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NLCS Game 4 post-game comments

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Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws during the eighth inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws during the eighth inning of Game 4 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum

(BaseballStL) -- Tony La Russa on Randy Wolf: “I thought we took some really good at-bats.  He just made some really good pitches and we didn’t create a whole lot after that because he pitched really well.  He’s a pitcher.  He’s got a real good idea and he moves in and out, up and down, changes speeds.  We made a lot of outs on the curveball.”

Tony La Russa on Cardinals starters not pitching past fifth inning in last four games: “We had a chance to win today.  I mean this is October.  This is not the season where when this series is over you got to play for another 20 days.  It’s real simple, this is the end of the season for these starters too so there probably not as strong, so they go as hard as they can and as long as they can.  And we have plenty of bullpen help.”

Ron Roenicke on making sure Brewers take series back to Milwaukee: “It’s real important for us to go back home.  I still think we can play good ball on the road, but it’s important to go back home for sure.”

Ron Roenicke on Yadier Molina: “(Yadier) Molina is really putting together some at-bats that are incredible.  He fouls off the tough pitches.  He’s a tough guy to get out.  Even when you make good pitches, it’s not like he puts them in play and makes an easy out for you.  He fouls it off.  He stays alive.  We know there’s not a lot of room to go to to be able to get him out.  The Molina brothers seem to be the same.”

Ron Roenicke on Cardinals offense: “That offense is really difficult to hold down.  You saw that even though you make a good pitch, they still hit a home run.  There’s so many ways that they can score and keep the pressure on you that it doesn’t allow you to relax because their lineups so deep.”

Randy Wolf on Matt Holliday’s home run: “I at first thought it was a foul ball and then when I saw the ball staying fair I thought it was going to be a fly out.  You know he’s (Holliday) one of those guys that has brut strength.  He’s just a big, strong guy.  It’s like trying to pitch to (Chicago Bears linebacker) Brian Urlacher.  He’s a beast.”

Ryan Braun on Brewers timely hitting: “I think the key to success against a team that is playing as well as these guys (Cardinals) are is taking advantage of the opportunities with runners on base.  We were able to do that tonight.  I think they (Cardinals) deserve a ton of credit in the last couple of games for making big pitches in big situations.  Their (Cardinals) bullpen has been phenomenal all series. 

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