Last call

Last call

Jean Segura's eighth-inning strikeout on Wednesday convinced Roenicke it was time for the slumping shortstop to take a day off.

"He swung at a fastball in the dirt yesterday in a 3-2 count. You know how hard that is to do?" Roenicke said. "If it's a sinkerballer, you can see it. But it's straight -- it's 98 [mph], but 'Seggy' doesn't do that."

• Asked whether he was considering using rookie Jimmy Nelson in more high-leverage situations to boost a sagging relief corps, Roenicke said, "I'm only opposed to doing it because I don't want him to have to rush to get loose, I don't want to bring him in in the middle of an inning."

• Brewers coaches met individually with Brewers GM Doug Melvin and Ash at the team hotel this week as part of the club's annual season-ending evaluations. They will meet as a group during the coming homestand.

"It's more on what's going on and what we can do better, and do we need to change anything in Spring Training, do we need to do anything in the season differently?" Roenicke said. "Kind of, 'What went wrong?' We know the injuries, we know what. But what else can we do to help?"

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