Freddy, D-Will & Hader Struck Out All The Braves
What a way for the Milwaukee Brewers to start a homestand. Freddy Peralta, Devin Williams, and Josh Hader combined for 16 strikeouts and only allowed two hits total to the World Series champion Atlanta Braves in a 1-0 victory. This is the best start of the season for Peralta by far especially at home where he struggled in his first two starts at American Family Field. Peralta got 40 swinging strikes tonight which tied a career-high. He had his fastball working unlike we’ve seen this season.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 17, 2022
Good Freddy remains virtually unhittable. Freddy Peralta has tied his career high with 40 swinging+called strikes tonight. Also had 40 last June vs. Arizona when he took a no-no into the eighth.
— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) May 17, 2022
— Charlie – Tapping The Keg Sports (@TappingTheKeg) May 17, 2022
It’s always nice to remember about Peralta is that he was a lottery ticket when the Brewers traded Adam Lind to the Seattle Mariners. The Brewers have turned him into a bonafide star. Even if this hasn’t been the best start of the season, it is likely that this could be a launching pad for what Peralta could do this season. Striking out 10 Braves batters should do wonders for his confidence. He will get another chance to show out in front of the home crowd on Sunday afternoon.
As for the offense, they did not do much at all. Ian Anderson was really good. He’s a stud in his own right. If not for a passed ball, who knows what happens in this baseball game. That said, Milwaukee kept the pressure on and found a way to make it uncomfortable. The only guy with two hits for either team was Luis Urias who continues his rapid tear to start his season.