Not only the Brewers were thrashed by the Chicago Cubs by 8-0, they also lost their closer, Corey Knebel, due to a hamstring injury while he was pitching in the ninth inning. Things were so bad that night for the Brewers that the replaced Knebel with utility man, Hernan Pérez.
The injury hurt Knebel so bad that he had to be helped off the field by the pitching staff, as he wasn't able to stand up his feet because of the pain he was suffering. According to Adam McCalvy from MLB.com, the pitcher will undergo MRI scan this Friday.
The 2017 All-Star has been suffering from a tendinitis in his left knee, as he was treated during the Spring Training in an effort to keep him fit for the upcoming season. According to Richard Justice of MLB.com, Brewers' manager said that Knebel's injury "downplayed the severity" of it.
Closers with 30+ saves, 70+ IP & 14+ K/9 IP in a season:— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) 6 de abril de 2018
Carlos Marmol 2010 38 15.99
Aroldis Chapman 2012 38 15.32
Eric Gagne 2003 55 14.98
Billy Wagner 1999 39 14.95
Corey Knebel 2017 39 14.92
Craig Kimbrel 2011 46 14.84
The 26-year-old has only played 3 games this season, with an ERA of 10.23 over the course of 2.2 innings pitched this season.