Updates from Friday, Aug. 22
Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has the latest on Lohse:
Kyle Lohse will start Monday, per Ron Roenicke.— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) August 22, 2014
Kyle Lohse tweaked his right ankle during his at-bat in the 3rd inning. He pitched the bottom of the 3rd inning but has now left the game.— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 14, 2014
The veteran went three innings, giving up four earned runs on seven hits. He stepped to the plate in the top of the third, striking out, which is when he hurt the ankle.
As MLB.com's Adam McCalvy pointed out, Lohse hasn't had any luck with ankles of late, suffering a similar ailment earlier in the month:
Lohse also rolled an ankle chasing down an errant Gerardo Parra throw on Aug. 2. Don't know whether this is the same ankle.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 14, 2014
Considering the severity of the injury appears to be minor, Brewers fans shouldn't go into panic mode. It doesn't look as if he'll be out for an extended amount of time. He may not even miss a start by the early look of it.
Milwaukee will certainly need Lohse at full strength for the stretch run as it tries to stave off the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central. Coming into Tuesday, he had the lowest ERA (3.33) among the Brewers' starting pitchers and was second on the team in wins (11).