• Manager Ron Roenicke is convinced that Zack Greinke will not be distracted in his return to Kansas City on Tuesday. Greinke is slated to start the opener of the Brewers-Royals Interleague Series.
"I think as much as he puts in to preparation for that start and the team that he's facing, he's so 'business' when he goes about this that I don't think it's going to affect him that much," Roenicke said. "Sure, he's going to be amped, maybe a little bit more, but I think he liked it [in Kansas City], he was comfortable there and he knows what he needs to do in every start. I expect him to be pretty much the same guy."
• Brewers pitching prospect Tyler Thornburg was ejected Saturday for the second time in three starts for Double-A Huntsville after his involvement in a brawl with Mobile. It started when Thornburg hit Mobile batter Alfredo Marte for the second time in the game in the fifth inning. Marte charged the mound, where, according to the Mobile Press-Register, Thornburg ducked under a punch and wrestled Marte to the ground. Five players were ejected.
Thornburg was also ejected on May 30 after arguing an umpire's call from the dugout.
Thornburg won that game, but was not as fortunate on Saturday, taking his first loss of the season after allowing six runs, four earned, in 4 2/3 innings. Thornburg is 8-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 13 starts for the Sounds this season.