LOS ANGELES -- Brewers reliever Kameron Loe entered Tuesday tied for the National League lead in appearances, and that is exactly the way he likes it."I wish pitching was like hitting," Loe said. "They can go and take 500 hacks a day, and if we throw 40 pitches, you are going to be hanging. It is a balancing act." Loe, who has pitched in 23 games this season, hasn't allowed a hit in his last three appearances, thanks in part to a dominant sinker and slider. Enjoying pitching as much as he has this season, Loe understands it is all a balancing act. "I have been feeling really good," Loe said. "It is all about having good direction to the plate. It has been feeling smooth and I have been pounding the zone." On the year, Loe has tossed 19 1/3 innings for eight holds, while striking out 16 and walking nine. While the righty has an ERA of 5.12, much of that can be attributed to his worst appearance of the season, in which he gave up four runs on three hits in one-third of an inning May 11 against the Padres. "I like being in there this much," Loe said. "I had one outing where I probably shouldn't have been out there, but other than that outing, I love being out there. I want them to throw me out there. I haven't been sore and I bounce back pretty quick. I like it."
Crew puts Stetter on DL, recalls catcher Rivera
LOS ANGELES -- The Brewers placed left-handed reliever Mitch Stetter on the 15-day disabled list with left hip irritation on Tuesday and called up catcher Mike Rivera from Triple-A Nashville.Milwaukee also designated righty reliever Sean Green for assignment. The moves give the Brewers a seven-man bullpen with no lefties. But manager Ron Roenicke isn't concerned. "I think we are covered OK in the bullpen and we have enough length to go to a seven-man staff, which is what I'd rather be at anyway," Roenicke said. "It doesn't bother me that much. Guys in bullpen can face lefties." Roenicke especially likes the fact that Rivera gives the team a right-handed bat off the bench. "It gives us the right-handed bat that we have been missing," Roenicke said. "I just hate to get into a game when the other team has a lefty on the mound late in the game and we have to pinch-hit with a lefty. I feel better with that right-hander there." In 18 games with Nashville this season, Rivera hit .250 with three home runs and 10 RBIs. He delivered a game-winning, two-run homer as a pinch-hitter on April 21 at New Orleans.
Hart moves up, Gomez down in Crew lineup
LOS ANGELES -- Mixing up Tuesday's lineup against the Dodgers, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke moved Corey Hart up to the two-hole and Carlos Gomez down to the eight-hole."I think Hart is swinging a lot better, but the move is more about how Carlos is swinging," Roenicke said. "When I see him anxious and more aggressive like last night, in the second spot, that doesn't match up real well with those types of at-bats." Gomez, who has struck out seven times in the last three games, has also struggled getting on base this season, coming into Tuesday's game with a .295 on-base percentage. Meanwhile, Hart has continued to find success at the plate, going 8-for-25 during his current seven-game hitting streak. "Maybe he relaxes a little in the eight spot, and starts hitting, and then we may move him back up," Roenicke said about Gomez. In 41 games this season, Gomez has been in the second spot 30 times, while Hart has been penciled in there just one time. Roenicke also moved Jonathan Lucroy up to the seven-hole from the eight-hole as he continues to swing a hot bat. On a seven-game hitting streak as well, Lucroy is 11-for-25 during that span with two home runs and nine RBIs.
Quinn Roberts is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.