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Ailing Sogard walks as PH, Franklin tossed

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ATLANTA -- After getting hit by a pitch in the right tricep in Friday's loss to the Braves, Eric Sogard was out of the lineup for Saturday's 3-1 defeat at SunTrust Park.

The Brewers' second baseman, who walked in a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning, downplayed the severity of his injury.

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ATLANTA -- After getting hit by a pitch in the right tricep in Friday's loss to the Braves, Eric Sogard was out of the lineup for Saturday's 3-1 defeat at SunTrust Park.

The Brewers' second baseman, who walked in a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning, downplayed the severity of his injury.

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"It's not bad," Sogard said before Saturday's game. "It feels a lot better than it did last night."

Video: MIL@ATL: Sogard gets hit by a pitch on his waist

Lewis Brinson took Sogard's place in the lineup to make the seventh start of his big league career. Brinson was hit in the left pinky on Friday, the same finger he dislocated in Triple-A Colorado Springs earlier in the season. He went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

Nick Franklin, who exited Friday's game with left hamstring tightness, was available to pinch-hit on Saturday but was ejected by second-base umpire Jerry Meals while barking from the dugout in the top of the first.

Video: MIL@ATL: Franklin gets tossed for arguing in the 1st

"You can't get ejected there," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "It doesn't make any sense to get ejected there. It shouldn't have happened, especially a position player that's not in the game. It puts you behind the eight ball. If we tie the game, there's problems there."

Aimee Sachs is a contributor to MLB.com based in Atlanta.

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