Lucas Giolito pitched like an ace, as his stuff was not there, but he kept the Brewers to one run through six complete innings. This quality start did see six hits given up and five walks, but Lucas muscled through his lack of control and a few pitches with a lack of framing. He did notch three strikeouts and struck out twice himself, but he kept his team in great position to win.
Giolito’s 91 pitches can be analyzed below:
Freddy Peralta, in his abbreviated start to keep him fresh him for the playoffs, went four innings. He only allowed three baserunners: an Andrew Vaughn double, Leury García walk, and Zack Collins intentional walk. All three of these plays occurred in the second inning, which loaded the bases with two outs just for Lucas Giolito to strike out and end the inning. I love National League baseball.
Regardless, Peralta did his job while also striking out five. His…