Kyle Lohse P MIL 6 months ago

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse has been permanently moved to the bullpen, according to Lohse owns the second-worst ERA -- 6.31 -- among qualified starters this season, and as a result, he has lost his rotation slot to rookie Tyler Cravy. A 15-year veteran, the 36-year-old Lohse may be approaching the end of a career in which he has compiled a 147-141 record, 4.33 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 440 games (416 starts) with the Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Brewers. He has given up more hits (152) and earned runs (87) than any pitcher in baseball this season, and has not allowed fewer than four runs in any of his last seven outings. Lohse will most likely be used in low-leverage, long-relief work out of the Milwaukee bullpen for the duration of this season.

Kyle Lohse P MIL 7 months ago

Lohse took the loss Monday, allowing four runs in five innings against the Braves.

The veteran has been hit especially hard the last two games, allowing 20 hits over 11.1 innings. Lohse has had one of his worst seasons this year, posting a 6.29 ERA. His final first-half start comes this weekend against the Dodgers.

Kyle Lohse P MIL 7 months ago

Lohse (5-9) picked up the win Wednesday in Philadelphia despite giving up four runs on nine hits and two walks in 6.1 innings. He struck out four.

That's consecutive outings now in which Lohse has given up four runs, but ridden a wave of offense to a victory. Unfortunately, his quality outings have been few and far between, and the Brewers can't always be counted on for nine- and 10-run offensive outbursts. It's hard even to stream Lohse at this point, but he does draw a Freddie Freeman-less Atlanta offense next week.

Kyle Lohse P MIL 8 months ago

Lohse allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two in a win over the Twins on Friday.

Brian Dozier homered off Lohse to open the game, and the right-hander later served up a two-run shot to Trevor Plouffe, but the Brewers' offense powered Lohse to his first win since May 15. Lohse has now given up at least one home run in seven consecutive outings and 19 long balls this season (second-most in MLB). His 6.28 ERA is the worst among qualifiers.

Kyle Lohse P MIL 8 months ago

Lohse turned in a quality start Saturday in Coors Field but still lost his ninth game of the season, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk over six innings, striking out five.

The big blow was a two-run home run by Charlie Blackmon, the 17th blast Lohse has allowed in just 85.2 innings this season. Until he finds a way to keep more balls in the park, he'll have a hard time chipping away at his ghastly 6.30 ERA. His next start will come on Friday, at home to the Twins.

Kyle Lohse P MIL 8 months ago

Lohse fell to 3-8 with a loss Monday against the Royals as he threw five innings and allowed five runs on five hits.

Lohse had nothing once again on Monday, as he continues to trot out there and attempt to show he has any trade value whatsoever for the Brewers. Alas, Lohse was tattooed again on Monday and gave up his 16th home run of the season. That total leads the league, but at least Lohse is tied with three other pitchers for the dubious mark (James Shields; Jered Weaver; Kyle Kendrick). His ERA sits at 6.44.

Kyle Lohse P MIL 8 months ago

Lohse (3-7) gave up 10 hits over 6.1 innings Wednesday in Pittsburgh, but limited the damage to just two runs. He struck out two and walked one in the 2-0 loss.

The Brewers couldn't muster enough offense to support Lohse in a rare effective 2015 outing for the embattled veteran, who still sports an ERA nearly two full runs above his career average. Of course, at 36 years old, the sun is setting on Lohse at this point. He'll look for a better outcome Monday against the Royals.

Kyle Lohse P MIL 8 months ago

Lohse gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings and did not factor in the decision Friday night against the Twins.

He cruised along until the fifth inning, when the Twins erased a 5-0 deficit in one frame. Lohse has been prone to very hard contact throughout the season when he's missed his spots, which has driven his ERA to 6.59 (14 homers in 68.1 innings) despite a 55:15 K:BB through 12 starts. Lohse will make his next scheduled start Wednesday in Pittsburgh against Charlie Morton and the Pirates.

Kyle Lohse P MIL 8 months ago

Lohse got hammered Saturday, serving up two home runs to Paul Goldschmidt en route to seven earned runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings. He struck out two.

He's now coughed up 12 runs in 8.2 innings over his last two starts, sending his ERA soaring to 6.50. The Brewers don't have many other options for their rotation though, so Lohse's spot should be relatively safe for now. He'll try to turn things around in his next outing, on Friday in Minnesota.

Kyle Lohse P MIL 9 months ago

Lohse gave up five runs on six hits in Monday's loss to the Giants.

Lohse pitched 5.1 innings on Monday, walking three and striking out seven. He pitched well through the first five innings, but got banged up in the sixth which led to his fifth loss of the season. Lohse is now 3-5 with a 5.80 ERA.