For the sixth straight season, the Milwaukee Brewers will have a different Opening Day starter, as manager Craig Counsell made the announcement that veteran right-hander Jhoulys Chacin will receive the honor of being the clubs Opening Day starter.
Jhoulys Chacin will start for the Brewers on Opening Day. Craig Counsell just made it official.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) March 14, 2019
Given how Chacin has looked this spring, posting a 1.04 ERA over 8.2 innings, this decision doesn't come as a shock.
Chacin was arguably Milwaukee's most consistent starter in 2018, making 35 starts and posting a 15-8 record with a 3.50 ERA and 156 strikeouts over 192.2 innings.
Chacin named Opening Day starter for Brewers https://t.co/3r0cWEGgRw— Rotoworld Baseball (@Rotoworld_BB) March 14, 2019
This will be Chacin's third time starting on Opening Day, as he did so for the Colorado Rockies in 2013 and the San Diego Padres in 2017. The Brewers will square off with the St. Louis Cardinals, who already announced that right-hander Miles Mikolas will get the start.
Who will fill out the rest of the Brewers rotation is still unknown, but it's safe to assume that Chase Anderson and Zach Davies will be in there. With Jimmy Nelson being held off the roster as he continues to rehab his way back, Freddy Peralta, Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes are the likely candidates for the final two spots.