Guerra was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday. Guerra will come back to the majors after spending the last month with Colorado Springs, during which he made five starts and posted a 1.64 ERA in 22 innings. Although there hasn't been any word on what role Guerra will take on with the Brewers, it appears as though he will occupy a spot in the bullpen for the time being.
Guerra was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday. Guerra came out of nowhere in 2016 to lead the Brewers' staff with a 2.81 ERA, but the veteran pitcher hasn't been able to find that same success this season. He'll head to the minor leagues for some fine-tuning. The right-hander has struggled to a 4.96 ERA and an unacceptable 14 percent walk rate over his first 13 starts this season. Guerra's replacement in the rotation has not been announced, though Brandon Woodruff seems a likely candidate.
Guerra pitched three scoreless innings before being pulled from Saturday's loss to the Cubs. He struck out four and walked four. Guerra had no command and didn't look confident in his pitch arsenal Saturday, as he threw just 31 of 61 pitches for strikes. For the year, the 32-year-old righty owns an underwhelming 4.96 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 7.3 K/9, and this short outing should be particularly concerning , as there's a legitimate chance that Guerra is bumped from the rotation sooner than later.
Guerra (1-4) allowed five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three batters through just four innings during Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. There have been a few too many disappointing outings to rely on Guerra in most fantasy setups. He sports a disastrous 5.22 ERA and 1.53 WHIP, and his 7.12 FIP doesn't suggest that there are better times ahead. Even more concerning, though, is that Guerra sports an unsustainably low .238 BABIP. He projects to face the Cubs at Miller Park in his next start.
Guerra allowed three runs on three hits and one walk across 5.2 innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday. He struck out four. Guerra cruised into the sixth inning with a one-hitter in hand, but a solo home run from Francisco Cervelli and a two-run shot from Josh Harrison chased him from the game with two outs. He seemingly could have gone deeper into the game, as he had just 76 pitches under his belt when he was removed, but it was an encouraging outing nonetheless after he'd allowed 13 runs over 11.1 innings in his previous three starts. Guerra will look to build on this effort as he carries a middling 4.77 ERA into Sunday's start against the Phillies.