Is married.....wife's name is Erin....the couple has a son named Liam... Graduated from Moeller (OH) High School, where he also played basketball... Graduated from Harvard University with a degree in environmental science and public policy... His father, Mike, was a safety on Penn State's 1982 national championship team... His mother, Shirley, was a four-year letter winning swimmer at Penn State... Is a supporter of the Urban Ecology Center, Eco City Milwaukee, Eco Athletes, Players for the Planet and the Outrider Foundation... This past November participated in the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.....through these flights, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and terminally ill veterans are flown to Washington, DC to visit their respective memorials... Enjoys playing guitar, song writing, dancing, golf, cooking and the environment... Can often be seen entertaining his teammates with his "raptor" run... Has a mini golden doodle named Wally.
Signed a two-year contract on 2/16, avoiding arbitration...Went 2-0 with a 3.13 ERA in 16 games (four starts) with Milwaukee...Went 0-0 with a 1.38 ERA as a starter (13ip, 2er) and 2-0 with a 4.34 ERA in relief (18.2ip, 9er)...The team went 3-1 in his starts...Held opponents to a .244 batting average...Produced 38 strikeouts in 31.2 innings...Started and took a 4-2 loss in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series at Los Angeles (1.2ip, 3h, 3r, 3er, 5bb, 0k)...had walked just five batters over 31.2 innings during the regular season... Was the Brewers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.
Spent most of the season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery... Was reinstated from the 60-day injured list on 9/1 after making 8 rehab appearances between Rookie Arizona Blue (1g), Rookie Arizona Gold (1g), Double-A Biloxi (2g) and Triple-A San Antonio (4g)... Went 4-0 with a 0.49 ERA in 9 relief appearances with Milwaukee... Held opponents to a .156 batting average... Made 8 consecutive scoreless appearances to end the season (16ip, 7h, 1bb, 13k, .130ba)... Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month and National League Reliever of the Month for September... Pitched a scoreless inning in the NL Wild Card Game on 10/1 at Washington.
Went 8-7 with a 4.44 ERA in 20 games (18 starts) with Milwaukee ... Made his first career Opening Day roster ... Was 7-7 with a 4.56 ERA as a starter (94.2ip, 48er) and 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in relief (6.2ip, 2er) ... The Brewers went 9-9 in his starts ... Produced 2 quality starts ... Belted his first Major League homer on 5/8 vs. Cleveland, a solo shot off Corey Kluber.....was the first pitcher ever to hit a home run off Kluber.....was the first left-handed batting pitcher to homer for the Brewers since CC Sabathia on 7/13/08 vs. Cincinnati ... Was on the 10-day disabled list from 7/6-7/13, retroactive to 7/3, with left forearm tightness ... Returned to the disabled list on 7/23 with a UCL tear in the left elbow ... Underwent "Tommy John" surgery on 7/31, performed by Dr. Timothy Kremchek.
Went 3-2 with a 3.42 ERA in 22 games (14 starts) during six stints with Milwaukee... His stints with the team came from 4/4-4/8, 4/21-4/23, 5/15-5/18, 6/13, 6/21-8/12 and 9/1-end... Went 3-2 with a 3.45 ERA as a starter (70.1ip, 27er) and 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA in relief (11.1ip, 4er)... Was named Brewers Unsung Hero as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America... Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for July after joining the rotation on 7/3 for the injured Chase Anderson.....went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 5 starts (30ip, 25h, 6r, 5er, 5bb, 25k)... Was on the 10-day disabled list from 8/13-8/31 with a left rotator cuff strain... Made a rehab start on 8/30 at Class-A Wisconsin... Went 3-1 with a 4.42 ERA in 10 games (8 starts) at Triple-A Colorado Springs
Spent most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he went 6-6 with a 3.50 ERA and 2 saves in 26 games (15 starts).....went 5-6 with a 3.98 ERA as a starter (81.1ip, 36er) and 1-0 with a 2.15 ERA in relief (29.1ip, 7er)...Contract was selected by Milwaukee on 8/19...Went 2-2 with a 3.32 ERA in 14 games (2 starts) with the Brewers ...Took a 7-6 loss in his Major League debut on 8/19 at Seattle (4.1ip, 7h, 4r, 4er, 3bb, 2k, 2hr, 1wp)...In his Major League debut became the first Brewers left-handed pitcher to start a game since Tom Gorzelanny on 8/28/13 at Pittsburgh, a span of 474 games, which was the second-longest streak in Major League history behind only the Dodgers (681g from 9/25/92-7/12/97) ...Made his next 12 appearances for the Brewers in relief and went 2-0 without allowing a run over 12.1 innings (8h, 2bb, 10k)...Earned his first Major League win on 8/23 vs. Colorado...Made his final appearance of the season in a start on 9/30 at Colorado and took a 4-1 defeat (5ip, 10h, 4r, 4er, 0bb, 3k, 1hr).
Combined to go 8-4 with a 2.36 ERA in 26 games (17 starts) between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs ... Began the year at Double-A Biloxi, where he went 5-3 with a 1.95 ERA in 20 games (11 starts) ... Was promoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on 8/5 and went 3-1 with a 3.31 ERA in 6 starts ... Pitched for Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Went 10-10 with a 3.96 ERA in 28 games (27 starts) at Double-A Huntsville ... Was a Southern League All-Star ... Tied for fourth in the Southern League in strikeouts (118).
Combined to go 7-10 with a 3.43 ERA in 24 games (23 starts) between Class-A Wisconsin and Class-A Brevard County ... Began the year at Class-A Wisconsin, where he went 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA in 3 starts ... Was transferred to Class-A Brevard County on 4/26 and went 7-9with a 3.63 ERA in 21 games (20 starts).
In his first professional season combined to go 4-2 with a 3.61 ERA and 2 saves in 14 games (2 starts) between Rookie Helena and Class-A Wisconsin ... Went 4-2 with a 3.92 ERA in 11 games (2 starts) at Rookie Helena before he was promoted on 8/22 to Class-A Wisconsin, where he went 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 2 saves in 3 relief appearances.