Last call

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke would not say before Thursday's game whether second baseman Scooter Gennett was available off the bench, but did say Gennett had experienced improvement with his strained right quadriceps.

"He was quite a bit better today," Roenicke said. "He was in the cages and it was good. So we're hopeful he comes along quickly."

Shortstop Jean Segura completed his first full week back in baseball action Thursday. He had missed two games before the All-Star break after the sudden death of his infant son in the Dominican Republic.

"I think he's doing really well," Roenicke said. "I really haven't seen too many down times from him. Now, I'm not in the locker room all the time when they're sitting in front of their locker or hanging out, but what I see from him has been really good. He's laughing sometimes; he's got a smile on his face and he's got energy. At least what I see, he's doing a real nice job of trying to separate that part of it from what he needs to do out here [on the field]."

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