The Brewers finished that stretch 11-9, including a four-game sweep on the road against the Marlins and a three-game home sweep of the Cardinals. The team went 6-5 on the road and 5-4 at home, dropping the final three series, but manager Ron Roenicke is pleased with the way his troops handed the grueling schedule.
"They've gone out there, they grind it out, they're out there every day and you don't have to question if they're in the lineup or not," Roenicke said. "The 20 days, they're just tough guys."
With the off-day on Thursday and another one on Monday, the Brewers will be the recipients of some much-needed rest. Roenicke said he doesn't see his team changing anything with the rotation.
"The next time around, I think there are a few guys that will have some extra days," he said. "I know [Zack] Greinke's pitching on seven days. ... We'll try to keep them in order."