TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Chase Anderson #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers looks on before a Spring Training Game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Goodyear Ballpark on February 24, 2018 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
One of the National League's best starting pitchers in 2017 will take the mound for the 2018 opener for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The team announced Monday that Chase Anderson will start Opening Day in San Diego on Thursday March 29.
In 2017, Anderson went 12-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 25 starts and 141.1 innings pitched before suffering an oblique injury.
The injury was one of the reasons why the Brewers barely missed the 2017 playoffs, falling one game behind Colorado in the chase for the last wild card spot.
Only once in the final four months of the 2017 campaign (15 starts in that stretch of time) did he give up more than three runs in any game.