Brewers starter Kyle Lohse struggled again on Sunday against the Cubs, yielding four runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. The Cubs scored once each in four of his five innings. He gave up nine hits overall while walking one and striking out three in the loss.
Lohse leads the majors with 13 losses while sporting an awful 6.31 ERA with a 1.47 WHIP and an 86/30 K/BB ratio in 124 innings. As Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports, manager Craig Counsell says Lohse’s rotation spot will be discussed. Haudricourt suggests it may have been Lohse’s last start for the Brewers.
Lohse, 36, put together four solid seasons in a row between 2011-14, split between the Cardinals and Brewers. Though he’s posting similar strikeout and walk rates as in similar years, batters are making much better contact with his pitches, as he’s allowed a .311 BABIP along with 24 home runs. If Lohse is allowed to continue pitching, he will likely surpass his career-high in home runs allowed in a season at 28.