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Eric Lauer to start for Milwaukee Brewers on Friday against Cincinnati Reds

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Lauer could be a mainstay for a long time in the Brewers’ rotation.

MLB: Spring Training-Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The starting pitching debut of Eric Lauer as a Milwaukee Brewer is nigh.

With Lauer on the mound for the Brewers against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park, Brewers’ fans will get a chance to see what could become one of the mainstays in the Milwaukee rotation. At just 25 years old, Lauer adds to a young staff that could solidify their rotation for a long time.

In 2019, Lauer pitched in 149.2 innings while posting a 4.45 ERA. That ERA would be much lower it he did not pitch in Coors Field. In three games at Coors Field in 2019, he posted a 19.13 ERA. Otherwise he pitched well.

As a Brewer, he won’t have to go to Coors Field as much, and certainly not this season. As a back-of-the-rotation left-handed arm who has the potential to post sub-4.00 ERAs consistently, Eric Lauer offers Milwaukee a chance to win every game. He gets it all started this Friday against the Reds.

He made his Brewers debut in the series finale against the Cubs on July 26th, striking out 6 batters in 2.2 innings.