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2024 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 0 3.93 18 6 1.09

Top Ben Brown News

  • Cubs' Ben Brown: Produces quality start

    Brown allowed one run on a hit and two walks over six innings in a no-decision Monday. He struck out four in the Cubs' win over Arizona.

    After coughing up an RBI single in the second inning, Brown retired the final 13 batters he faced. He was crushed for six runs through just 1.2 frames in his MLB debut March 30 but has since given up just two runs over 14.2 innings. With Monday's solid outing, he dropped his ERA to 4.41 with a 15:6 K:BB through his first four appearances. With Jameson Taillon (back) expected to return in the coming days, Brown's role with the Cubs isn't set in stone.

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  • Cubs' Ben Brown: Awarded second start

    Brown is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

    Though Jameson Taillon (back) looks to be in line to return from the 15-day injured list later this week to join the Chicago rotation, Brown will get at least one more turn on the heels of a strong first MLB start April 9 in San Diego. After making his first two appearances in bulk relief, Brown covered 4.2 innings in his start versus the Padres and struck out five while allowing zero runs on three hits and one walk. Another solid effort Monday against the reigning National League champions could make it tough for the Cubs to justify keeping Brown out of the rotation, even with Taillon's return being imminent.

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  • Cubs' Ben Brown: Blanks Padres in first start

    Brown didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing three hits and one walk over 4.2 scoreless innings against San Diego. He struck out five.

    After coming out of the bullpen in his first two appearances, Brown took the ball for his first career start. He was held to just 77 pitches and isn't quite fully stretched out after throwing 44 and 52 pitches in his first two outings. However, after yielding six runs in 1.2 innings during his MLB debut, Brown has rebounded with one run allowed in his last 8.2 frames and seems to have the hold on Justin Steele's (hamstring) slot in the rotation. Brown's tentatively expected to take the mound Monday against the Diamondbacks for his next start.

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  • Cubs' Ben Brown: Slated to start Tuesday

    The Cubs list Brown as their probable starting pitcher for Tuesday's game in San Diego.

    Brown pitched out of the bullpen in his first two appearances with the Cubs, so Tuesday's start will be the first of his major-league career. The 24-year-old struggled mightily in his MLB debut, allowing six runs in 1.2 innings against the Rangers, but he bounced back with four innings of one-run ball against the Rockies last week. Brown impressed in spring training and looks promising in the long term, but he will be a high-risk option against a Padres team that ranks second in scoring offense so far this season behind only the Dodgers.

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  • Cubs' Ben Brown: Fans five in bulk-relief role

    Brown pitched four innings against Colorado on Wednesday, allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out five batters. He did not factor in the decision.

    Brown was blown up in his first big-league outing last weekend, allowing six runs in 1.2 innings against Texas. He was much better in his second appearance, racking up five punchouts in four frames while allowing just one run. He served as a bulk reliever in the contest, following opener Luke Little's one inning of work, and was in line for the win before the Cubs' bullpen blew a late lead. Despite that lost opportunity, this was an excellent bounce-back for Brown, and it will likely result in him getting another chance to pitch the next time the injured Justin Steele's (hamstring) spot comes up in the rotation, though it's unclear if Brown will work in bulk relief again or move into a traditional starting role.

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  • Cubs' Ben Brown: Could work in bulk relief Wednesday

    Brown is a candidate to pitch multiple innings behind opening pitcher Luke Little in Wednesday's game against the Rockies at Wrigley Field, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

    Little pitched an inning in Tuesday's 12-2 win over Colorado and is unlikely to work more than a frame or two before turning the game over to the bullpen. Though he'll be available on only three days' rest after he tossed 1.2 innings and 44 pitches in his MLB debut Saturday against the Rangers, Brown seems to be the most logical option to cover the bulk of the innings once Little exits the contest. Brown thus could be in a good position to scoop up a win against a Rockies club that enters Tuesday's game with a 1-5 record and a minus-33 run differential.

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  • Cubs' Ben Brown: Clobbered in MLB debut

    Brown was touched up for six earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one over 1.2 innings while working in relief in Saturday's 11-2 loss to the Rangers.

    After being promoted from Triple-A Iowa earlier in the day, Brown was called upon in relief during the seventh inning with the Cubs trailing by three. He got through that frame unscathed, but things got out of hand in the eighth, when the first five batters reached and two of them scored. Brown was finally knocked out of the game when Josh Jung slugged a home run to cap off a six-run inning. Before his implosion in relief, Brown appeared to have a shot to take Justin Steele's (hamstring) spot in the rotation. However, given that Brown needed 44 pitches to record just five outs Saturday, it's possible he'll be optioned to the minors in short order so that the Cubs can bring in a fresh arm.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 210 lbs
Birthplace: East Setauket, NY
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R