--INF/OF Erick Almonte, on the new seven-day concussion disabled list for two weeks, said he's starting to feel better. Almonte has been cleared to resume light workouts before returning to baseball activity.
--RHP Zack Greinke threw first-pitch strikes to 13 of the first 18 batters he faced Monday in six strong innings (five hits, two runs, no walks, nine strikeouts) against San Diego. He emerged with his first win as a Brewer. Over the first four innings, Greinke threw 50 of 56 pitches for strikes and went to a three-ball count just once.
--Before pulling out a 4-3 victory Monday night over San Diego, the Brewers had gone 1-8 in the last nine games, all on the road, while batting .170 as a club and only .075 (4-for-53) with runners in scoring position. Milwaukee wasn't much better with runners in scoring position Monday, going 2-for-10.
--2B Rickie Weeks' leadoff home run in the fifth inning Monday night off San Diego RHP Mat Latos was the Brewers' ninth consecutive home run without a man on base. Of the Brewers' 33 home runs this season, 22 have come with the bases empty.
--RHP Kameron Loe has allowed a run in three of his last four relief outings, though he has not allowed runs in 13 of his team-high 18 appearances. Loe allowed his first run at home Monday night (after 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Milwaukee). He was spared further damage when SS Yuniesky Betancourt and 2B Rickie Weeks turned a sensational double play.
BY THE NUMBERS
9 -- Consecutive home runs the Brewers have hit with nobody on base.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"It's special to catch somebody like that. If he's on like that every game, it's going to be fun. It was electric, man." -- C Jonathan Lucroy, after RHP Zack Greinke's first home start Monday night against San Diego.
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