Chacin (6-2) allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out two across 6.1 innings as he took the loss Monday against the Pirates. Chacin certainly deserved a better fate after being lifted in a scoreless game with one out in the seventh, but Josh Hader came on in relief and ended up allowing one of his inherited runners to score, placing Chacin on the hook for the loss. Despite a tough-luck loss, he sports a solid 3.18 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with a 66:35 K:BB over 87.2 innings this season. Chacin's next start will likely come Saturday against the Cardinals.
Chacin (6-1) picked up the win in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over the Cubs, allowing four hits and three walks over six scoreless innings while striking out seven. The right-hander's now won three straight starts and held the opposition off the board in three of his last five trips to the mound, although the nine runs Chacin's coughed up in the other two starts highlight his volatility. He'll carry a 3.32 ERA into his next outing Monday in Pittsburgh.
Chacin (4-1) struck out five and earned the win with 5.2 scoreless innings Saturday, allowing three hits and a walk against the White Sox. Chacin rebounded from his previous start -- he allowed five runs against the Mets his last time out -- just missing out on a quality start Saturday. The 30-year-old has allowed more than two runs or four hits in just one of his last six starts. The right-hander rarely pitches deep into games at this point but has been a solid complement to the Brewers' stellar bullpen after a rough start to the season. Chacin is next slated to start in Philadelphia next Friday.
Chacin allowed five earned runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out three across 6.1 innings Sunday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision. The majority of the damage against Chacin came in the second inning, when the Mets recorded five singles to rack up four runs. He allowed only four baserunners and one earned run in his next 4.1 innings of work to salvage his start to some degree. While his line was ugly, the Mets were not able to take him deep, which brought his HR/9 down to 0.7 for the season. That masks his relative inability to generate strikeouts and keeps him from having many blowup outings like Sunday.
Chacin tossed five scoreless innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, allowing two hits with four walks and six strikeouts. Chacin struggled to find the strike zone at times and set a new season high in walks, but he allowed just one extra-base hit to help mitigate the damage. Unfortunately, he received no run support during his time on the mound and wasn't rewarded with a win for his efforts. Still, Chacin has pitched quite effectively of late, posting a 1.54 ERA over his last four starts, while allowing just 11 total hits over 29.1 innings. He will look to keep it rolling Sunday at home against the Mets.