Last call

Last call

• Brewers reliever Tom Gorzelanny and wife Lindsey welcomed a second son, Connor Thomas, on Monday. Gorzelanny is currently sidelined by a shoulder injury and is not with the team on its road trip, though Roenicke hoped to know more about the left-hander's status when the team returns to Miller Park on Friday.

Asked whether he expected Gorzelanny to pitch again this season, Roenicke said, "I'm hoping he will. Any time you have a little irritation there -- hopefully that calms down enough so we can see him."

• Roenicke sees the NL Central race as too close to call, with the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds entering Tuesday within two games of each other.

"You've got three really good teams," Roenicke said. "[The Cardinals are] probably the most well-rounded team if you look at all the different things, but I don't see the next few years -- unfortunately, I see all three teams really good for a while. That's a tough thing for us. You don't have all these veterans who are going to be free agents, so they're going to lose all these guys. They're going to be good for a while."

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