HOUSTON -- Catcher Jonathan Lucroy started 114 games behind the plate for the Brewers during their National League Central-championship season last year. He was surprised to learn that the Brewers entered Wednesday's game with the same record (16-20) at this time last year.
"It doesn't feel the same, no," Lucroy said. "Hopefully, with that game last night [8-0 win against the Mets], we can get some momentum going today and tomorrow and the rest of the season."
Lucroy entered Wednesday's game hitting .323 as a catcher, which is second in the NL at the position, behind only Philadelphia's Carlos Ruiz (.337). He said he's looking for the team to gain the consistency it had last year.
"We've definitely hit our tough times," he said. "If anything, I'm glad we hit them early. Hopefully we continue to battle this adversity and keep winning some ballgames and kind of meld together as a team and keep moving forward.
"I think that's what we did last year. We were more consistent, but this year we are definitely trying to find that consistency, and I think we will."