The Milwaukee Brewers, at 19-7 (.731), own the best record in the Major Leagues. Their 19 wins are a new franchise record for the
month of March/April.
The Brewers enter tonight’s game with a 2.56 team ERA, which ranks second in the Major Leagues, trailing only the Braves (2.04). Opponents are batting just .217, trailing only the Braves (.211) and the Cardinals (.216).
The entire pitching staff has been lights out. The starters have posted a 2.74 ERA this season, trailing only the Braves (1.57) and Cardinals (2.32) in the Major Leagues. The team has produced a Major League-leading 21 quality starts, including eight in a row.
The bullpen has posted a 2.18 ERA this season, trailing only the Padres (1.94) and Giants (2.13) in the Major Leagues. opponents are batting just .195 off the Brewers bullpen, lowest in the majors.
Last night, the Brewers bullpen shut the Cardinals out over the last six innings, helping the team erase a 3-0 deficit to win in extra innings 5-3.
There’s been plenty of eye-opening performances, but none bigger than Francisco Rodriguez. He has set a new franchise record for saves (12) in March/April, breaking the mark held by Francisco Cordero (10 in 2007). Number 12 came in the 12th inning last night.
AUDIO: Mary Reynolds says the bullpen has exceeded expectations :11