Drake allowed two earned runs over 1.1 innings and took the loss Monday as the Brewers fell to the Twins. Drake was not helped out by a misplay in the outfield, but he also did not help himself by balking in the go-ahead run. Drake has not allowed a run in six of nine outings since the All-Star break, but he gave up a total of seven runs in the other three appearances, and now owns a 4.95 ERA in 46 games with the Brewers this season.
Drake has a 4.13 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 40 strikeouts over 32.2 innings since being acquired by the Brewers in mid-April. The 30-year-old will occasionally work high-leverage situations and has one save and five holds on the season. Drake has allowed four runs with 18 strikeouts over his last 15.1 innings of work, but his role in Milwaukee's bullpen is unlikely to change dramatically going forward.
Drake pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to collect his first save of the season during Thursday's win over St. Louis. Closer Corey Knebel had pitched in each of the past two games, so Drake was only spelling Knebel on Thursday. Drake sports an underwhelming 5.33 ERA and 1.67 WHIP, and the 30-year-old righty doesn't project to make much of a fantasy splash going forward.
Drake has struggled in a Milwaukee uniform this season, giving up 11 runs in 18.1 innings. After never appearing in more than 14 games prior to this season, Drake has yet to make the most of what looked like was going to be his first full season in the majors. Since getting traded to the Brewers from the Orioles shortly after the season started, he has walked 11 and given up 20 hits, earning him a WHIP of 1.69. For the time being, Drake's role in the Brewers' bullpen appears to be set as a middle-inning reliever.
Drake picked up his first win with the Brewers in Monday's victory over the Cardinals. Drake has worked in middle relief since being acquired in mid April, but he pitched the ninth inning Monday after fellow reliever Jacob Barnes lost the lead, and grabbed the victory when the Brewers scored three runs in the top of the 10th frame. Drake has allowed just two earned runs over nine innings with the Brewers, but he has also let 13 runners reach base in that span, so expect his role to remain as-is.
|@ MILLER PARK||1-2||0||5.4||23.1||25||14||25|