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Brewers lose closer Corey Knebel to hamstring injury during blowout loss | CBS Sports

Corey Knebel, Milwaukee’s All-Star closer, suffered a potentially serious looking hamstring injury while getting some work in during the blowout loss. He collapsed after throwing a pitch and had to be carried off the field.

Why did the Brewers have their closer on the mound in a blowout loss? Well, Knebel needed work. He hadn’t pitched since last Friday, and going more than five days between appearances is really pushing it for a reliever. Getting your closer work in a blowout game is not ideal, but neither is bringing a rusty closer into a close game if he goes too long between appearances.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 06, 2018 at 04:34 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, corey knebel, injury, second-guessing time

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   1. The Ghost of Logan Schafer Posted: April 06, 2018 at 05:13 AM (#5649161)
Knebel , more than others, suffered from inactivity. Anything more than 2 consecutive off-days usually resulted in
the absence of his killer curveball. Sometimes he was able to muddle his way through, other times not.
   2. bunyon Posted: April 06, 2018 at 06:23 AM (#5649164)
That injury was going to happen. He threw a pitch, which he’d have to do sometime. It isn’t like not pitching in this game would have avoided some fluke. I hope it’s not as bad as it looked.
   3. puck Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:16 AM (#5649219)
Did he hurt his hamstring on a fielding play before or on that actual pitch? I know they use their legs a lot but a hamstring injury during a pitch can't be common.
   4. Zonk Ignored the Comment Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:22 AM (#5649221)
Did he hurt his hamstring on a fielding play before or on that actual pitch?


The pitch. He grabbed the hammy in obvious pain after completing his delivery and then crumpled to the ground.
   5. Spahn Insane Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:25 AM (#5649223)
The injury was definitely on the pitch, and I didn’t see any signs of injury before that would’ve foretold this.

Well, I suppose a top-shelf reliever’s allowing a home run to Jason Heyward arguably serves as evidence of an undisclosed injury...
   6. Zonk Ignored the Comment Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:29 AM (#5649226)
Well, I suppose a top-shelf reliever’s allowing a home run to Jason Heyward arguably serves as evidence of an undisclosed injury...


I hope the hamstring isn't serious, but yeah - he's gonna need pride reconstruction surgery.... wasn't a cheapie, either - Heyward jumped all over that pitch. FTR - the Heyward HR wasn't the pitch on which the injury occurred.
   7. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: April 06, 2018 at 10:52 AM (#5649234)
I think keeping pitchers, especially relievers, healthy and fresh is the part of the job that even the most knowledgeable fans would butcher heroically.
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 06, 2018 at 11:39 AM (#5649261)
I think keeping pitchers, especially relievers, healthy and fresh is the part of the job that even the most knowledgeable kinesiologists would butcher heroically.
   9. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 06, 2018 at 11:40 AM (#5649262)
I thought I read somewhere else he had some hamstring issues in ST - this article says it was his knee. I thought his ankle landed a little funny and then he grabbed his leg, so in the chatter I guessed Achilles.
   10. Zonk Ignored the Comment Posted: April 06, 2018 at 11:41 AM (#5649263)
I think keeping pitchers, especially relievers, healthy and fresh is the part of the job that even the most knowledgeable fans would butcher heroically.


Oh, no doubt.

When OOTP30 or 31 gets around to simulating an internet peanut gallery to call you a moron for your managing "acumen", I expect to be heartily pilloried... and probably for good reason. Even just playing with digital 1s and 0s, I think I manage to do exactly the opposite of what I'll happily say IRL managers ought to do.
   11. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 06, 2018 at 11:59 AM (#5649275)
I think keeping pitchers, especially relievers, healthy and fresh is the part of the job that even the most knowledgeable fans would butcher heroically.


On that note, Cubs closer Brandon Morrow has thrown 2 pitches so far this season.
   12. Zonk Ignored the Comment Posted: April 06, 2018 at 12:02 PM (#5649277)
On that note, Cubs closer Brandon Morrow has thrown 2 pitches so far this season.


One more than he should have thrown.
   13. Spahn Insane Posted: April 06, 2018 at 12:06 PM (#5649281)
On that note, Cubs closer Brandon Morrow has thrown 2 pitches so far this season.

Over/under on when he hits the DL anyway?
   14. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 06, 2018 at 12:15 PM (#5649289)
I think keeping pitchers, especially relievers, healthy and fresh is the part of the job that even the most knowledgeable butchers would fan heroically.
   15. QLE Posted: April 06, 2018 at 01:51 PM (#5649356)
I think keeping fans, especially butchers, healthy and fresh is the part of the job that even the most knowledgeable relievers would pitch heroically.
   16. Spahn Insane Posted: April 06, 2018 at 02:03 PM (#5649363)
zonk, you should name your OOTP team the Heroic Bullpen Butchers.
   17. Zonk Ignored the Comment Posted: April 06, 2018 at 02:03 PM (#5649364)
I keep heroes, especially thinking butchers, healthy and fresh by doing my job and fanning pitchers in relief knowledgeably.
   18. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 06, 2018 at 02:18 PM (#5649379)
This is gonna go on all afternoon, isn't it?
   19. Zonk Ignored the Comment Posted: April 06, 2018 at 02:23 PM (#5649383)
I think keeping posts, especially those on a theme, healthy and fresh...
   20. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: April 06, 2018 at 06:05 PM (#5649448)
I'm seeing they think he'll be out 6 weeks. I don't know if that's really good news or not, but it kinda seems like it based on how it looked.
   21. Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head Posted: April 06, 2018 at 06:28 PM (#5649452)
A HUMAN BEING IS SUFFERING AND YOU MAKE SPORT OF IT!
   22. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 06, 2018 at 09:03 PM (#5649500)
Well, Brewers have no shortage of atypical pitching injuries over the years.

   23. bobm Posted: April 08, 2018 at 12:12 PM (#5649870)
[1] 2017 splits:


                                                               
Split        G  PA  SO/W   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
0 DaysGR    26 106  3.38 .174 .283 .337  .620  .273   119    80
1 DayGR     24  98  2.87 .146 .286 .171  .456  .308    60    32
2 DaysGR     9  34  4.33 .129 .206 .226  .432  .176    52    21
3 DaysGR     7  30 10.00 .241 .267 .241  .508  .368    79    43
4 DaysGR     5  23  2.00 .368 .478 .684 1.162  .600   311   225
5 DaysGR     3  14  1.25 .200 .429 .200  .629  .400   120    71
6+ DaysGR    2      4    .000 .000 .000  .000  .000  -100  -100


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Generated 4/8/2018.

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