The Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff is incredibly good and deep.
They lead MLB in Wins Above Replacement (WAR), with 6.0.
Additionally, they have a solid 3.54 ERA and a league-leading 10.74 strikeouts per nine innings.
Freddy Peralta was the latest star of the Brewers’ rotation, completely dominating the reigning World Series champions, the Atlanta Braves, for seven innings on Monday.
“Freddy Peralta had a season high 10 strikeouts — it’s the 7th time a Brewers pitcher has had 10 K in a game this season — no other team has more than 3 such games from its pitchers,” ESPN Stats & Info tweeted.
Freddy Peralta had a season high 10 strikeouts — it's the 7th time a Brewers pitcher has had 10 K in a game this season — no other team has more than 3 such games from its pitchers. pic.twitter.com/6XKYyVeplo
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 17, 2022
Peralta, after the big game, now has a brilliant 3.53 ERA in 35.2 innings, and has struck out a whopping 32.4 percent of the hitters he has faced.
An Incredibly Talented Pitching Staff
Shockingly, he is not the best pitcher in the rotation, and may not be the second either.
The most surprising performer, however, has been left-hander Eric Lauer.
Lauer has a 2.60 ERA and has struck out 35.5 percent of the hitters he has faced so far: he is breaking out before our eyes.
The Brewers have been one of the best teams in the National League, but to the contrary of what happened last year, the offense is now backing up what their arms are doing.
They will be a tough team to beat in 2022, and that includes (hypothetically, of course) the playoffs.