Milwaukee Brewers starter Chase Anderson couldn’t start on Saturday due to an illness. Could he end up on the DL?
It certainly looks like Chase Anderson is headed to the DL with a severe case of the flu. Anderson was kept up most of the night after Friday’s game and couldn’t go on Saturday. Brent Suter was forced into action to fill in for Anderson. If Anderson doesn’t have a miraculous comeback in the next 12 hours, he’s going on the DL.
Who starts in Anderson’s place?
If Anderson needs a DL stint, the Milwaukee Brewers will let prospect Freddy Peralta make his Major League debut on Mother’s Day. The Sky Sox scratched Peralta from his start on Saturday, and is the best option the Brewers have in their organization for Sunday.
Peralta came to the Brewers from Seattle in a deal for Adam Lind a few years ago. He turns 22-years old in less than a month. Peralta has spent the 2018 season in Triple-A with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
In seven starts with the Sky Sox, Peralta has managed a 3.63 ERA in 34 2/3 innings. He has 46 strikeouts and 17 walks with only one homer allowed.
Peralta has a solid three pitch mix that includes a solid fastball/slider combo and a change up that’s still a work in progress.
Could Peralta stick with the Brewers?
Probably not, but if he tosses six innings of scoreless baseball, the Brewers could give him a second start. However, this is probably a one off to give Anderson a chance to recover.
Why not Corbin Burnes?
Corbin Burnes threw for the Sky Sox on Friday night. He’s the victim of bad timing.
After Sunday’s game the Milwaukee Brewers have a few days before they need to make a decision on a starter. The next date to worry about is May 18th against the Minnesota Twins. They could roll with Suter again, Zach Davies could get the nod, or they have to figure out a new plan.