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Roenicke, Melvin meet to discuss state of club


MILWAUKEE -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and general manager Doug Melvin met for about an hour in Roenicke's clubhouse office on Sunday to discuss the state of the team.

"We talked a little bit about everything," Roenicke said shortly after the meeting. "Making sure that there's not something that we're missing and something we could be doing a little bit better on our end. There's a lot going on. We need to figure it out."

The Brewers, who have scuffled to a 19-28 start, entered Sunday 5-17 in May. Milwaukee hasn't won a series since it took the first two games of a three-game set with the Pirates at the end of April.

"Nobody's happy about how we're playing," Roenicke said. "We need to figure out what we can do to try to get it back on track again. There are no clear answers."

The Brewers' pitching staff has been subpar this month, and DL stints for closer Jim Henderson and Hiram Burgos and a nagging elbow injury to Kyle Lohse have raised questions about how the staff will shape up for the near future.

The offense hasn't done its part either, scoring two or fewer runs in five of the last six games. Friday's 2-1 win over the Pirates was the Brewers' first win when scoring fewer than three runs.

"I know the players, they're working hard to try to get back to some of the skill set that they have and have performed and showed in the past," Roenicke said. "You've got some guys that are still playing great and some guys that aren't playing to what we're used to seeing. Is there a way we can help them get there faster?"

Kevin Massoth is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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