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Shaun Marcum scratched with elbow problem

Jun 18, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

Shaun Marcum AP

Brewers right-hander Shaun Marcum won’t face his former team Tuesday as planned. He’s been scratched from his start against the Blue Jays due to an elbow problem.

“His elbow is tight, and we went to throw our bullpen the other day and it was still tight,” manager Ron Roenicke told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Todd Rosiak “So he’s not going to make his start tomorrow. (Team physician William) Raasch is going to look at him, and we’ll see where we go from there.”

The hope is that he’ll just miss the one start.

Aided by a soft schedule of late, Marcum is 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in his last four starts. He’s 5-3 with a 3.39 ERA in 13 starts on the season.

The Brewers haven’t decided how they’ll replace him Tuesday. It’s going to depend on how Randy Wolf performs tonight. If Wolf goes deep into the game, the Brewers will likely have a bullpen day tomorrow, with Manny Parra possibly getting the ball first. However, if they need to use a few relievers tonight, then they’ll probably add someone from the minors.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    I hope it is not serious. He has had surgery before.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM

      Marcum was just one of a very long list of “can’t miss” bluejay prospects, too bad they all miss. The ship is sinking

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:05 PM

        Marcum has hardly missed. He’s been pretty good otjer than his injured year.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:10 PM

        Jays fans have a lot of respect for Marcum.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    The other side of the Marcum trade hit a lead off homer against the Brewers tonight.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jun 18, 2012 at 8:59 PM

      too bad it was a solo shot, being down 6 to 1 you kinda needed some ducks on the pond.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:08 PM

        Lead off home runs by definition are solo shots.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

        Hard to hit a leadoff homer with guys on base.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:16 PM

        Hello Brewcrew fan. Poor Harry has a cognitive problem. Looking good for your team so far tonight.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 18, 2012 at 9:27 PM

        So far it does Proudly but when Randy Wolf is on the mound no lead is safe.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Joey Bats tied the game, but it was against Loe not Wolf.

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