Manager Craig Counsell said Chacin is available to pitch in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Friday, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "Jhoulys (Chacin) is available in Game 1," said the manager. "He's available to pitch tomorrow, for sure." Chacin is tentatively lined up to start Game 3 of the series, though it sounds like Counsell isn't opposed to using the right-hander out of the bullpen in Game 1 and figuring out his plans for Game 3 at a later time. Chacin posted a 3.50 ERA and 1.16 WHIP across 35 starts in the regular season and fired five scoreless innings en route to a win over the Rockies in Game 2 of the NLDS.
Chacin will start Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Monday. Chacin will follow Gio Gonzalez and Wade Miley, who are lined up to start the first two games of the series before things shift to Los Angeles. The right-hander fired five scoreless innings and picked up the win in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Rockies, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out three. Chacin struggled in his lone start against the Dodgers in the regular season, serving up three homers and allowing eight earned runs across just 4.1 innings. Chacin will be pitching on nine days rest.
Chacin (1-0) gave up no runs on three hits with three walks over five innings in a win over the Rockies in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. He struck out three. While Tyler Anderson pitched well, Chacin collected the win after knocking out five shutout innings to give the Brewers a two-game lead in the series. Even though the right-hander hasn't gone six innings in a start since August, he continues to give the Brewers opportunities to win with a 3.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in that time frame.
Chacin will pitch Game 2 of the NLDS against Colorado on Friday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Chacin will take the mound on short rest after tossing 5.2 innings during Monday's NL Central tiebreaker versus the Cubs. Manager Craig Counsell said Chacin will be in line for a shorter stint than usual, which is to be expected coming off three days of rest. Across 35 starts this season, Chacin logged a 3.50 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 156 strikeouts in 192.2 innings. Counsell added that the Brewers will be going with a "bullpen game" for Game 1 on Thursday, though he declined to comment on which pitcher would serve as the opener.
Chacin went 5.2 innings in Monday's division-clinching win over the Cubs and only allowed one run on one hit and two walks while striking out three. He did not factor in the decision. Chacin pitched a gem and was lifted after having only thrown 75 pitches because the Brewers were determined to get to their bullpen early. This season was one of the best of his career. He finished with a 3.50 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 15 wins and will look to keep the momentum going in the NLDS against either the Cubs or the Rockies.