With Corey Knebel in the process of walking the bases full of Padres, Craig Counsell had to get Joakim Soria warmed up in a hurry to try to save the game.
One run was already in by the time Soria was ready, and he ended up grooving a pitch to Hunter Renfroe for a back-breaking grand slam. He was done shortly after that, with the training staff coming out to check on him and eventually pulling him with a lower body injury.
After the game it sounded like there was some hope Soria would just need rest, but with the Brewers needing fresh arms heading to Atlanta, the team decided to put him on the DL with a strained quad.
Houser has made 6 appearances for the Brewers this year, allowing 5 earned runs in 11 innings while striking out 7 and walking 5. Most of that damage came in his last appearance with the team on July 12th, when he allowed 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks over 2 innings in relief of Wade Miley against the Pirates.
Soria had largely been solid for the Brewers since the trade before making a mistake pitch in a nearly impossible situation. There’s no word on if Soria will need more than the required 10 days off.
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