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Brewers shuffle pitching staff, call up Jacob Barnes, Aaron Brooks

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Giving up 21 runs in 2 games can leave a bullpen a tad thin.

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers
Trying to close the Barnes door
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With heavy bullpen usage, the Milwaukee Brewers reworked their roster ahead of today’s series finale in Cincinnati:

So that’s Jacob Barnes and Aaron Brooks added to the pen, with recently claimed pitcher Ariel Hernandez DFA’d (who knows, he might be back - with teams bringing guys up on Saturday with roster expansion he might slip through). Taylor Williams is back down to AAA for the time being, along with Freddy Peralta.

Brooks is stretched out as a starter, but will serve as a longman in the bullpen. He’s put up some impressive numbers since joining the Sky Sox rotation:

Peralta and Williams will be back soon, and this means that Junior Guerra will get another start. As of now, he’s listed as the starter on Sunday in Washington, with Zach Davies expected to make the start on Labor Day against the Cubs.