MILWAUKEE With a bevy of injuries and offensive struggles plaguing the Brewers through the first two months of the season, it's often seemed like the team has taken one step forward, only to take two steps back.
And on Wednesday, that pattern continued, as pitcher Marco Estrada opened the first inning with two strikeouts, sweeping through the first three batters in the Giants order. But as Estrada came up to the plate in the bottom of the inning, hitting a two-run double down the third base line, he accelerated and "felt a pop" in his right quad. The injury was initially called a right hip flexor strain, but Estrada said after the game that he thought it was more of a quad injury.
Either way, as Estrada slowly labored off the field on Wednesday, the Brewers were forced to deal with another potentially damaging loss due to injury. Estrada will have an MRI on Wednesday night to determine the severity of the latest ailment.
After the game, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke didn't sound ...