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Marco Estrada, Brandon McCarthy make trips to disabled list

Pitching duo suffer setbacks following latest performances on the mound.

June 07, 2013|By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com
  • Former Glendale Community College and current Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada was put on the disabled list.
Former Glendale Community College and current Milwaukee… (Courtesy of Scott…)

The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Estrada encountered a rough start in his latest outing Monday against the visiting Oakland Athletics in which he lasted four innings. If the short outing wasn’t enough, Estrada learned Wednesday that he had been placed on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a left-hamstring injury.

Estrada allowed five runs (all earned) and nine hits in a 10-2 defeat. Estrada, a former All-Western State Conference selection, allowed two home runs during his 86-pitch effort.

Estrada struck out three and walked one before leaving the game after yielding a run-scoring double to Jed Lowrie in the fifth.

“I felt it on a pitch prior to that double,” Estrada told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I thought I’d be able to just stretch it out a little bit and hoping it would feel better. But I felt it pop and a little sharp pain in the lower part of the hammy.

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“I tried making another pitch, and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to reach out and extend that leg. I don’t feel like it’s really bad, because I’ve popped it before (in 2009 with the Washington Nationals), and I wasn’t able to stand on it. Right now, I can put pressure on it. When I try to extend my leg, try to stretch it, that’s when I feel it.”

In 12 starts, Estrada is 4-4 with a 5.32 earned-run average. He’s allowed a National League-high 14 home runs.

Through Friday, the Brewers are 23-37 and in last place in the National League’s Central Division.

Brandon McCarthy (Glendale native) starting pitcher, Arizona Diamondbacks: McCarthy can’t seem to shake the injury front. Having battled numerous arm injuries since his career began in 2005 with the Chicago White Sox and a fractured skull after being hit by a line drive last season, the right-hander signed a two-year free-agent contract with Arizona during the offseason seeking a fresh start.

McCarthy recently learned he would miss additional time after he was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 1 with right-shoulder inflammation. It marked the eighth time in McCarthy’s career that he’s been assigned to the disabled list.

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