Yovani Gallardo can't seem to catch a break for the Brewers.
His run support average of 2.89 is one of the worst totals in baseball. In his past two starts, he has faced two of the hottest starters in the league in Masahiro Tanaka and Johnny Cueto.
Life doesn't get much easier on Tuesday as Gallardo starts against the Braves' Julio Teheran at Turner Field.
Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke said that regardless of the string of aces Gallardo has faced, it's impossible to predict how a given pitcher will fare on a particular night.
"There's a lot of really good pitching, so I think most of the guys that we see, they're capable of throwing a shutout or giving up only one run, so I think the matchups are, you think it's going to be a tough matchup and sometimes it's not, and sometimes you think you're going to get to a guy and he shuts you out, so it's really hard to guess what's going to happen," Roenicke said on Monday.
The problems begin with the Brewers' offense, which has been deprived of Carlos Gomez, Aramis Ramirez and Ryan Braun at times this month due to injuries. With Gallardo and his 3.07 ERA on the mound, though, it shouldn't take many runs to win.
"All through our lineup, we need to do a little better," Roenicke said. "Getting everybody back healthy is going to help with that. Just trying to figure out where guys are comfortable and see some production."
But Roenicke knows trying to break a slump against the Atlanta pitching staff -- specifically Teheran, who is 2-3 despite a 2.20 ERA -- will be difficult.
"Their pitching's been good for I don't know how many years, but it's been a long time," Roenicke said. "Any time you come here, you know it's going to be, well, hopefully, you pitch well, so it's going to be low-scoring games."
Brewers: Henderson to begin rehab assignment soon
Jim Henderson will throw what will likely be his last bullpen session on Tuesday before beginning a rehab assignment. Roenicke, however, did not say where Henderson would potentially begin his path back to the Majors.
Henderson, who is sidelined with right shoulder inflammation, played catch on Monday as part of his regular throwing program. He has not felt any pain since throwing a bullpen session on Saturday. Henderson felt a little weak, but said that was expected.
"It's one of those day-by-day things now," Henderson said. "You're anxious, but you've got to be patient with it, too."
Henderson, who has missed 15 games since he went on the disabled list on May 2, is comfortable with how his recovery process is progressing.
Braves: Kimbrel becomes youngest to 150 saves
As Craig Kimbrel sauntered through the Braves clubhouse late Monday afternoon, he said he had not yet been presented with the baseball he threw to record his 150th career save on Sunday. But at the same time, he did not seem too concerned.
"I don't look at it like it's going to be my last," Kimbrel said.
According to STATS, Kimbrel became the youngest pitcher (25 years and 355 days) to record 150 saves, and he did so in the fourth-fewest amount of save opportunities (167). The three pitchers who needed fewer opportunities were Eric Gagne (156), John Smoltz (163) and Joe Nathan (166).
Having had the unique opportunity to serve as a full-time closer throughout his rookie season, Kimbrel reached the mark in fewer career appearances (248) than any pitcher in Major League history.
"I don't worry about the numbers," Kimbrel said. "I just go out there and do my job when I need to.
• Entering Monday, the Brewers owned the best road record in the NL at 13-7. Last season, they didn't win their 13th road game until June 19, and didn't get a 14th road win until July 2.
• Teheran is 0-2 with a 2.92 ERA against the Brewers for his career, including a loss earlier this season at Miller Park.
Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.