MILWAUKEE Marco Estrada had been waiting for this moment, the point at which everything seemed to come together for him on the mound, the moment he could officially call himself a major league starter.
He had been a fill-in guy on plenty of occasions before, but ever since becoming a pitcher and getting his shot in the major leagues, Estrada wanted to be a regular starter.
And on May 23 against the Giants, he had gotten that feeling, albeit briefly. He had just thrown one of the best innings of his career a 10-pitch, 1-2-3 frame that included two strikeouts. The work he had put in with pitching coach Rick Kranitz had started to show."I was feeling really good," Estrada said. "Kranny and I had worked on a lot of things before that outing and it all finally came together. I felt great out there. Next thing you know, I hit the ball and end up getting hurt."
It was as random and unexpected as any of the Brewers injuries this season if not more so. After expecting Giants third bas...