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WSH@MIL: Rogers fans seven in solid season debut

It's been quite the week for Mark Rogers. It could get even better with a win Wednesday against the Rockies when he takes the mound just two days after his wife, Kerrie, gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Ellyette Bay.

Rogers left the Brewers on Sunday to travel home to Arizona and he rejoined his teammates Tuesday evening. He will be taken off of the paternity list on Wednesday before his start as he seeks his first win.

The birth came only days after he took a no-hitter into the fifth inning on Friday against the Astros. He ended up allowing three hits in seven innings while striking out eight and giving up just one earned run.

As for Wednesday's start after such a whirlwind week for Rogers with his family, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke isn't concerned.

"I'm comfortable he can handle it," Roenicke said.

Drew Pomeranz was scheduled to start on Wednesday for the Rockies, but he was pushed back in the rotation due to soreness in his chest. He will now start Sunday for Colorado.

Manager Jim Tracy said after Tuesday's game that righty Guillermo Moscoso would be called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start Wednesday's game. Moscoso is 0-1 with an 8.23 ERA in 10 big league appearances, including two starts. He has been up and down all season with the Rockies and Colorado Springs, and he is 8-5 with a 6.25 ERA in 16 starts in Triple-A.

As for Pomeranz, the Rockies are trying to limit his innings as the young starter has dealt with on-and-off soreness.

"As a young kid that's learning all the nuances of pitching at the Major League level and distinguishing between soreness and pain. Those are things that you go through as a young pitcher," Tracy said. "He's a young kid and we're keeping an eye on where he is innings-wise in relation to where he's been in the past."

Rockies: Tulowitzki to travel with team on road trip
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki isn't ready yet to play on the field with his teammates, but he will be joining them next week on their road trip to New York and Chicago.

Tulowitzki is recovering from left groin surgery in June and he is now participating in baseball activities. The team is giving him extra training exercises to get him back to 100 percent and ensure he doesn't re-injure himself.

The shortstop was batting .287 with eight homers and 27 RBIs through 47 games this season before the injury.

"We want to make sure that he's mentally and physically comfortable with where he's at," Tracy said. "If he continues to improve, then at some point in time we'll begin to discuss some rehab plans with him."

Brewers: Braun not worried about mini-slump
Ryan Braun enters Wednesday's game against the Rockies in a 9-for-47 rut that featured no home runs and just four RBIs. However, the reigning National League MVP said before Tuesday's game that he is not concerned with his recent slump.

"I've said it many times: It's all part of this game," Braun said. "You go through stretches where you're really good, stretches where you're not so good, and you try to keep your sanity in those bad times."

Braun went through an 8-for-39 slump with no homers in April, but he broke out of that stretch with an April 21 homer against the Rockies and hit 23 home runs in his next 67 games.

"For the most part, I've been really consistent through most of the season," Braun said. "My numbers, month to month, have been really consistent. It just lets me know that the longer I don't go good, the higher the likelihood is that I will have a good game and get locked back in."

Worth noting
• In two of Rogers' three starts this season, Brewers closer John Axford has blown a save that took away what would have been the rookie's first big league win.

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