Adrian Houser has been called up several times this year by the Brewers, and each stay has been a short one.
That trend continues today (and likely will until September) with the team announcing they’re sending him back down to Colorado Springs after one day on the active roster and nearly 3 innings soaked up in favor of a fresh arm.
RHP Aaron Wilkerson has been recalled from Triple-A @skysox. RHP Adrian Houser was optioned there. pic.twitter.com/YFGiNGVsBE— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 11, 2018
Houser helped save the bullpen and prevent any position players from pitching in Friday night’s 10-1 loss in Atlanta by pitching the final 2.2 innings of the game. He allowed 3 hits and walked 2 batters, but didn’t allow a run, lowering his ERA on the season to 3.29.
Wilkerson is likely being brought up to cover a similar role if needed, considering the other long option in the pen, Jordan Lyles, also pitched 2+ innings last night. He’s been roughed up in the limited amount of innings he’s seen so far this year, allowing 8 runs in 4 innings of relief. He’s also made one start, which ended up being a solid outing against Atlanta in which he allowed just 2 runs over 5 innings.
Wade Miley will make the start for the Brewers tonight, and while he’s been largely solid in the rotation — he’s yet to give up more than 3 runs in a start — he’s also unlikely to go more than 5 or 6 innings, so the fresh arm may be needed.
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