(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ANDREW WAGNER Associated Press Through the season's first 11 games, Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke submitted 10 different lineup cards.
The baseball version of musical chairs was in large part due to attrition, especially at first base, where Roenicke saw his starter, Corey Hart, and backup, Mat Gamel, go down in spring training with knee injuries. Later, third baseman Aramis Ramirez was lost for two weeks with a sprained knee.
On top of that, slumps by some of Milwaukee's stars made putting together a lineup a struggle. Through all the uncertainty, Roenicke got his most consistent performance from an unexpected source.
Shortstop Jean Segura has been a rock for Milwaukee's offense. In just his first full major league season, the 23-year-old has hit from Day 1 and when Ramirez went down, he kept right on hitting and now is filling the No. 2 slot in Roenicke's lineup. Segura has one of the top batting averages in baseball (.356) and is among the le...