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 expect...