Freddy Peralta will be getting another MLB start. It’ll just be a couple days later than he expected.
Wednesday night’s rainout in Pittsburgh allowed the Brewers to give everyone in their rotation an extra day of rest, pushing back everyone slated for the upcoming series against the St. Louis Cardinals back a day. That meant Peralta, who was promised the start in Sunday’s series finale, would be bumped from the series.
With the Brewers having another off day on Monday after the St. Louis series — pretty much eliminating the need for a 5th starter for now — it was no guarantee that Peralta would be staying on the 25-man roster. But today, Craig Counsell said Peralta will stay with the team through the weekend and make a start Tuesday against Kansas City.
Craig Counsell confirms Freddy Peralta will start Tuesday against the Royals.— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) June 21, 2018
It’s hard to argue Peralta doesn’t deserve another outing. After walking six batters in his second career start following his record-breaking 13-strikeout debut, Peralta seemed much more calm and collected on the mound Tuesday night against the Pirates. He held the Bucs to just 2 hits over 6 shutout innings, striking out 7 without giving up a walk.
While the trade rumors over the next month will likely connect the Brewers to plenty of starting pitchers, it’s starting to look like the team has plenty of quality internal options if the asking price for the market’s best arms proves to be too high.