Brewers to use bullpen day for Game 1 vs. Rox – MLB.com

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers won’t release a National League Division Series roster until Thursday morning, but here’s a preview: Johnny Wholestaff made the cut.

Yes, Milwaukee will be “bullpenning” for Game 1 on Thursday at Miller Park in the opener of the best-of-five series. And that bullpen could be busy again in Game 2 on Friday, since the team’s No. 1 starter, Jhoulys Chacin, will start on three days’ rest for what is likely to be a shorter-than-usual stint.

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers won’t release a National League Division Series roster until Thursday morning, but here’s a preview: Johnny Wholestaff made the cut.

Yes, Milwaukee will be “bullpenning” for Game 1 on Thursday at Miller Park in the opener of the best-of-five series. And that bullpen could be busy again in Game 2 on Friday, since the team’s No. 1 starter, Jhoulys Chacin, will start on three days’ rest for what is likely to be a shorter-than-usual stint.

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“Everybody is rested. That’s the first thing,” said Counsell, who did not reveal which reliever would get the ball first. “And I think for our team, we have — largely, we’re trying to get away from what the word ‘starter’ and ‘reliever’ means. That’s how we’re going to get through the postseason, I think.”

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That’s essentially how the Brewers got through the regular season, as well, amassing an NL-best and franchise-record-tying 96 victories (including Monday’s 3-1 win over the Cubs in Game 163) with a starting rotation that doesn’t feature big names but ranked 11th of 30 teams in the regular season with a 3.92 ERA and 22nd in innings per start.

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