Segura, Gomez Leave Game Early for Brewers


Jun 28, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) hits a 3-run home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez both left today’s game with the Colorado Rockies in the span of three outs.

Segura left in the bottom of the sixth with leg cramps. He grounded back to the mound and reached on a fielder’s choice. Elian Herrera replaced him on the bases and stayed in the game to play short.

Gomez left in the top of the seventh when he collided with Ryan Braun on a weak fly ball. It looked like Gomez hit his head. He hit his head yesterday as well attempting to steal a base.

Braun took over in center for Gomez and Mark Reynolds entered the game in right field.

Herrera is the only extra outfielder on the Brewers active roster, he’s also the only back-up at shortstop for Milwaukee. If either play is going to see any time on the bench, or worse still, the disabled list, the Brewers are going to have to jettison a relief pitcher in favor of a position player.

Update: Officially, Gomez left the game with a neck strain and is day-to-day.  Segura isn’t expected to miss any time with his leg cramps.