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Milwaukee Brewers

Stadium: Miller Park | Manager: Ron Roenicke
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Brewers.255412933.81
NL Central Division2nd1st1st5th
National League 3rd2nd2nd10th

Shutout stops worst opening skid since 2003

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Shutout stops worst opening skid since 2003 · Notes, Quotes · Roster Report
 

The Brewers lost their first four games of the season for the first time since 2003, but as they prepared for the second game of their home-opening series against Atlanta, the players insisted they weren't frustrated or losing confidence.

"The whole atmosphere is way too positive for us to panic," said left fielder Ryan Braun. "We played great in spring training. We've lost some tough games.

"We certainly didn't hope to start 0-4. Obviously, we felt good about ourselves coming out of the spring and we still feel good about ourselves. It'll be nice to get our first win under our belt and I think we'll feel a little bit better about where we're at."

Season-opening losing streaks can start to feed on themselves at some point as everyone presses to stop it from getting crazy. Roenicke acknowledged that possibility but indicated his players wouldn't fall into that trap.

"Right now it's hard," he said. "You put confidence in guys. I know they're going to do a good job. Everybody's trying to get this first win.

"Sometimes, you try to do too much at times. I don't know if they're pressing so much at this early point."

The Brewers were finally able to exhale Tuesday night after a tense 1-0 victory over Atlanta stopped their season-opening skid. Everyone agreed it shouldn't have been that hard to win a game.

"It isn't easy," said Roenicke. "It's tough right now. It's tough getting runs."

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGJonathan Lucroy , C.315
HRCarlos Gomez , CF14
RBIRyan Braun , RF50
OBPJonathan Lucroy , C.385
SLGRyan Braun , RF.515
RCarlos Gomez , CF55
SBCarlos Gomez , CF17
WKyle Lohse , SP9
ERAKyle Lohse , SP3.26
WHIPKyle Lohse , SP1.09
KKyle Lohse , SP95
SVFrancisco Rodriguez , RP27
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