With a win in Indianapolis, he got his season off to a strong start (6-2, 2.58).
The 2016 Pirates’ starting rotation was depleted when Gerrit Cole went on the disabled list, and all five Indianapolis starting pitchers were brought up to fill in before the All-Star break, including Kuhl, Wilfredo Boscan, Jameson Taillon, Steven Brault, and Tyler Glasnow.
When he made his major league debut on June 26, 2016, against the Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, he faced a daunting task.
However, after giving up three runs in five innings, he was the recipient of a four-run outburst by his teammates in the second inning and ended up a 4-3 winner.
His one at-bat against the three-time Cy Young Award winner took him eight pitches, with him fouling off multiple pitches in an effort to exhaust him.
For a spectacular finish to his debut, he dived for a tag to grab Justin Turner at home. Juan Nicasio replaced him with a 4-3 lead.
Even though he pitched six innings and allowed only two runs in his second game, he was destroyed in his third outing against the Cubs and surrendered seven hits and four runs in 2 1/3 innings.
In September of 2018, Chad Kuhl underwent Tommy John surgery, and as a result, he missed the whole 2019 season.
On the year, he was 5-5 with an ERA of 4.55 in 16 starts but was put on the disabled list at the end of June due to discomfort in his right forearm.
How Tall Is Chad Kuhl?
Chad Kuhl stands at a height of 1.91 m.