchers Chris Narveson and Brandon Kintzler were injured the last time Milwaukee had laced up in its own clubhouse. But after the team's nine-game, 10-day road trip, in which four players left in four consecutive games, three players had joined them on the disabled list. And two of them, like Narveson, were now out for the season.
Now, Roenicke had plenty of new faces and lockers to look upon as he made his way around the room -- Brooks Conrad, Taylor Green, and Edwin Maysonet were all called up in the past week, taking the spot of Alex Gonzalez, Mat Gamel, and Carlos Gomez, who all were sent to the DL.
Roenicke smiled as he made his way around, joking with players and trying to keep the mood light. He knows mu...