The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago White Sox went at it today in Cactus League action. With the announcement that Freddy Peralta would be in the starting rotation for the “the first turn,” it is apropos that he would get the nod on the mound this afternoon. His counterpart was Carlos Rodon.
Peralta had some nasty stuff today.
Freddy Peralta, K'ing the Side...and a K strut or two. pic.twitter.com/iIQZ2s0zeG— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 26, 2021
Freddy Peralta, Disgusting Slider. @ReviewngTheBrew pic.twitter.com/exz6A5mmAb— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 26, 2021
Unfortunately it was not nasty enough. The White Sox scored five off of him in 5.1 innings of work. Zack Collins hit a 2-run homer off of him in the second. Jose Abreu plated two more in the top of the sixth with a single that scored Marco Hernandez and Tim Anderson. He would be charged with one more run when Eric Yardley gave up a 2-run bomb to Yoan Moncada.
Big hits only for international pop sensation, Yoán Moncada. pic.twitter.com/nM09fQnh5V— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) March 26, 2021
The Brewers did strike first in this one in the bottom of the first. Keston Hiura is obviously heating up just at the right time.
Keston went over EVERYTHING in center @Kestdaddy | #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/gMxOvrAquA— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 26, 2021
Milwaukee would score another run in the bottom of the fifth when the White Sox pitcher balked with Manny Pina at the plate and Freddy Peralta on third base. As a defensive highlight, there was this play by Hedbert Perez.
He’s only 17!— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) March 26, 2021
Hedbert Perez is showing off his defense. pic.twitter.com/I2CSTsiXwC
Both teams scored in the ninth inning. The White Sox added a run off a single by Zach Remillard that scored Billy Hamilton. The seven spot put up by the White Sox would hold up, but the Brewers did make it interesting the ninth.
With Zach Green and Peyton Henry on third and second respectively, Garrett Mitchell tripled to score both. Mitchell would also score on a double by Jace Peterson. Unfortunately that would be as close as the Brewers would get as the White Sox took this one 7-5.
The Brewers get another A.L. Central opponent tomorrow in the Kansas City Royals. Brandon Woodruff will take the hill, while Brad Keller does the same for the Royals. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 CT, and the game can be heard on WTMJ 620 and the Brewers Radio Network.