Brubaker (3-2) picked up the win Tuesday in a 7-2 victory over the Reds, giving up one run on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out four.
The second-year right-hander has yet to allow more than three runs in any of his outings this season, although Tuesday's effort was only his third quality start. Brubaker sports a 2.58 ERA and 41:9 K:BB through 38.1 innings as he prepares for his next trip to the mound.
Brubaker gave up two runs on six hits and three walks while fanning seven across five innings Wednesday against the Padres. He didn't factor into the decision.
Brubaker ended just three outs away from posting a quality start, something he achieved in two of his previous three outings. Brubaker has allowed two or fewer runs in five of his six appearances this season while posting a 37:8 K:BB across 32.1 innings. He'll try to extend this excellent stretch in his next start, scheduled for next week at home against the Reds.
Brubaker (2-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out seven in five innings to take the loss against the Cardinals on Friday.
Brubaker hasn't issued any walks in his last three outings, but he allowed a season-high three runs against St. Louis on Friday and was charged with his second consecutive loss. The right-hander now has a 2.63 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 30:5 K:BB in 27.1 innings this season. Brubaker tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against San Diego on Wednesday.
Brubaker (2-1) yielded two runs on five hits over seven innings Friday, striking out five and taking the loss against Minnesota.
Brubaker was incredibly efficient Friday, tossing 55 of 79 pitches for strikes. The only runs to score on him came via the long ball, as he allowed a pair of solo shots to Willians Astudillo and Jake Cave. His offense was no-hit by J.A. Happ for 7.1 innings, so Brubaker was stuck with the tough-luck loss. The 27-year-old right-hander will carry his 2.01 ERA into next Friday's home matchup with the Cardinals.
Brubaker is lined up to make his next start Friday against the Twins, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Pittsburgh had previously listed Brubaker as the probable starter for Thursday's series finale in Detroit, which would have allowed him to throw on five days' rest following his 83-pitch, six-inning outing in Milwaukee on April 16. Rather than a desire to give Brubaker some extra recovery time, Pittsburgh may have opted to push the right-hander back a day in the schedule so he could draw a tougher assignment in Minnesota rather than Mitch Keller, who has been lit up in his first three starts. Keller will flip spots in the pitching schedule with Brubaker and start Thursday, leaving the latter -- who has been Pittsburgh's top starter so far this season -- to take the hill for the series opener in Minnesota.
Brubaker (2-0) picked up the win in Friday's 6-1 victory over the Brewers, giving up one run on four hits over six innings while striking out eight.
It's the first quality start of the season for any Pittsburgh pitcher. Brubaker tossed 54 of 83 pitches for strikes in winning his second straight outing, and he'll take a 1.76 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 18:5 K:BB through 15.1 innings into his next start Thursday in Detroit.
Brubaker (1-0) allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out four in 5.1 innings to earn the win against the Cubs on Sunday.
Brubaker remained sharp in his second outing of 2021 and got plenty of offensive support from the Pirates. The right-hander has posted a 1.93 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 10 strikeouts in 9.1 innings to begin the season. Brubaker lines up to make his next start on the road against Milwaukee on Friday.
Brubaker allowed one run on three hits and four walks over four innings in Monday's loss to the Reds. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.
Oddly enough, the only run to score against Brubaker came via a Jose De Leon single in the second inning. The 27-year-old threw 50 of 82 pitches for strikes as he had some struggles with his command throughout the night. The Pirates will hope for a longer outing out of Brubaker in Sunday's home tilt with the Cubs.
Brubaker limited the Twins to one earned run on one hit and two walks in five innings Tuesday. He recorded four strikeouts.
He ended the spring on a high note and will enter the regular season as part of the team's starting rotation. Brubaker's thrown 72 and 74 pitches, respectively, in his last two outings, reaching five innings in both starts. The righty will look to better limit the long ball after serving up four homers in just 15 spring innings.
Brubaker gave up three earned runs on three hits and one walk in five innings Wednesday, striking out six Atlanta batters, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
The Pirates will almost surely rely on Brubaker as part of their rotation with Steven Brault (arm) sidelined for at least two months. In 2020, the righty seemed destined for bullpen work with only two effective pitches -- a fastball and a slider -- but he's throwing a curveball and changeup more than he has in the past, and he whiffed batters with three different pitches Wednesday. Brubaker struck out 48 batters in 47.1 innings last season and offers the potential to serve as a streaming option in fantasy this year.
Brubaker allowed four earned runs on five hits and no walks in two innings against the Yankees on Saturday. He struck out a pair, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
Despite laboring in this game -- he needed 49 pitches (35 for strikes) to complete his outing -- Brubaker is likely in the lead for the team's fifth spot in the rotation, at least for now. The recently-acquired Trevor Cahill could eventually push him for starts, though Cahill probably won't be ready to start 2021 in the rotation. Brubaker compiled a 4.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 48:17 K:BB in 47.1 innings as a rookie last season.
