Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 4/6/13
After their least productive day at the plate this season, the Brewers are hoping that Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez will be available to help them bounce back. The statuses of the two injured sluggers are unknown for Saturday night's game against the visiting Diamondbacks. After producing a combined 12 runs and 26 hits over the first three games, Milwaukee (1-3) got only six singles and Jean Segura's first major league home run in a 3-1 loss to Arizona on Friday. Paul Goldschmidt and Jason Kubel scored the go-ahead runs for the Diamondbacks (3-1) on Mike Gonzalez's wild pitch in the seventh inning. "Goldie took off. Nobody was really going for the ball," Kubel said. "So I just kept going. Nobody was going for it. It was weird. Good thing for us it worked out." Braun was scratched less than an hour before that game because of spasms on the right side of his neck, and Ramirez sprained his left knee in the fourth inning. Ramirez, who has a hit in each of the first four games, missed two weeks of spring training with a similar ailment and said this injury felt worse. "We'll know more (Saturday)," Ramirez said. "I'll get an MRI (Saturday). We'll go from there. I don't want to assume anything." Braun had at least one hit, one RBI and one run scored in each of his first three games. "I've had a sore neck from sleeping, but not like this, not to the point where I can't move my neck," he told the team's official website. "I think your depth is always challenged as a team, and we're going through one of those phases where, hopefully, other guys have a chance to step up, and need to step up." While Braun and Ramirez try to get back in the lineup, Mike Fiers will look to get off to another strong start. After being called up from the minors May 29, the right-hander was 6-4 with a 1.82 ERA in his first 12 major league starts before going 3-6 with a 6.99 ERA over his final 10 outings. Fiers learned he earned the last spot in the Brewers' rotation over Chris Narveson last Saturday. "I just wanted to have a spot on the team, no matter where I was," Fiers said. "Wherever they thought I could help the team out the best was fine, and I think I can help out the team the best in the rotation. I'm glad they gave me another chance." Fiers will oppose Patrick Corbin, who was 6-8 with a 4.54 ERA over three stints with the Diamondbacks in 2012. The left-hander beat out top prospect Tyler Skaggs and Randall Delgado for the final spot in the D-backs' rotation. Corbin will make his first start against the Brewers. During one of five relief appearances in 2012, he gave up the winning run in a 2-1 defeat at Miller Park on July 1. Fiers allowed two hits and three walks while striking out 10 in a 10-2 victory over the Diamondbacks a day earlier.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Roethlisberger: I’ll play through any injury but a brain injury

LeBron James feels ‘kind of sad’ about Kobe Bryant retiring

Singer Marc Anthony creates agency, signs Aroldis Chapman

Jimbo Fisher: I’m not leaving Florida State

76ers raise ticket prices for Kobe's final appearance

Ricky Jean Francois says Redskins can ‘win it all’


Jerry Jones: Manziel could have been Romo’s successor

Broncos DB on Brock Osweiler: ‘None of this is a surprise to us’

Jarius Wright: ‘Everybody’s embracing their role’ on Vikings

Rob Gronkowski seems to agree he's been targeted on P.I. calls

Harbaugh on kick-six: ‘Never seen anything like it in my life’

Report: Josh McCown’s season likely over

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every NCAA football national champion since 1950

Browns lose to Ravens as only the Browns know how

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Ranking top Heisman Trophy candidates

Have the New Orleans Saints given up?

This weekend in NFL stupid, ft. Rex Ryan

Missouri won’t accept a bowl bid at 5-7

Durant blasts media on behalf of Kobe

Josh McCown laments how he got job back from Manziel

Paul George: Kobe Bryant was my Michael Jordan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker