Brewers being cautious with Lucroy’s hamstring

Add catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Brewers’ list of walking wounded.

Lucroy is batting a minor strain to his right hamstring, concerning enough to manager Ron Roenicke and the team’s medical staff that Lucroy was held out of the opener of the team’s weekend showdown with the National League West-leading Dodgers at Miller Park.

“We were going to give him a day somewhere,” Roenicke said. “He’s got a little bit of a hamstring issue. It’s there. I’m being cautious with it. I don’t want him to miss time.”

It’s that time of year. Shortstop Jean Segura and second baseman Scooter Gennett are still fighting nagging quadriceps strained (Gennett started Friday) and left fielder Khris Davis has a sore throwing elbow. Those are merely the bumps and bruises that have prevented players from starting games in recent days.

Lucroy, an All-Star Game starter, has been one of Milwaukee’s steadiest hitters this season. He entered Friday among the National League leaders in doubles (second, 38), extra-base hits (fifth, 51), batting average (seventh, .307), OPS (eighth, .867) and on-base percentage (10th, .374). Lucroy is on a pace to challenge Lyle Overbay’s franchise record 53 doubles in 2004, and to be the Brewers’ first regular catcher to bat better than .300 since Ted Simmons hit .308 in 1983.

 

Rk            Player   BA Year  AB   H HR RBI
1        Ted Simmons .308 1983 600 185 13 108
2    Jonathan Lucroy .307 2014 410 126 12  53
3       B.J. Surhoff .289 1991 505 146  5  68
4    Jonathan Lucroy .280 2013 521 146 18  82
5       B.J. Surhoff .276 1990 474 131  6  59

Chart data provided by Baseball-Reference.com.

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