With Loe's pitch count getting high in the ninth inning Sunday, the Brewers were a batter away from bringing in a position player to close out the ballgame. Roenicke said center fielder Carlos Gomez and infielder Edwin Maysonet were his first two options.
"I would have Gomey do it for sure, except I really think that he would be trying to throw 100 [mph] and looking up at the clock," Roenicke said. "If it wasn't for that, I would bring him in."
Gomez batted in the No. 5 hole Monday. Gomez entered the game with 12 plate appearances in that slot over 24 games, but it was his first career start batting fifth.
Pitcher Shaun Marcum threw a bullpen session Sunday, four days after he tweaked a muscle along his rib cage before a game against the Astros. All went well, according to Marcum and Roenicke, and the right-hander said he'll have no problem making his scheduled start Tuesday against the Giants.