• While plenty is being written about Francisco Rodriguez and his resurgence as the Brewers' closer, none of this is news to Roenicke, who credits the right-hander's success to one simple element: K-Rod is just a really, really good pitcher.
"He's got everything working now," Roenicke said. "When he does, this is how he pitches. He has a very durable arm. His mind is where he wants to pitch every day. His mind isn't, 'I've pitched three games in a row and I'm tired.' The mental part of it is good. He turns the page really well. He has a bad one, and the next day, he comes out and you wouldn't know it."
• Mark Reynolds hit his seventh homer of the season on Saturday in Cincinnati. His 192 homers since 2008 ranks fifth in the Majors.
• The Brewers are heading home to Miller Park, where they are 9-6 and 3-2 in series play.
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