Welcome to the Show, Freddy Peralta
Milwaukee Brewers announced yesterday that Freddy Peralta will be called up to make a start on Sunday afternoon. It will be his Major League debut. It’s tough to do it in Coors Field, but Peralta is used to playing in altitude. He’s done in all season in Colorado Springs. Therefore, this isn’t exactly throwing him to the wolves to have him pitch in this ballpark. We’ll see if this is one-time thing, or if he gets to make another appearance on this road trip.
A beaming Freddy Peralta talks about getting to make his MLB debut Sunday in front of mom and dad, who have never seen him pitch a professional game. pic.twitter.com/NVb0sLBF5V
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 13, 2018
Diving a little more into how Peralta pitched at home this season. He had four starts in Colorado Springs only allowing one home run. He gave up more hits at home than he did in his three road starts with six of them being extra-base hits. Peralta did strike out more batters at home. In total, the young flamethrower has struck out 46 batters in the seven starts. I’m excited to watch him pitch this afternoon. We’ll see what happens dealing with some of the better hitters in the league like Charlie Blackmon, Nolan Arenado and a hot Trevor Story. Hopefully, he goes out there and just balls out for a few innings.
Go get him, Fred