Welp, things didn’t get going as planned for the #2017BrewersAce in his Opening Day start against the Colorado Rockies. Junior Guerra actually was pitching pretty well, allowing just one hit with four strikeouts through 3.0 innings pitched, though the hit was a 2-run home run by Mark Reynolds. Unfortunately Guerra was pulled from the game in the bottom of the third after coming up lame during a bunt attempt while batting.
It was announced during the game that the diagnosis was a strained right calf, and now that the game is over we have learned it’s rather serious. Guerra came into the press room on crutches and manager Craig Counsell announced that he’ll be placed on the 10 day disabled list and likely miss an extended period of time.
Junior Guerra is on crutches. This is going to be more than a 10-day absence, Counsell says.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 3, 2017
As Counsell said, the club will learn more about the extent of Guerra’s calf strain after he is evaluated tonight. No word yet on who will be recalled to take Guerra’s place on the roster.
If only the National League had the designated hitter, right?