Brewers hold their breath on Hart

Brewers right fielder Corey Hart was undergoing x-rays late Saturday to determine whether his left hand injury was anything more than a bruise, the only blemish in the team’s 7-5 win over the Astros.

Hart was struck by a pitch from Houston reliever David Carpenter in the seventh inning, and exited after the Brewers’ rally fizzled. Hart has been one of the Brewers’ hottest hitters of late, extending a hitting streak to eight games with a single off of Brett Myers’ first pitch on Saturday night.

Hart had dressed and left the clubhouse before reporters arrived. The Brewers had their fingers crossed that his absence would be brief.

“It looks OK though,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “He got hit in the meaty part of the hand, the side of the hand.”

Nyjer Morgan shifted from center field to right in place of Hart, and Jerry Hairston Jr. took over in center.

“Hopefully it’s a day and he’ll be able to go,” Roenicke said. “Roger [Caplinger, Milwaukee’s head athletic trainer] didn’t think it was more than that, but you never know.”

And for fans asking about Casey McGehee, who was limping after receiving the game-ending throw on Saturday, I will look into it on Sunday. I didn’t see that replay until after I returned to the clubhouse, though, for what it’s worth, I saw McGehee walk into the dining room tonight and he appeared fine.


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