Loe welcomes everyday demands out of 'pen

Loe welcomes everyday demands out of 'pen

Loe welcomes everyday demands out of 'pen
LOS ANGELES -- Brewers reliever Kameron Loe entered Tuesday tied for the National League lead in appearances, and that is exactly the way he likes it.

"I wish pitching was like hitting," Loe said. "They can go and take 500 hacks a day, and if we throw 40 pitches, you are going to be hanging. It is a balancing act."

Loe, who has pitched in 23 games this season, hasn't allowed a hit in his last three appearances, thanks in part to a dominant sinker and slider.

Enjoying pitching as much as he has this season, Loe understands it is all a balancing act.

"I have been feeling really good," Loe said. "It is all about having good direction to the plate. It has been feeling smooth and I have been pounding the zone."

On the year, Loe has tossed 19 1/3 innings for eight holds, while striking out 16 and walking nine. While the righty has an ERA of 5.12, much of that can be attributed to his worst appearance of the season, in which he gave up four runs on three hits in one-third of an inning May 11 against the Padres.

"I like being in there this much," Loe said. "I had one outing where I probably shouldn't have been out there, but other than that outing, I love being out there. I want them to throw me out there. I haven't been sore and I bounce back pretty quick. I like it."