Jorge Lopez’s most recent stint in the major leagues only lasted one day. Prior to the series opener against the Marlins tonight, the Brewers chose to make a series of roster moves, sending Jorge Lopez down and bringing Rob Scahill up.
The revolving door of the bullpen continues to spin. Jorge Lopez pitched two innings last night, allowing a run on four hits and a walk to finish yesterday’s win against the Reds. Meanwhile, Rob Scahill is getting another chance following his lackluster first appearance. Since returning to Triple-A, he’s pitched 3.2 innings and allowed just one run on three hits with four strikeouts. In his first stint with the team, he recorded a 3.57 ERA, but troubling marks of 6.08 FIP, 2.55 K/9, and 4.58 BB/9.
The other move that came along with this is a bit of a surprise, as Tyler Cravy was outrighted to Colorado Springs. Though Cravy’s numbers in Triple-A have been rough this season (5.06 ERA, 5.80 FIP, 7.09 K/9, 4.73 BB/9), the Brewers had an open roster spot and did not need to outright him. Reading between the lines a little, it means that the Brewers wanted to save the open 40-man spot for now. This most likely means that the Brewers starter to replace Chase Anderson is currently not on the 40-man roster, and will have to be added prior to Monday. It also could mean of an addition coming to the team at some point. We will have to wait and see what the Brewers do with that open spot.
Statistics courtesy of FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference.