Lindblom (knee) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance at Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Lindblom will be one of three rehabbing Brewers heading to Nashville for its season opener, with position players Jace Peterson (thumb) and Derek Fisher (hamstring) also on track to make appearances in the game. Since the Brewers are viewing Lindblom as a long reliever, he may need to build up his pitch count over at least two rehab outings before he's activated from the 10-day injured list.
Lindblom (knee) threw a round of live batting practice Thursday, Sophia Minnaert of Bally Sports Wisconsin reports.
Reserve catcher Luke Maile took some swings against Lindblom, as did rehabbing outfielders Christian Yelich (back) and Lorenzo Cain (quadriceps). The fact that Lindblom is back on the mound just five days after landing on the 10-day injured list suggests that he's already making good progress in his recovery from a right knee effusion. Once the Brewers deem him ready to return from the IL, Lindblom will likely settle back into a long-relief role out of the Milwaukee bullpen.
Lindblom was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right knee effusion.
Lindblom struggled mightily as a long reliever in Friday's blowout loss to the Cubs, and his injury may have contributed to his struggles. The right-hander allowed eight runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out five in 3.2 innings Friday and will now miss time due to a knee issue. It's not yet clear when Lindblom will be cleared to return. Outfielder Corey Ray was recalled by the Brewers in a corresponding move.
Lindblom will begin the 2021 season as a middle reliever, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Lindblom has made four appearances (three starts) this spring and posted a 4.66 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 9.2 innings. Manager Craig Counsell announced Thursday that Freddy Peralta will serve as Milwaukee's fifth starter to begin the regular season but was confident that Lindblom will make some starts at some point.
Lindblom gave up four earned runs over three innings in Friday's spring game against the Royals. He allowed three hits and posted a 6:2 K:BB in the contest.
Lindblom has appeared in three games this spring, and while he has struck out 10 batters over six innings, he has also posted a 7.50 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over that span. Thus far his performance has mimicked his 2020 season, as he has punched out a fair number of batters but has allowed too many of them to reach base and cross home plate. Lindblom is not necessarily guaranteed to open the season in the Brewers' starting rotation, but as long as he is healthy it's likely he will snag one of the spots that are left unsettled.
Lindblom (2-4) took the loss in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He struck out two.
While Milwaukee's bullpen would add plenty of fuel to the fire in an eventual 9-1 loss, Lindblom wasn't effective to kick things off, needing 47 pitches (28 strikes) to record his seven outs. The right-hander's return to the majors in 2020 did not go smoothly, and he'll finish the campaign with a 5.16 ERA and 1.28 WHIP despite a strong 52:16 K:BB over 45.1 innings.
Lindblom will start Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Lindblom will stay on normal rest to start the nightcap, with Brent Suter taking the ball in Game 1. The right-hander will look to pick up his third win and try to lower his 4.81 ERA.
Lindblom (2-3) allowed one run on three hits across 5.1 innings Sunday, striking out two and earning the win over Kansas City.
Lindblom kept the Royals scoreless through five innings before he left the game and was charged with a run allowed by Freddy Peralta in the sixth. Over his last two starts, he's allowed just one run over 10.1 innings, lowering his ERA from 6.06 to 4.81 in the process. Lindblom will make his final start of the season Friday at home against St. Louis.
Lindblom was reinstated from the bereavement list ahead of Sunday's start against the Royals, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Ben Gamel (quad) was moved to the 10-day IL to open up a roster spot for Lindblom, who will be looking to build on Monday's six-strikeout gem against St. Louis. Even if he's not so great in his return Sunday, Lindblom will likely get another start with the Brewers playing eight games next week, including a doubleheader Friday.
Lindblom (personal) will start Sunday against the Royals, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Lindblom was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday, but he's expected back after a relatively short stay. He owns an unimpressive 5.26 ERA in 37.2 innings this season but has a considerably better 4.15 FIP, as he's striking out 29.8 percent of opposing batters while walking an acceptable 9.3 percent.
Lindblom landed on the bereavement list Wednesday.
