Brewer Daily News for April 28th: Narveson rehabbing, Henderson gets vote of confidence


Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. Milwaukee Brewers’ left-handed starter Chris Narveson is on his way back from the disabled list as he’s made some improvements. Secondly this morning, John Axford has spoken up and given Jim Henderson a vote of confidence to continue on in the closer role.

Chris Narveson provides some fall back for the Brewers. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, Narveson was able to play some catch as he rehabs from his injury. Narveson injured his middle finger on his left hand earlier this month. Since the injury, Narveson has had his fingers taped to avoid further discomfort.

"“Nice and easy,” Narveson said. “The intensity will go up as we go along. Small steps.” – via"

Unfortunately for Narveson, it’ll be about two weeks until he gets any action on the pitching mound. This season, the Brewers decided the best use out of the lefty would be in long relief as the rotation had been set without him in it.

It seems that now Henderson’s biggest supporter is none other than his teammate Axford. Since taking over the closer’s role, Henderson has been dominant and the stopgap that the Brewers needed in the back of the bullpen.

"“You want to keep with what’s going well. I think that’s the biggest thing,” Axford said. “Things are going good right now, winning nine in a row.”  –via"

Axford believes that Henderson should remain the team’s closer, a decision that manager Ron Roenicke had been unsure about. Roenicke was thinking that Axford would be able to go back to closing, but with the job Henderson has done, it’s hard to justify breaking up that flow.

Today, the Brewers will take on the Dodgers for the series finale at 4:10 p.m. ET / 3:10 p.m. CT. The starters will be Kyle Lohse for Milwaukee and Clayton Kershaw for Los Angeles.