Brewers News and Notes 5/13/18

The Brewers fell to the Rockies last night 4-0 after a rough start from Brent Suter. Suter pitched five innings vs. Colorado surrendering four runs on seven hits including two home runs to Trevor Story. After last nights start Suter moves to 2-3 on the season in seven starts. Opposing hitters have been hitting the ball extremely hard off of  Suter this season, his hard hit percentage is a 33.3% and his medium hit percentage is at 48.6% while he is only inducing soft contact 18.1% of the time. Both of his hard hit and medium hit rates are up from last season. His elevated quality of contact stats mixed with his drop in ground ball rate from 45.2% last season to 31.9% and a rise in FB% from 30.8% to 34.8% this season means Brent Suter is giving up some big hits in 2018.

The tsunami of injuries continues for the Brewers as Chase Anderson is making his way to the disabled list today. While it is reported that Anderson was sick last night and needed to miss his start. The Brewers sent him to the 10-day DL for what seems to be an extended rest period. Anderson’s DL stint is opening up a roster spot for Freddy Peralta. Peralta is the Brewers #9 prospect this season pitching in AAA Colorado Springs this season where he has made seven starts this season pitching to a 5-1 record with a 3.63 ERA and a .231 opponents batting average. Over his 34.2 innings in AAA Peralta has 46 strikeouts to 17 walks and 30 hits allowed. Freddy Peralta was acquired in 2015 when the Brewers traded Adam Lind to the Mariners. He is a small guy at 5’11 175 pounds but has a 94 MPH fastball that will play in the MLB, Peralta also features a slider and a changeup. Many scouts believe Peralta has the chance to be a number three or four starter in the Brewers rotation.

Alec Asher also made his Brewers debut last night after being called up from AAA, and he pitched well in his 2.0 innings of work. Asher allowed two hits one walk and struck out two Colorado Rockies. Asher doesn’t have great career numbers, Struggling with both the Phillies and Orioles over the last three seasons with a career 4-12 record 5.46 ERA 1.39 WHIP. Asher has a 5.92 K/9, and a 9.63 H/9. The Brewers did send him back down after his appearance last night and re-called Jorge Lopez. While Asher has had awful career numbers so far, he is still 26 and has the possibility to turn things around with the Brewers.

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