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Mark Attanasio: Poor play to blame for Brewers' 2-13 start

Despite a major-league-worst 2-13 start by the Milwaukee Brewers, neither manager Ron Roenicke nor general manager Doug Melvin is on the hot seat, owner Mark Attanasio said Wednesday.

"Right now, my examinations are focused on how to improve our performance on the field," Attanasio told reporters. "Relative to me, I'm not looking at the manager or the general manager right now.

"I know how bad we've played. But we're 14 games into the season, and Ron didn't give up two grand slams [Tuesday]. I think we have to kind of parse through it. Everybody needs to be accountable, but we have to look at what people are responsible for, and then hold them accountable for what they're responsible for."

The Brewers rank last in the majors with a 5.08 staff ERA. Milwaukee also has beset by injuries, as center fielder Carlos Gomez, catcher Jonathan Lucroy and second baseman Scooter Gennett -- all starters -- are on the disabled list.

"This was not something built on false hope," Attanasio said, referring to minor tweaks to the roster after the 2014 season. "I believe [the team will be better] if these guys play the way they can, including with the injuries.

"It's brutal. You turn on the TV every night and expect to see something different, and I know one of these nights we will."