Things may be coming full circle this year for Brewer starter Kyle Lohse, he may be headed back to Minnesota where his career began back in 2001.
No, the Brewers don't have any plans to trade their number two starter to the Twins, Lohse may end up being one of the Brewer representatives for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game when Minneapolis hosts the 85th Mid-Season Classic, July 15th at Target Field.
Lohse won again last night putting a halt to the Crew's 4 game skid. He went 8 innings allowing only 4 hits, while striking out 8 in a 103 pitch performance. Lohse has been pretty much lights out this season compiling a 6-1 record so far, and posting a 2.67 ERA. His only loss came in his first start of the season (4-1-14) when he gave up 3 runs in the Brewers 5-2 loss to the Braves at Miller Park. Last night's win over the Braves in Atlanta put him at a perfect 4-0 in 6 starts in "A-Town."
This is Lohse's 14th season in the big leagues and hasn't made it to the All-Star game yet, but, if he "keeps on, keepin' on" like he has the first two months, he should. His minuscule ERA is his lowest of his career, in 2012 he posted a 2.86 ERA with the Cardinals and finished 7th for the N.L. Cy Young. Since 2011 Loshe has the second most wins in the National League with 47 (tied with Greinke, Kershaw has 53) and the third best winning percentage at .681 behind Greinke and Kershaw, and ahead of Lynn, and Cueto.