Players typically miss around three days on the bereavement list. Lindblom's next start isn't expected to come until Monday at the earliest, so he shouldn't end up missing a turn in the rotation even if pandemic-related protocols delay his return by a day or two.
Lindblom tossed five scoreless innings during the win over the Cardinals in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader, allowing three hits while fanning six. He did not issue a walk and did not factor in the decision.
It was a solid showing for Lindblom, who was temporarily taken out of the rotation following a shaky outing Sept. 1. The performance dropped the right-hander's ERA to 5.26 and improved his K:BB to 48:15. Given his success Monday, Lindblom figures to stick in the rotation going forward, with his next start likely to come Sunday against Kansas City.
Lindblom will start Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
The veteran right-hander made two relief appearances over the past week, but he'll return to the rotation with the Brewers playing five games against the Cardinals in the next three days. A solid outing Monday could provide Lindblom a couple more starting chances over the final two weeks of the season. He has a 6.06 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 42:15 K:BB over 32.2 innings.
Lindblom pitched the final frame of the Brewers 19-0 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Lindblom was skipped in the Brewers' rotation this week, but manager Craig Counsell still wanted to get him some work, so he used him in relief both Sunday and Wednesday. Lindblom figures to rejoin the rotation early next week, as the Brewers will play two doubleheaders and one other game over the course of three days.
Lindblom's next turn in the rotation will be skipped, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
The Brewers had an off day Thursday and will have two more Monday and next Thursday, so they won't need a full rotation any time soon. The veteran righty hasn't been anything special in his return stateside, even if you look at his 4.83 FIP rather than his 6.46 ERA, though his 29.0 percent strikeout rate is considerably above his 22.3 percent career mark.
Lindblom (1-3) allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four across five innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Tigers.
Lindblom got through the first two innings without issue but fell apart from there. He allowed a leadoff home run in the third inning, accounting for the first of the four earned runs he allowed across his next two frames. This outing marked the third time in his last five starts that Lindblom has allowed more than three earned runs, none of which lasted more than five innings. For the season, Lindblom now has a 6.46 ERA with a 40:15 K:BB across 30.2 frames. He'll look to get on track in his next start, currently projected to come Tuesday in a rematch at Detroit.
Lindblom (1-2) was tagged with the loss in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Reds. He allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while fanning four across four innings.
Lindblom hasn't been able to pitch more than four innings in three of his last four starts, and he is yet to reach the sixth inning in any of his six appearances thus far. He has also given up two or more runs in every outing, so his 6.31 ERA in 25.2 innings across six starts shouldn't be very surprising.
Lindblom (1-1) took the loss Saturday at Pittsburgh after giving up three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk over four innings.
The right-hander gave up three extra-base hits Saturday, including a two-run, 434-foot blast to Gregory Polanco during his final frame. Lindblom has a 6.65 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB through 21.2 innings and will look to turn things around Thursday against the Reds.
Lindblom allowed five earned runs on three hits and four walks while striking out eight across five innings Sunday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Lindblom struggled early in his start -- he allowed three runs in the first frame -- but settled in to allow only a walk and a base hit across his next four innings. Ultimately, he was undone by his control as he led off the sixth inning by hitting a batter and handing out a free pass, both of whom were allowed to cross the plate after he was yanked from the game. Positively, Lindblom still proved to be deceptive as he generated 19 swinging strikes on 90 total pitches. For the season, Lindblom has a 6.62 ERA across 17.2 innings but has racked up 28 punchouts in the process. He'll look to harness his control in his next outing, currently projected to come Saturday at Pittsburgh.
Lindblom didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Twins, giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out seven.
The eight whiffs were a season high for the right-hander, but Lindblom was on the hook for his first loss of the year until the Brewers staged a comeback in the later innings. His return to MLB after a two-year stint in the KBO has been a mixed bag so far -- Lindblom's 35.7 percent strikeout rate is outstanding, but it comes with a 5.68 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 5.39 FIP. The 33-year-old will look to rebound in his next outing Sunday, on the road against the Cubs.
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