MILWAUKEE – Sometimes a victory comes after several unexpected twists and turns, but sometimes it comes exactly as you planned.
Dominican Freddy Peralta followed in the footsteps of Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff, throwing all three gems in Milwaukee’s last three games.
Peralta struck out nine opponents in 6.1 innings, reaching 200 strikeouts in a season for the first time in his career, a significant accomplishment for the right-hander considering he only pitched 78 innings last year due to injuries to his right side was limited. Throw shoulder.
Now healthy, Peralta is part of a trio of Burnes and Woodruff that has allowed just one run in 23.1 innings in the Brewers’ last three games against the Yankees and Marlins. They have allowed just eight hits in that span, including three walks and 23 strikeouts.
“I’ve been on the other side and I know how hard it is to beat these guys,” Josh Donaldson said. “You are very good”.
When Peralta faced his first batter of the game, he allowed a solo home run to Venezuelan Luis Arráez. But from then on the Dominican shone and only allowed one goal in his work. Peralta improved his record to 6-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his last nine starts. During that span, he totaled 82 strikeouts in 53.2 strikeouts, with a 0.75 WHIP and a .154 batting average.
“We’re constantly helping each other,” Peralta said of the Brewers’ rotation. “We support everyone here, especially when we talk about the starting pitchers. We always try to give advice and ideas. Like Woody last night, he told me after the game what he could do with (the Marlins) today.”