NEW YORK — Craig Counsell broke itHe broke the franchise record for wins by managers, winning his 564th career win Wednesday night in a 10-2 victory at the Orioles. .
Counsell was the longest-tenured National League Manager, passing Phil Garner, who managed 1,180 matches for the team between 1992-1999.
Counsell was greeted by his teammates with beer and conducted his interview after the game with his hair still damp. Counsell also received a gift from Mark Attanasio, the Brewers' owner, along with video messages from Mike Budenholzer, Mike Budenholzer, and Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors coach).
Counsell stated, “It's humble, for sure.” “I told the players that I felt a lot gratitude for all they have done. It's been great to see a great era in Brewer baseball.
Counsell has a 564-508 record since replacing Ron Roenicke in May 2015. The native of Wisconsin is now the third-longest tenured manager for the majors, behind Terry Francona from Cleveland and Kevin Cash from Tampa Bay.
Milwaukee outfielder: “He's amazing!”said. “He was born here, he played there and is now the winningest manager in Brewers' history. That takes a lot of work.”
Brewers starter(4-4) allowed two runs over six innings. He struck out eight, and walked none.
He had a 6.75 ERA and allowed eight runs in eight inning in Losses to San Diego, Philadelphia and San Diego. He was in complete control, however, as the reigning NL Cy Young Award Winner was. He had five hits, including Jeff McNeil’s homer in fourth and a RBI single in sixth.
Burnes stated that he was able “to fill up the zone more.” We still had a few deep counts. Although they tried to put me in danger by throwing balls around and trying to single me out, we eventually learned to bear down and make some good swings and misses.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.