Chacin (14-8) threw five innings and took the loss Sunday, yielding two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates. In his last three starts, Chacin has allowed six runs in 14.2 innings but owns an 0-3 record during that span. Overall, the 30-year-old had a solid outing Sunday. The only runs scored on him came from a sacrifice fly and a single in the second and fourth innings. Unfortunately, his offense couldn't get much going despite a late rally. Chacin will look to avenge his loss Saturday in a rematch with the Pirates.
Chacin (14-6) took the loss Wednesday as the Brewers fell 6-4 to the Cubs, giving up five runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk over 4.2 innings while striking out five. The 30-year-old saw his streak of quality starts rudely snapped at five by the Cubs, who jumped on Chacin for four runs in the fourth inning before sending him to the showers in the fifth. He'll still carry a 3.59 ERA into his next outing Tuesday in a road rematch with the Brewers' NL Central rivals.
Chacin (14-5) picked up the win Friday against the Nationals, allowing one run on six hits and two walks across 6.1 innings. He struck out six. Chacin loaded up the bases with no outs in the first inning, but he allowed just one run to score before escaping. The right-hander settled in from there and kept the Nationals at bay for the next 5.1 innings before exiting with a 4-1 lead. Chacin has now registered five consecutive quality outings, going 4-1 with a 2.01 ERA and 29:9 K:BB over that stretch (31.1 innings). He'll look to keep things rolling in his next start, which will come at home against the Giants.
Chacin (13-4) allowed four hits and no walks while striking out three across six scoreless innings to earn the win Sunday against the Cardinals. Chacin allowed only two runners to reach base and has now pitched 13 scoreless innings across his last two starts. Though he generated only three strikeouts, Chacin pitched efficiently, needing only 82 pitches to retire 18 batters. He has won five of his last six decisions and ranks third in the National League with 13 wins.
Chacin will take the mound during Sunday's series finale in St. Louis, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Chacin will remain on normal rest after throwing a gem against the Cubs on Tuesday. Manager Craig Counsell likely made this move in order to avoid throwing a struggling Chase Anderson against the Cardinals, as he will now pitch Monday's game versus Cincinnati.