Roenicke gives clues on Garza's, Lohse's return
Matt Garza, Kyle Lohse. Image by USA TODAY Sports
The man who manages the first-place Milwaukee Brewers says that two of his top starting pitchers are coming closer to returning from injuries.
Ron Roenicke outlined part of the paths for their returns on 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Morning News." He first talked about Matt Garza, who is hoping to return soon from a reaggravation of an oblique strain.
"We expect him to be back. He's coming along real well. He's playing catch now. The oblique feels good," said Roenicke. "We'll get him up on the mound here in a few days. I expect him back."
Garza hasn't pitched since August 3rd, when the injury happened in St. Louis. He's 7-7 with a 3.58 ERA but had only given up more than two runs in one of his last six starts.
As for Lohse's ankle injury, Roenicke said, "Kyle's doing well also. Hopefully we can slot him in. I know we need a start here after Thursday's off day, somebody needs to start that fifth day. Hopefully somewhere in there he'll be ready."
Lohse is 11-7 with a 3.49 ERA. Like Garza, Lohse has only one of his last six starts with more than two runs given up.
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