Aramis Ramirez leaves game after being hit by pitch on elbow


The Brewers are running out of healthy players.

UPDATE: On the Brewers television broadcast, viewers were informed that Ramirez had x-rays that came back negative. He is listed as day-to-day with a contusion on his elbow.

Good news, everyone! Aramis Ramirez was able to drive in the tying run for the Brewers in the top of the seventh inning!

Now the bad news: He did so by getting hit by a pitch on the elbow and subsequently left the game due to the injury. Here's the play in question:


Ramirez coming out of the game leaves the Brewers with, like, no healthy players remaining. Martin Maldonado and Rickie Weeks are now the only two healthy bench players on the roster. Jean Segura remains out after being clunked in the head by Ryan Braun's bat. Braun himself is out with a strained oblique.

If Ramirez is forced to miss any time at all and Segura and Braun remain out at the same time, here is your Brewers' lineup:

C: Jonathan Lucroy
1B: Lyle Overbay
2B: Scooter Gennett
3B: Mark Reynolds
SS: Jeff Bianchi
LF: Khris Davis
CF: Carlos Gomez
RF: Elian Herrera

Which, oh god. Oh please sweet lord no. And then, keep in mind that Carlos Gomez is appealing a three-game suspension. Worst case scenario is he's out at the same time. If that happens, the Brewers will actually be forced to call up someone (likely Caleb Gindl) or play someone wildly out of position. To call someone up, I would assume the most likely way to create a roster spot would be to place Braun on the disabled list. The team doesn't seem to think he needs it, but it's either that or demote a bullpen player.

So, yeah, hopefully Ramirez will end up being OK. The biggest problem the Brewers had coming into the season was clearly their depth. That's being tested now, and unfortunately that test is coming from the Cardinals.

Ramirez, by the way, was hit by two pitches in Monday's game. Carlos Gomez was also plunked.

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