MILWAUKEE For 18 consecutive games, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has put together a starting lineup that was different than the game before. But on Sunday morning, picking that starting lineup took longer than it has all season.
"It took some discussion," Roenicke said.
That's because for the first time this season the Brewers will be without both Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez in their lineup. Braun is still recovering from a nagging Achilles and hip injury that kept him out of Saturday's lineup, while Ramirez suffered a left quad strain that forced him out of Saturday's game.
Roenicke said neither injury is expected to be serious and shouldn't result in either player being on the disabled list, but he wasn't overtly confident on declaring their return coming after the team's off day on Monday.
"We'll see with the off day tomorrow," Roenicke said. "We'll see where they are Tuesday. They're both sore today. So we'll figure it out."
Without Ramirez in the lineup, the Brewers wil...