Upper quad discomfort prevented
Martinez felt a twinge after singling in the eighth inning of the Tuesday loss to the Diamondbacks. He should be considered day-to-day at this point. His torrid stretch has been interrupted by a 3-for-20 slide. Martinez has scored just one run in the last seven games and driven in none in the last four.
Lohse (11-4) was locked in all afternoon. He didn't allow his first hit until a two-out single to Billy Hamilton in the third inning.
He did run into some trouble in the fifth inning, as he put two runners on base and allowed his only run of the game on a Hamilton sac fly. But he allowed just one more hit and a walk the rest of the afternoon before being lifted with two outs in the seventh inning.
Lohse has allowed just one earned run in three of his last five starts. He will be back on the mound Monday at Tampa Bay. Lohse is 7-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 12 road starts.
John Farrell is claiming that
"He's playing at 100 percent as far as I know," Farrell said. "I see him every day; every player has got maintenance work that they do in the training room, which he goes through. Is his style of play more taxing physically? It might be. But I know that seeing him when he gets to the ballpark ... the early work that he goes through ... has tapered off as we get deeper into the season."
Pedroia has not only slumped off, but has seemingly lost his power. His home run totals have slipped from 21 to 15 to nine to four over the last four seasons. His stat line of .269/.338/.364 is by far his worst since his rookie season of 2006.
Leake (7-9) was locked in a scoreless battle with Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse until Cincinnati went up 1-0 in the top of the fifth. Unfortunately, Leake couldn't hold the lead, as Milwaukee took a 2-1 advantage on an RBI triple from Carlos Gomez and an RBI single from Ryan Braun in the bottom of the fifth.
The Brewers added on two more runs after Mark Reynolds connected for a two-run homer off Leake in the sixth inning. It was the 15th home run Leake has allowed in 21 starts this season.
The right-handed hurler is expected to make his next start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Leake is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in one start against Arizona this season.
Krauss had been demoted two months ago after compiling a poor .173/.272/.309 stat line in limited duty with Houston.
Krauss will take the roster spot of George Springer, who was placed on the disabled list. Krauss hit .173 over 110 at-bats with the club earlier in the season.
Tepesch tossed a third of an inning Tuesday, but manager Ron Washington expects him to be able to start Friday. Tepesch threw 12 pitches during the outing Tuesday.
Yoon, who is in his first year in American professional baseball, had already been on the DL with a right shoulder issue. He made one start, allowing two hits in 3 1/3 shutout innings Saturday night, before going back on the DL.
The Korean import has otherwise struggled on the mound with a 3-7 record, 5.51 ERA and 97 hits allowed in 78 1/3 innings.
Hosmer received three plate appearances during the game before being pulled in the eighth inning. He's been dealing with a hand issue all week. Hosmer took a pitch off the hand Sunday against Jon Lester, and hadn't been in the lineup until Wednesday. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined with the injury.
Tejada immediately fell to the ground after getting struck in the front of the helmet. He stayed on the ground for a few minutes while being evaluated by trainers before walking off the field under his own power.