Make it four Milwaukee pitchers who have earned All-Star status in 2021.
Brewers starter Freddy Peralta is headed to his first All-Star Game, replacing teammate Brandon Woodruff on the NL All-Star team.
Manager Craig Counsell shared the news after Milwaukee's 2-0 loss to Cincinnati on Friday night. Woodruff is scheduled to pitch for the Brewers on Sunday, their final game before the break, which would have prevented him from pitching in Tuesday's All-Star Game.
Peralta joins fellow Brewers hurlers Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader on the NL roster. It's the first time in franchise history that four Milwaukee pitchers have received All-Star honors in the same season. The trio of Burnes, Hader and Woodruff previously set the bar.
Peralta (7-3) deserves the nod. His 2.23 ERA ranks sixth among MLB starters. Peralta also ranks fifth in WHIP (.903), sixth in K/9 IP (12.48) and eighth in strikeouts (129).
“I was waiting for this moment," Peralta said. "It’s a dream come true.”