MILWAUKEE — The Brewer's pitching curse continues as opening-day starter Jhoulys Chacín was released Monday afternoon.
RHP Jhoulys Chacín, who was designated for assignment on Saturday, has been released. pic.twitter.com/8jKm4q4IIz— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 26, 2019
Chacín began the year as the Brewers ace after a dominant performance last season finishing with a 3.50 ERA over 35 starts. However, the 2019 season has been a very different story. Despite winning his opening day match-up against the Cincinnati Reds, he was never able to find solid footing on the mound ending his 2019 Brewers season with a 3-10 record and 5.79 ERA.
This continues a years long list of Brewers pitchers hitting a sophomore slump with the club dating back to 2015. Klye Lohse, Wily Peralta, Junior Guerra, and Chase Anderson were all predicted to lead the Brewers pitching rotation but didn't perform as expected. Unfortunately, Chacín, who signed a two-year $15.5 million contract in 2017, continues that curse for the Brewers.
With the season winding down and being just two games back of a wild card spot, the Brew crew will need someone else to step up as their ace if they want to a chance to play October baseball.