When Carlos Gomez was kept out of the lineup on Thursday for the series finale against the Dodgers, manager Craig Counsell had said that it was just a day off for the Brewers center fielder.
Maybe that's a little more questionable now that Gomez is apparently missing a second consecutive day as he is not in the starting lineup for the team's opener against the Cubs in Miller Park.
Tonight's lineup vs. the Cubs at Miller Park. First pitch at 7:10 CT on @fswisconsin and @620wtmj. pic.twitter.com/b2Ia31PBzg— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 8, 2015
Gomez had been on the disabled list until last Saturday due to a hamstring issue and has yet to get on a hot streak this season, before or after the injury. A star player missing two days in a row isn't often due to them scuffling at the plate, however, so it seems reasonable to wonder if the hamstring is still bothering Gomez.
No word has come officially on the reasoning for Gomez being out, but Gerardo Parra will start in center field in his place. Parra has been hitting well of late, with a 1.134 OPS in his last 10 games.
The rest of the lineup remains pretty set as Martin Maldonado continues to start in place of the injured Jonathan Lucroy. Jimmy Nelson takes the mound as the Brewers hope to continue improving.