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Milwaukee Brewers recall Jay Jackson, Aaron Wilkerson; option Ray Black, Freddy Peralta

A couple of fresh arms after an extra-inning affair last night.

Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

After using 10 pitchers during last night’s 14-inning, 15-14 victory over the Washington Nationals, it was less a matter of “if” the Milwaukee Brewers would make a move for a fresh arm and more “how many.” We got our answer this morning as the team has recalled two hurlers from Triple-A San Antonio:

Jay Jackson tossed the final frame of San Antonio’s 13-inning, 5-4 victory last night, but he threw only nine pitches and hadn’t worked in a game since the 15th before that. Jackson is the owner of a 1.33 ERA in 34 games and 40.2 innings for the Missions this season, his first campaign in affiliated ball since 2015 after spending time overseas in Japan. He has also produced a 5.79 ERA in 14.0 innings across 10 appearances during his stints with the big league club in 2019. Jackson’s last appearance for Milwaukee came on August 2nd against the Cubs.

Aaron Wilkerson last appeared for the Missions on August 12th, throwing three innings while allowing five runs. He has been an otherwise successful starter for San Antonio this year, however, posting a 3.59 ERA in 15 starts and 67.2 innings with 71 punchouts versus 22 walks. Wilkerson has pitched in seven games for the Brewers this season, accumulating 11.2 innings with a 6.17 ERA. His last outing for Milwaukee came on August 4th versus Chicago.

Optimism was high regarding Freddy Peralta’s role in the bullpen after he recorded his first career save on July 24th against the Reds. But Fastball Freddy would go on to give up runs in six of his next eight outings, ballooning his ERA back up to 5.73 in 75.1 innings split between the rotation and bullpen this year. He was charged with four runs yesterday against the Nationals while failing to record an out.

Ray Black also pitched in yesterday’s game, yielding a pair of runs during 1.1 innings with 21 pitches. The recently-acquired reliever appeared in two games during his first stint with Milwaukee before heading back to Triple-A.

Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs