Brewers owner: Manager, GM not at fault for slow start
Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio says the jobs of manager Ron Roenicke and general manager Doug Melvin are not in question and he is more focused on the performance of the players.
Milwaukee has lost eight games in a row and has MLB's worst record at 2-13.
The pitching staff’s team ERA of 5.08 ranks last, and the team’s run differential of -47 is by far MLB’s worst.
The starters have only amassed three quality starts all season.
“Right now, my examinations are focused on how to improve our performance on the field,” Attanasio said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Relative to me, I’m not looking at the manager or the general manager right now.”
The team exercised Roenicke's option on his contract for the 2016 season last month, while Melvin’s deal concludes at season’s end.
Attanasio says the players are simply not producing for the team. Milwaukee's pitching staff gave up two grand slams during Tuesday night’s 16-10 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
"It's brutal. You turn on the TV every night and expect to see something different, and I know one of these nights we will,” Attanasio said, according to the Journal Sentinel.
“I know how bad we’ve played,” he added. “I think we have to kind of parse through it. Everybody needs to be accountable, but we have to look at what people are responsible for, and then hold them accountable for what they’re responsible for.”
Milwaukee will try to break its losing streak in the series finale against Cincinnati on Thursday afternoon.
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