SP - Milwaukee Brewers
Colin Rea turned in an impressive performance on Friday, striking out six batters over five scoreless innings against the Brewers.
Despite allowing just two hits and not issuing any walks, Rea was unfortunately handed the loss as the Cubs fell to the Brewers by a score of 4-3. This outing lowers Rea's season ERA to 4.55 and improves his strikeout rate to 7.94 K/9.
The Milwaukee Brewers have optioned pitcher Colin Rea to Triple-A Nashville.
The Brewers activated right-hander Adrian Houser from the 15-day injured list and it's Rea who is the roster casualty. The right-hander sports a 4.89 ERA across 23 appearances (21 starts) for the Brewers this season and will serve as rotation depth in the minors for the time being.
Colin Rea allowed three hits, two walks, and two earned runs in 4 2/3 innings pitched Friday.
Rea continues to struggle, as he has pitched to a 6.42 ERA over his last seven appearances. The 33-year-old has a 5.02 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in 22 games this season. Fantasy managers should leave Rea on waivers.
Colin Rea had a rough outing on Friday, allowing 8 hits and 3 walks in just 4 innings pitched, resulting in 6 earned runs and a disappointing performance for the Brewers as they fell to the Pirates by a score of 8-4.
Rea's season-long stats also reflect his struggles, with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP in 20 games played. Despite his 2 strikeouts in this outing, Rea's 7.62 K/9 and 4.87 FIP indicate room for improvement moving forward.
Rea had a solid outing against the Reds on Monday, allowing just two earned runs on five hits and one walk over six innings while striking out five.
On the season, Rea now has a 4.53 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a 2.78 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 18 games. With Brandon Woodruff returning from injury shortly and the first-place Brewers potentially adding starting pitching at the deadline, Rea's spot in the rotation is not assured moving forward.