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• The Brewers took their 2012 team photo on Friday afternoon, meaning no early batting practice for Ryan Braun or anybody else.

"He wasn't very happy about it," manager Ron Roenicke joked.

Braun made a rare early BP appearance Thursday and then hit two home runs off the Phillies' Cliff Lee. Roenicke called Braun's breakthrough, "big for him, and certainly big for us, to get him back on the right track. That third spot is so important for our lineup."

• Roenicke pooh-poohed a question Friday about the Brewers' dramatic differential between their home and road records. They had lost 14 of their last 15 road games but won eight in a row at home through Thursday.

"You guys bring that up to me all the time," Roenicke said. "And, honestly, I do not think about road and home. I know you guys think I'm crazy not [to], but I do not. It was nothing to do with home and road. It has mostly to do with how we've been doing. Whatever, we play better here. But when we're playing well, we're going to win on the road."

• The Brewers' Dominican Summer League team this week completed a service project at Escuela Monte Cristi, a school near the team's complex in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. The project was initiated by a group of players who made regular visits to the school and included a variety of infrastructure improvements detailed at the MLBlog "John & Cait Plus Nine."

Players will take part in a grand opening ceremony on Monday.

• The Brewers took their 2012 team photo on Friday afternoon, meaning no early batting practice for Ryan Braun or anybody else.

"He wasn't very happy about it," manager Ron Roenicke joked.

Braun made a rare early BP appearance Thursday and then hit two home runs off the Phillies' Cliff Lee. Roenicke called Braun's breakthrough, "big for him, and certainly big for us, to get him back on the right track. That third spot is so important for our lineup."

• Roenicke pooh-poohed a question Friday about the Brewers' dramatic differential between their home and road records. They had lost 14 of their last 15 road games but won eight in a row at home through Thursday.

"You guys bring that up to me all the time," Roenicke said. "And, honestly, I do not think about road and home. I know you guys think I'm crazy not [to], but I do not. It was nothing to do with home and road. It has mostly to do with how we've been doing. Whatever, we play better here. But when we're playing well, we're going to win on the road."

• The Brewers' Dominican Summer League team this week completed a service project at Escuela Monte Cristi, a school near the team's complex in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. The project was initiated by a group of players who made regular visits to the school and included a variety of infrastructure improvements detailed at the MLBlog "John & Cait Plus Nine."

Players will take part in a grand opening ceremony on Monday.