Segura OK after being hit in face by pitch

Brewers shortstop able to stay in game following scare vs. Rockies

Segura OK after being hit in face by pitch

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers shortstop Jean Segura thought he had a broken nose. Instead, he suffered only a scare during Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rockies at Miller Park.

A pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles glanced off Segura's helmet and struck his nose during the Brewers' run-scoring rally in the fifth inning. Segura dropped to the dirt next to home plate while Rockies catcher Nick Hundley signaled furiously for help from the home dugout. A few moments later, Segura popped up, shaken but unhurt.

"I asked the trainer if I was bleeding or something, because I thought my nose was broken," Segura said. "He said, 'No, you're not bleeding.' Thank God it's nothing serious and I can keep helping my team."

Manager Ron Roenicke, who was on the scene along with head athletic trainer Dan Wright, breathed a sigh of relief.

"When he's down and not moving, too, you're not sure," Roenicke said. "It's huge to not lose him, but he stayed in the ballgame, which is really good. [Segura] is a big part. He's playing nice defense, and I think he's going to hit."

Segura eventually scored the second of the Brewers' runs. He finished the night 1-for-2 and is 2-for-5 in the first two games of the season.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.