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• The Brewers hope to have first baseman Corey Hart back in the starting lineup by Tuesday, when the team begins a big road trip to Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and Cincinnati. Hart has been sidelined since Sunday with a left foot injury, but has steadily been increasing his activity and could be available to pinch-hit on Sunday afternoon.

"If everything went perfect, hopefully Tuesday," is the target to start, manager Ron Roenicke said.

• With Hart out, Roenicke has been choosing a first baseman based on matchups, and that duty fell Saturday to Taylor Green. He is a defensive step down from the other option, Travis Ishikawa, but Roenicke preferred Green's bat against Mets starter Jenrry Mejia.

• Even though Tyler Thornburg's one-inning relief appearance Friday was his first chance to pitch since Sept. 2, Roenicke has not ruled out another start for Thornburg before the end of the season. The Brewers' original aim was to slot Thornburg into the rotation by now, but that plan changed when the team charged into postseason contention.

Thornburg's last start was Sept. 2, for Triple-A Nashville against Memphis.

"He's not going to go as deep as he would have if we got him in right away," Roenicke said. "But that's OK. I think we all like where we are right now, and we'll see what happens here these two days, and then we'll go on the road."

• The Brewers hope to have first baseman Corey Hart back in the starting lineup by Tuesday, when the team begins a big road trip to Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. and Cincinnati. Hart has been sidelined since Sunday with a left foot injury, but has steadily been increasing his activity and could be available to pinch-hit on Sunday afternoon.

"If everything went perfect, hopefully Tuesday," is the target to start, manager Ron Roenicke said.

• With Hart out, Roenicke has been choosing a first baseman based on matchups, and that duty fell Saturday to Taylor Green. He is a defensive step down from the other option, Travis Ishikawa, but Roenicke preferred Green's bat against Mets starter Jenrry Mejia.

• Even though Tyler Thornburg's one-inning relief appearance Friday was his first chance to pitch since Sept. 2, Roenicke has not ruled out another start for Thornburg before the end of the season. The Brewers' original aim was to slot Thornburg into the rotation by now, but that plan changed when the team charged into postseason contention.

Thornburg's last start was Sept. 2, for Triple-A Nashville against Memphis.

"He's not going to go as deep as he would have if we got him in right away," Roenicke said. "But that's OK. I think we all like where we are right now, and we'll see what happens here these two days, and then we'll go on the road."