The Milwaukee Brewers entered Saturday five games back in the wild card race and six games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central. If the Brewers are to return to the postseason -- and the odds were already stacked against them -- they'll have to make a run sooner than later, and they might have to do so without rookie second baseman Keston Hiura.
On Saturday, Hiura was placed on the injured list due to a strained hamstring that will see him miss at least the next 10 days:
Hiura has been one of Milwaukee's most productive players despite appearing in just 70 games. He's hit .301/.369/.571 with 16 home runs and nine stolen bases in 295 trips to the plate, resulting in a 138 OPS+ that ranks second on the club (behind Christian Yelich). Additionally. Hiura has accumulated the sixth most Wins Above Replacement on Milwaukee's roster, per Baseball-Reference.com.