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Another Brewer down: Alex Gonzalez set for MRI on knee

May 5, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

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Here’s a streak that might hold up all year: Alex Gonzalez left Saturday’s game with a right knee injury, making it the fourth straight game in which a Brewers starter has gotten hurt.

Tuesday: Mat Gamel (torn ACL – out for the season)
Wednesday:  Ryan Braun (Achilles’ tendon – returned Saturday)
Friday: Carlos Gomez (hamstring – expected to go on DL)
Saturday: Gonzalez (knee)

Gonzalez was injured on a successful steal of second base in the second inning and was replaced by Cesar Izturis. He’ll undergo an MRI on the knee and could land on the DL with Gomez on Sunday.

Shortstop has been a big problem in the Milwaukee organization since J.J. Hardy was traded. Izturis can still pick it pretty well, but he hasn’t had an extra-base hit since 2010 (truly, he hasn’t). Behind him is the defensively challenged Brooks Conrad, so the Brewers almost certainly will need to make a move for a shortstop if Gonzalez is going to miss more than a couple of days. Calling up Edwin Maysonet from Triple-A is the likely choice.

  1. randygnyc - May 5, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Such terrible sliding all year. Gio Gonzalez is luck he didn’t really hurt himself today, sliding into 3rd base (yes, I know he’s an ex AL pitcher).

  2. brewcrewfan54 - May 5, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    This Brewer team sucks. There’s no reason why this lineup should be having as much trouble scoring runs as they are. I’m tired of seeing Weeks swing and miss then go out and kick balls around the infield. I don’t know why Tim Dillard is still on the team. I don’t know why Greinke, Gallardo and Wolf have all mostly been average at best. Its early and I’m usually a pretty optimistic fan but this team is showing very few signs of being able to compete this year.

  3. muskyhunter2542 - May 5, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    crewfan… I could not have said it different. this team is so frustrating. No different then 2009. I’m pissed about it

    • brewcrewfan54 - May 5, 2012 at 7:52 PM

      Thank You! A very frustrating month so far!

      • muskyhunter2542 - May 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM

        And now even more….

  4. sdemp - May 5, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Remember boys, its just one month. . . With that said, the injurys are mounting.

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