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Hoffman gets No. 597

Posted on: August 7, 2010 10:52 pm
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Trevor Hoffman
The Brewers are in a tough position, having all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman just a few saves away from 600 for his career (and with a countdown banner in place at Miller Park) but also having identified their closer of the future, John Axford.

Saturday, manager Ken Macha found an opportunity for 42-year-old Hoffman to tack on No. 597, as he pitched a perfect ninth, needing just eight pitches, as the Brewers beat Houston 5-2.

It was Hoffman's first save opportunity since May 18, and his first converted save since May 7. He is 6-for-11 in save opportunities this season.

The Brewers are out of contention, which gives them the luxury of letting Hoffman try for the round number, but at the same time 27-year-old Axford needs all the experience he can get. We'll see how Macha handles it.

-- David Andriesen

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