Is Adrian Houser Injured?
Adrian Suffered a right thumb discomfort.
After eight outs in a 5-4 Brewers loss Sunday, right-hander Adrian Houser left his start against the Mariners with a familiar ailment: right thumb soreness.
Last March, Houser experienced a similar cramping sensation, but it didn’t stop him from making his next start on time before Spring Training was halted due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Houser and the Brewers are hoping for a similar outcome this time around.
“It’s like last year, but it’s not as crowded this year,” Houser said, “so I don’t think it’ll be too much of a concern.” “We’ll work on it and beef it up a little, and we’ll be fine.” I don’t believe I’ll be required to take any time off.
Manager Craig Counsell believes that if he misses time, it will be only for a few days.
That’s excellent news for the Brewers because pitching injuries could be considerably worse in 2021 when teams begin a 162-game regular-season schedule after only 60 games last year.
Houser had a 5.30 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 56 innings pitched in 20.
He’d been working on a slider and changeup this spring and was in the middle of a strong outing on Sunday 2 2/3 innings, no hits, two walks, one strikeout when he was pulled from the game.
“For Adrian, this is a pivotal year,” Counsell said earlier this month. “It didn’t go well for him last year. Some of the games got away from him.
This is a critical year for him to take a step forward, in my opinion. He needs to take a step forward as a part of the rotation.
I believe it is a matter of regulating the in-game elements, such as little details, usage, and pitch design. It’s really just about being in charge of the game and what’s going on in it.”