Freddy Peralta had a Major League Baseball debut he’ll never forget.
The Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect was scheduled to pitch for the Sky Sox in Colorado Springs on Sunday, but Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson became ill with the stomach flu, so it was Peralta who got the nod.
The best part? Peralta’s family flew in from the Dominican Republic to Colorado Springs to watch him pitch professionally for the first time. But plans changed with the 21-year-old now pitching for the Brewers against the Colorado Rockies in Denver, so his family got to witness his MLB debut instead.
The Brewers won the game 7-3 thanks in part to Peralta’s dominant outing that included taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning and collecting 13 strikeouts — a new franchise rookie record.
Here are Peralta’s 13 strikeouts Sunday against the Rockies.
Peralta is just the fifth pitcher to get 13 K’s during his debut, with Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg being the last pitcher to do so in 2010.
What a moment.
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