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Milwaukee Brewers: Should Freddy Peralta start again?

Matthew Dewoskin
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 15: Freddy Peralta #51 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch during the fourth inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on April 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 15: Freddy Peralta #51 of the Milwaukee Brewers throws a pitch during the fourth inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on April 15, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Freddy Peralta returned to the mound on Tuesday night, and turned in an excellent performance for the Milwaukee Brewers. Should he get another chance to start again?

Adrian Houser threw two scoreless innings as the Milwaukee Brewers ‘Opener’ on Tuesday night, but Freddy Peralta was the real story. The last time we saw Peralta, he was battered for nine runs, six earned, by the Colorado Rockies. Peralta turned in an excellent outing on Tuesday, but does he deserve to rejoin the starting rotation?

How good was Peralta on Tuesday?

Excellent. Peralta started the third inning, and shut the Nationals down for five innings. He only allowed three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five scoreless innings. He tossed 80 pitches with 56 going for strikes. He also recorded five outs via the groundball.

Peralta lowered his ERA from over 8.00 to 6.75. He also limited the walks he allowed, and kept the ball out of the air, and, most importantly, out of the bleachers. It’s a start.

Should he start again?

Yes, he probably should.

The Milwaukee Brewers have Jhoulys Chacin, Zach Davies, and Brandon Woodruff penciled in to the first three spots in their rotation. After that? Gio Gonzalez will continue to take the ball every fifth day, so that makes four starters. Next in line is either Peralta, Houser, or Corbin Burnes.

Next. Is the pitching staff on the right track?. dark

Houser looked solid in two innings, but appears better suited for the bullpen. Burnes has also looked solid in the bullpen. And then there’s Peralta who just tossed five scoreless innings. Peralta makes the most sense at this point. It looks like he’s over his shoulder tightness and recent struggles, but still needs to show greater consistency if he wants to stay in the rotation for the long haul. Tuesday was a positive step, and he deserves a chance to take another…for now.

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