Milwaukee Brewers defeat Cincinnati Reds, 13-1

The Milwaukee Brewers' hitters worked out some of their frustrations Wednesday night.

They worked out some of the frustration of the season-long domination by the Cincinnati Reds. They worked out some of the frustration of a library-quiet September at the plate.

Last but not least, the Brewers worked out some of the frustration of a lost season in which they never climbed into the NL Central race.

The result at Miller Park was a somewhat startling 13-1 romp over t...

There's a difference between being quick to the plate with a pitch and "quick pitching" a batter.

Brewers manager Ken Macha made that point with home plate umpire Dan Bellino on Tuesday night when Bellino warned rookie reliever Mike McClendon about "quick pitching." Pitchers are not allowed to throw a pitch before the batter is set in the box, and Bellino told Macha that Scott Rolen was not looking at the pitcher.

"I looked at the video and Rolen was looking at the p...