Brubaker is expected to battle for the team's fifth rotation spot, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
He made nine starts and two relief appearances in his major-league debut last summer, compiling a 4.94 ERA (4.14 xFIP) and 1.37 WHIP in 47.1 innings. Brubaker features an effective slider, but the shape of his curveball is often too similar. The organization's 2018 Minor League Pitcher of the Year missed nearly all of 2019 with a strained forearm, but he's healthy for the second straight year. The 27-year-old likely has an inside shot at the final rotation spot due to glimpses of effectiveness in 2020, but he will be challenged by the likes of Cody Ponce and Wil Crowe.
Brubaker gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings in a no-decision versus Cleveland on Sunday.
Brubaker wasn't great in his final start of 2020, getting into trouble in both the fifth and sixth innings before Geoff Hartlieb relieved him. The 26-year-old Brubaker ends the campaign with a 4.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 48 strikeouts across 47.1 innings.
Brubaker (1-3) took the loss Monday as the Pirates were downed 5-0 by the Cubs, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk over 6.2 innings. He struck out nine.
The 26-year-old rookie delivered his first career quality start on 98 pitches (63 strikes), but a lack of run support from the Bucs wasted Brubaker's efforts. He's currently not scheduled for another outing this season, ending his first tour of the majors with a 4.46 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 45:15 K:BB through 42.1 innings. Brubaker has likely earned himself a shot at a more permanent rotation spot heading into 2021.
Brubaker (1-2) allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out four over 5.1 innings in a loss to the Reds on Wednesday.
An RBI single by Shogo Akiyama accounted for all of the damage against Brubaker, and that was enough to saddle him with the loss as the Pirates got shut out. Brubaker's overall numbers leave quite a bit to be desired, but he has shown flashes with his fastball-slider combo. The right-hander will carry a 4.79 ERA and 36:14 K:BB in 35.2 innings into the final week of the season, with a couple more chances to strengthen his case for a 2021 rotation spot (vs. CHC, at CLE).
Brubaker (1-1) pitched 5.1 innings on Wednesday, allowing seven runs on seven hits while striking out five, as the Pirates fell to the White Sox 8-1.
Making his sixth start and coming off a five-inning, victorious outing in his previous appearance, Brubaker was unable to replicate the success on Wednesday. He tossed 98 pitches with 66 strikes but was constantly navigating through jams. In the bigger picture, Pittsburgh represents one of the least desirable fantasy situations in the league.
Brubaker (1-0) picked up the win Thursday against the Cubs, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk across five innings. He struck out five.
Although he had to work around some trouble, the right-hander was able to hold the Cubs to just one earned run on the way to his first big-league victory. Two hits and a walk led to a Chicago run in the second. Brubaker was able to limit the Cubs to just one more unearned run in the third, despite allowing two hits and needing to work around a fielding error during the frame. The 26-year-old will take a 3.96 ERA into his start against the White Sox on Wednesday.
Brubaker did not factor in the decision against Milwaukee on Saturday. He completed five innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six.
Brubaker threw only 51 of 85 pitches for strikes in the contest, but he was able to limit the damage against him by allowing only three hits and notching six strikeouts. He went a season-high five innings and left with a chance at his first career win before Pittsburgh's bullpen let a two-run lead slip away. Brubaker has racked up 12 strikeouts over his last nine innings and appears to be settling into a spot in the Pirates' rotation. He's next lined up to face the Cubs on Thursday.
Brubaker allowed two runs on four hits and a walk across four innings in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Brewers. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.
After Brubaker held the Brewers scoreless through three innings, a single and double led to a run for Milwaukee in the fourth. The right-hander began the fifth but was bounced after allowing another double and an RBI single. The six-strikeout outing marked a step in the right direction for Brubaker, who now has a 4.80 ERA on the campaign. Brubaker is scheduled to face Milwaukee again Friday.
Brubaker allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out one across three innings Tuesday against Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision.
Brubaker held Cleveland scoreless through two innings. However, he ran into trouble in his final frame, allowing a leadoff double before loading the bases and allowing a two-RBI single to Carlos Santana to account for the majority of the damage. This was Brubaker's second major-league start, though he has not worked more than three innings in any contest this season. Between a workload as both a starter and reliever, he has a 4.91 ERA with a 10:6 K:BB across 11 frames this season.
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|05/11||vs CIN||W 7-2||1||6.0||5||1||1||4|
|05/05||@ SD||L 2-4||5.0||6||2||3||7|
|04/30||vs STL||L 3-7||1||5.0||7||3||0||7|
|04/23||@ MIN||L 0-2||1||7.0||5||2||0||5|
|04/16||@ MIL||W 6-1||1||6.0||4||1||0||8|
|04/11||vs CHC||W 7-1||1||5.1||4||1||1||4|
|04/05||@ CIN||L 3-5||4.0||3||1||4||6|
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|2015||ASX-West Virginia Black||73.1||15||15||0||6||4||0||49||12||57||2.83||0.944|
|2016||AFX-West Virginia Power||62.0||12||12||0||4||5||0||77||24||56||3.48||1.290|
|2019||ASX-West Virginia Black||6.2||2||2||0||0||0||0||4||4||5||1.45||1.452|