PITTSBURGH -- So far, so good for Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez in his return from a sprained right knee.
Gomez started his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday, though Monday's off-day provided a welcome rest. He played a bit deeper than usual during the weekend series in Cincinnati, because coming in on balls caused less strain on his knee than going back on them, but he planned to position normally during the Brewers' three games against the Pirates at spacious PNC Park.
"I'm getting better," Gomez said. "The first game was a little tough, then the second game was better and the third was almost fine. Still, sometimes there's the thought of getting going, but [Sunday] was an early game, [Monday] was a day off and today I came in fresh."
Gomez has been doing strengthening exercises before games and said he expects to manage occasional discomfort for the rest of his season.
"I hope he's at the point where he feels like he can do everything now," said manager Ron Roenicke.
Gomez went 1-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Pirates and had an outfield assist as part of an 8-4 double play.