• Roenicke opted to give catcher Jonathan Lucroy the day off after seeing some bad signs from Lucroy the night before. After an 0-for-3 night on Friday, Lucroy was batting .225, including .171 in his last 10 games.
"I thought the first two at-bats [Friday] were very good, but when I see frustration in a guy and I think that he could use a day off, then I'm fine giving him a day, when it makes sense," Roenicke said. "You don't want a guy to be frustrated."
• After watching Carlos Martinez's Major League debut on Friday for the Cardinals, Roenicke was asked whether it seems like St. Louis has an inexhaustible supply of flame-throwing pitching prospects.
"Yes," Roenicke said. "And that's why I say, no matter what their [bullpen] numbers are, it's uncomfortable when you're facing a guy throwing that hard. You know you're going to get hits, and you're going to do OK with him; it's still uncomfortable."
• Clubhouse manager Tony Migliaccio was preparing the Brewers' throwback caps and jerseys for Sunday's series finale, a nod to the 1913 Milwaukee Brewers of the American Association. That team played in Milwaukee from 1902-'52, winning their first of back-to-back league championships in '13. When the Braves moved to Milwaukee for the '53 season, the Brewers headed east to become the Toledo Mud Hens.
The Brewers were originally going to wear white caps with a blue block "M," but the color of the cap clashed with the cream-colored jerseys. So the club quickly ordered blue caps instead, with a cream "M" on the front. The 1913 club wore both styles, according to a Brewers spokesperson.
The white caps will be for sale in the team store at Miller Park. Game-used caps and jerseys can be pre-ordered through Sunday by stopping by the Authentics Kiosk behind Section 111, by calling 414-902-4479 or by emailing email@example.com. The rest of the game used jerseys and caps will be for sale at the kiosk on Tuesday and Wednesday, and online after that.
• Yuniesky Betancourt's first-inning single on Saturday was the 1,000th hit of his career.