Brubaker (4-10) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out six over four innings in a loss to the Giants on Sunday. Brubaker was stung by the long ball in this one, with both runs against him coming via homers. LaMonte Wade took the 27-year-old righty deep to lead off the game and then once again in the third. Brubaker has now given up multiple home runs in four of his last five starts and has been unable to top four innings in consecutive appearances. He owns a 4.67 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 99:23 K:BB over 96.1 innings. He'll be in search of his first win since May 29 in a road matchup against Philadelphia next weekend.
Brubaker allowed four runs on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 3.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Mets on Sunday. Brubaker was spotted a six-run lead after the first inning, but he gave a large chunk of it back and wouldn't have qualified for the win even if the Pirates did hold on due to the short start. The right-hander has allowed at least four runs in each of his three July starts. For the year, he's posted a 4.68 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 93:22 K:BB through 92.1 innings. He's projected for a tough start in San Francisco next weekend.
Brubaker (4-9) took the loss Friday versus the Mets. He allowed six runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in five-plus innings. Brubaker had pitched well through five innings, but he got into trouble in the sixth. An RBI single from Dominic Smith and a three-run home run by Pete Alonso were enough to hand the right-hander his fourth loss in his last four starts. During the skid, Brubaker's allowed 16 runs in 23.2 innings, including eight homers. He's posted a 4.47 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 88:19 K:BB across 88.2 inning overall.
Brubaker will start Friday against the Mets after his start Thursday was postponed due to rain, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. The postponement will turn out to have little effect on Brubaker, as he'll draw the same matchup in a nine-inning game one day after he was originally slated to take the mound. Brubaker has maintained a 4.09 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with a 81:18 K:BB across 83.2 frames on the season.
Brubaker (4-8) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Brewers after allowing five runs on six hits (including three home runs) and a walk while fanning six across six innings. Brubaker has been struggling in recent weeks and the long ball has been an issue for the right-hander -- this was the second time he allowed three homers in a start. He has given up six long balls over his last three appearances. Plus, he's gone winless in his last five starts and has posted a 0-4 record with a 4.76 ERA during that five-game span. His next chance comes next week against the Mets on the road.
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