Last call

Francisco Rodriguez missed significant time during Spring Training due to a couple of issues and didn't find out until the very end that he had won the closer's job. No wonder he referred to the last couple of months as "crazy," seeing that he ended up as the Brewers Pitcher of the Month after a stellar April.

"K-Rod" did not allow a run over 16 innings and logged 13 saves in a month that saw the Brewers run their record to 20-8. Rodriguez struck out 23, and opponents batted just .132 against him.

"I would say it's been a crazy couple of months," he said. "To be able to bounce back and have a good month without having all the strength that I was looking for, I feel good about it."

Additionally, Carlos Gomez was named Brewers Player of the Month after hitting .293 with seven homers and 15 RBIs.

• Wooten was in the right place at the right time when he was called up, seeing the Triple-A Nashville club was playing at home when he got the news. Nashville is just a four-hour drive from Cincinnati, so Wooten and his wife were able to drive up to meet the Brewers for their series with the Reds.

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