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MIL@PHI: Wolf allows just two runs over six innings

Managers Ron Roenicke and Jim Tracy have been friends for quite a while through their long baseball careers.

The pair of managers, who played against each other back in the Double-A Texas League in the late 1970s, met briefly behind the batting cages before Monday's opener and discussed the issues facing each other's teams.

The Rockies have been trying to solve their pitching woes with an unorthodox rotation that features four starters with monitored pitch counts.

The Brewers have been getting top-notch starting pitching but shaky relief this season. They are currently employing a "closer by committee" approach.

The former defeated the latter in Monday's series opener as each manager is trying to finish a rough season on a positive note.

"Sometimes you try different things," said Roenicke, the Brewers skipper. "Sometimes your personnel either allows you to do something you would like to do, or it forces you to do something a little bit different."

Brewers: Rogers placed on paternity leave
Right-hander Mark Rogers was placed on the paternity list Monday as he awaits the birth of his and his wife's first child in Arizona.

Rogers is still scheduled to make his next start on Wednesday against the Rockies. Infielder Jeff Bianchi was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to take Rogers' spot on the active roster.

"I'm comfortable he can handle it," Roenicke said about Rogers. "If everything goes well, then I'm sure he'll be fine, and if not, we'll have to change what we've got planned."

Rockies: Pomeranz could miss next start
Left-hander Drew Pomeranz is dealing with soreness in his chest area on the left side, and it's uncertain if he will make his next start on Wednesday.

Pomeranz (1-7, 5.04 ERA) will be monitored by Tracy and pitching coaches Bo McLaughlin and Jim Wright to see how he feels.

The lefty, who has had his innings monitored all season, threw 119 1/3 innings in Minors and Majors last year and he's already combined for 111 1/3 innings in 2012.

Worth noting
• A CT scan has revealed that Colorado lefty Christian Friedrich has a fracture of the L-5 vertebrae, which confirms that he will miss the remainder of the season.

• Brewers veteran lefty Randy Wolf heads to the mound with a 3-8 record and a 5.46 ERA this season. Wolf allowed two runs off six hits over six innings in his last start against the Reds.

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