Freddy Peralta is Closing in on a Record Set By Randy Johnson
Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher Freddy Peralta is having an amazing season. He will get some love for Cy Young. But it is assumed that no Brewer will win the award. The reason why is the Brewers have too many candidates. Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff, and Peralta all deserve some recognition. They’re going to naturally split the vote. If one or two fall off (Let’s hope not), there might be a chance for the other one to sneak in. Milwaukee has never had a Cy Young winner. Peralta’s season has been stellar and continued last night against the Chicago Cubs. Peralta is 9-3 with a 2.26 ERA, a WHIP of 0.91, and a WAR of 3.9. He also has a chance to break a record held by Randy Johnson. Peralta has went 21 starts with having more strikeouts than hits allowed. That’s absolutely incredible.
Most consecutive starts with more strikeouts than hits allowed:
25 Randy Johnson (1999-2000)
21 Freddy Peralta (active)
20 Pedro Martinez (2001)@Brewers
— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) August 10, 2021
If you look at those years for the two Hall of Fame pitchers that Peralta is listed, they’re some of the best in baseball. In both of those years for Johnson, he won the Cy Young award playing for Arizona. Martinez did not, but that was on the heels of his iconic 2000 season. Regardless, Peralta is doing some special shit. He may need to get mentioned as the Cy Young front-runner of the Brewers. This sounds like a good podcast topic to me (Stay tuned).