Brewers Starter Hits The Injured List

Milwaukee Brewers starter Freddy Peralta had his day turn from bad to worse on Sunday, as he pulled himself from an 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals with shoulder tightness. He's undergoing an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. In the meantime, he's headed to the injured list. 

“Hopefully, it’s nothing that big or crazy, but it’s part of the game," Peralta said.

After his 59th pitch, he pointed to his right shoulder, and left the mound with manager Craig Counsell and the Brewers' head athletic trainer. He gave up 6 hits and 5 earned runs with one walk and two strikeouts through his three full innings. 

Aaron Ashby will step into the Brewers rotation in Peralta's absence. The 24-year-old Ashby has pitched well in his 2nd major league season, with a 3.49 ERA while striking out 10.8 batters per 9 innings. 

Peralta had a breakout year in 2021, with a 2.81 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 12.2 K/9, while earning his first All-Star berth. His season started slowly this year, but he was coming on like gangbusters, allowing only four earned runs in his previous four starts before Sunday's outing.