The Milwaukee Brewers named Craig Counsell as their next manager after firing ex-Dodger Ron Roenicke Sunday night.
Counsell, a native of Milwaukee, is no stranger to the franchise. He spent six seasons with the Brewers (2004, 2007-11) as a versatile utilityman and most recently in the club’s front office.
Counsell has the challenge of turning around the team with the worst record in MLB, 7-18 for a .280 winning percentage.
The Dodgers bullpen, which has a scoreless streak of 26 innings, is one reason why L.A. is heading into Milwaukee with a 16-8 record (.667), second best in the National League behind the Cardinals with their .750 percentage. The only other team with a better record is the surprising Houston Astros, riding a 10 game winning streak, and possessing a .720 win rate.