Lauer allowed one run on three hits and struck out six across four innings in a no-decision versus Pittsburgh on Sunday.
After missing a week and a half while on the COVID-19 injured list, Lauer's return to action was fairly short. He threw 49 of 72 pitches for strikes before Brent Suter relieved him. Lauer continues to have the upper hand over the Pirates, as he's allowed just three runs in 18.1 innings in four appearances versus the Brewers' NL Central rivals. The southpaw owns a 3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 73:26 K:BB across 73.1 innings overall. He's projected to make his next start versus Washington next weekend.