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Brewers skipping Kyle Lohse’s next start due to right ankle sprain

Aug 16, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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Kyle Lohse left his start against the Cubs on Wednesday after he aggravated a right ankle sprain and Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that the Brewers will skip his next turn in the rotation in order to give him some rest.

Lohse originally injured the ankle on August 2 against the Cardinals. He has made two starts since, but the discomfort has lingered. With scheduled off-days next Monday and Thursday, the Brewers have the luxury of giving him a break without having to add another starter. Matt Garza is also sidelined right now with a rib cage strain and just resumed playing catch yesterday. Fortunately, Mike Fiers has filled in brilliantly by allowing one run in 14 innings over his first two starts. He struck out 14 batters Thursday against the Cubs.

Lohse, 35, has posted a 3.49 ERA and 114/34 K/BB ratio over 159 2/3 innings this season. The Brewers came back to beat the Dodgers 6-3 last night and currently sit at 68-55 on the year, two games ahead of the Cardinals and 3 1/2 games ahead of the Pirates in the National League Central.

  1. happytwinsfan - Aug 16, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Very cool to see the brew crew having a good year. Stay good so we can have a Twins – Brewers Greyhound world series next year. The country needs it.

  2. tmc602014 - Aug 16, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    We need that like we need a lobotomy.

    • happytwinsfan - Aug 16, 2014 at 6:12 PM

      Maybe we need both.

  3. greengoldandbold - Aug 17, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    As a Brewers fan, I’d love it. As a TV executive, I’d be checking out really tall bridges.

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