The Brewers positioned right-handers Corbin Burnes and Zack Godley on the injured listing Thursday, the crew introduced. Supervisor Craig Counsell was unable to debate why Burnes went on the IL, which suggests the hurler examined optimistic for COVID-19, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets. In the meantime, Godley landed on the 10-day IL with a proper index finger contusion. Milwaukee recalled righty Alec Bettinger and lefty Eric Lauer in corresponding strikes.
Whereas it’s unclear how a lot time Burnes will miss, the Brewers can in poor health afford to go with out him for lengthy. The flamethrowing 26-year-old broke by means of as one of many recreation’s premier starters final season and has continued to roll in 2021. Burnes has pitched to 1.53 ERA with much more spectacular fielding-independent numbers (0.50 FIP, 1.18 xFIP, 1.24 SIERA), and he has someway managed to keep away from strolling anybody over the primary 29 1/3 innings of his season. Not solely that, however Burnes has fanned a whopping 49 hitters – placing him two strikeouts away from tying Dodgers nearer Kenley Jansen’s 51:0 Okay:BB ratio for the all-time document to start a season.
The lack of Godley is way much less troubling for the Brewers, although it does additional subtract from their beginning depth. Milwaukee, which can be with out injured starter Brett Anderson, chosen Godley’s contract earlier than its recreation towards the Marlins on Wednesday. Godley threw simply three innings of three-run ball in a 6-2 loss earlier than exiting together with his harm.
Lauer, who made 54 begins between San Diego and Milwaukee from 2018-20, will slot into the Brewers’ rotation in the intervening time. Though Lauer confronted a frightening opponent, the Dodgers, on Thursday, he rose to the event with 5 shutout innings in a 2-1 victory.