Milwaukee Brewers defeat Houston Astros, 5-2

Just like the fans, the players, the general manager, the front office and anyone else who watches the Milwaukee Brewers this season, Mark Attanasio can see the problem.

It's frustrating to watch, too.

"This year, we have challenges," Attanasio said in a lengthy phone interview from his Los Angeles office about his team, the Milwaukee Brewers. "We know what they are. It's pitching, period. We don't have a cultural problem where we think of ourselves as losers. Even t...

Despite his established prowess when getting one at-bat per game, Joe Inglett insists he'd rather have four or five, like any other player.

"I'd still like to have as many at-bats as possible," said the Brewers' utility player and pinch-hitter deluxe. "When I was getting four at-bats a game, sometimes you lose your swing. That happens."

And it happened to Inglett over the final week of July, when rightfielder Corey Hart was out with a wrist injury. Inglett made six s...

It had been three months since "Hells Bells" had played at Miller Park. Three months since anyone even thought about turning that countdown banner beyond the Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen.

So much time had passed, in fact, that Trevor Hoffman was jolted as he came through the bullpen door to the roar of the 34,480 on hand Saturday night.

"It's hard to describe," Hoffman said when asked how it felt.

That banner did finally turn, to No. 597, as Hoffman recorded the fin...