Milwaukee Brewers: How did Chase Anderson look?

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Starting pitcher Chase Anderson
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Starting pitcher Chase Anderson /
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson made his triumphant return to the rotation on Sunday. He had to face the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field in his first start back. He looked like he never left.

Chase Anderson tossed five innings of one run baseball. He allowed two hits and three walks with four strikeouts. He threw 73 pitches with 46 going for strikes. While he didn’t work deep into the game, he flashed the stuff that fans have come to appreciate. The velocity was actually up, and the movement was effective. He also made his return in Coors Field, and kept the Rockies offense at bay for the majority of the afternoon.

What Does A Healthy Chase Anderson Mean For The Brewers?

It means the Milwaukee Brewers have a solid number two, or 1A, behind Jimmy Nelson. It means that that they don’t have to rely on Paolo Espino or Michael Blazek or any of the other call ups. They have six more weeks of baseball, and they get a front line starter to take the ball every fifth day.

It’s clear that Chase Anderson still needs a few starts before he can work into the seventh or eighth inning. However, he felt good enough to cut his rehab short in the Minor Leagues and come back to the Brewers in the middle of a pennant race.

The Brewers will need innings from all their top starters as the season inches to a close. Anderson’s return to the fold is as big as any trade they could have made, but they didn’t have to surrender any prospects to bring him back.

When Is Anderson’s Next Start?

He’s scheduled to start on August 25th in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Anderson will be opposed by right-hander Kenta Maeda at 9:10 PM central time.

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