He posted those numbers while managing a challenging family situation. Shaw's wife, Lindy, gave birth to a baby girl in June who required multiple surgeries throughout the summer for a heart defect. She remained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin as of season's end.
"Travis has just been a rock through this whole thing, he really has," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "He's going through more than we know. We don't talk about it a lot, to respect what he's going through. But he's been able to put together a wonderful season under very difficult circumstances."
Brewers closer Corey Knebel topped Jimmy Nelson for Brewers Pitcher of the Year honors. In a team-high 76 games, Knebel had a 1.78 ERA and 39 saves while making his first National League All-Star team. He took over as closer from Neftali Feliz in May and set a Major League record by striking out at least one batter in 46 straight games (including his final appearance of the season).
Left-hander Brent Suter, who bounced between Triple-A and the big leagues -- as well as the Brewers' bullpen and starting rotation -- was voted the team's Unsung Hero, and Thames won the "Good Guy" Award.
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