Right-hander Shaun Marcum, on the disabled list with elbow tightness, had a much more encouraging throwing session on Tuesday, but he will not be ready to pitch by Saturday or Sunday, as manager Ron Roenicke had hoped. That means rookie right-hander Mike Fiers will make at least one more start.
Corey Hart's absence from Tuesday's lineup was just a scheduled day off, unrelated, the Brewers said, to his momentarily scary tumble into the Reds' dugout on Monday. Hart was chasing a foul pop when he flipped over the low fence that protects the Reds from line drives.
"I hit my head when I flipped, but I was able to catch myself," Hart said. "I was trying to show my athleticism."
Hart said he'd been discussing with Roenicke a day off for the past week or so.
Second baseman Rickie Weeks was also out as the Brewers stacked the lineup with left-handed batters against Reds righty Bronson Arroyo. Weeks struck out six times in his previous three games, running his National League-leading strikeout count to 88, but has also been slowly boosting his batting average this month.