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Brewers ready for Robert Gasser’s debut against Cards | Sports

Highly touted prospect Robert Gasser is expected to make his Brewers debut when Milwaukee hosts the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday in the second game of a four-game series. The Cardinals, who have lost five straight, will counter with Lance Lynn (1-0, 3.28 ERA). The veteran right-hander has dominated the Brewers during his career, going 11-3 with a 2.03 ERA in 22 games, including 18 starts. Milwaukee won the series opener 7-1 Thursday night, hitting three homers off Cardinals starter Sonny Gray, who entered with a 0.89 ERA and had served just one long ball in his first five starts. Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Jake Bauers and Joey Ortiz added solo shots. Lars Nootbar’s solo homer accounted for the only run for the Cardinals, who stranded 10 on base, going 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position. St. Louis loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth inning on a single and two walks, but failed to score. “You definitely have to be able to take advantage of a bases-loaded situation,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “With an opportunity, we have to push out there. We don’t get the big hit. You can’t win games by scoring a run. “At some point you just have to do it. It’s a tough game, hitting hard, but at some point the lineup just has to come together. Milwaukee is 9-1 in its last 10 games against St. Louis, including six straight wins. The Brewers are also 6-0 this season when hitting at least three home runs in a game , Gasser, acquired in 2022 from the San Diego Padres in the final trade for reliever Josh Hader, was 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Nashville this year. The 24-year-old left-hander began the minor league season on the injured list with bone spurs in his left elbow before being activated on April 24. Gasser, who was with the Brewers on Thursday, is expected to be added to the list on Friday. , he was recalled because right-hander Freddy Peralta will serve the final game of a five-game suspension. The Brewers also have three starters on the IL – DL Hall (left knee sprain), Jakob Junis (head, right shoulder). ) and Wade Miley (season-ending Tommy John surgery) “I’m excited, for sure,” Brewers manager Pat Murphy said of Gasser’s debut. “We told ‘Gas’ in spring training before the injury, ‘You’re going to pitch in the big leagues, so get ready for your debut.’ … There’s some swing and miss there. There’s a good repertoire that I think rivals righties and lefties Gasser, the Brewers’ co-pitcher of the year in the minor leagues. last season, was 16-14 with a 3.79 ERA in 62 minor league games, including 61 starts, with 369 strikeouts in 299 1/3 innings. Last season in Nashville, he had a. 9-1 record with a 3.79 ERA in 26 games and 25 starts In his last outing, Lynn allowed a season-high five runs, four earned, in five-plus innings. did not get the decision in St. Louis’ 6-5 10-inning loss to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Among pitchers with at least 100 career innings against the Brewers, Lynn’s 2.03 ERA is the highest. lower He is 7-2 with a 2.29 ERA in 11 games, 10 starts, in Milwaukee –Field level media.