Sunday we will try it again. Brad Peacock will be returning for another stint in the major leagues as he will be the starting pitcher for the series finale against the Twins.
Brad Peacock (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
Overall, Peacock’s time in major leagues so far this season has not exactly gone to plan. The right hander started five games for the Astros so far this season and has appeared in nine games total. Peacock will be taking an 8.07 ERA into his Sunday start against the Twins in what could be an audition that will determine is role for the rest of the season.
Peacock will be making the start in place of Dallas Keuchel who Bo Porter was forced to use in relief during Friday’s 13 inning loss. Keuchel has been back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen all season, so if Peacock is successful tomorrow, it is very possible that he will take the lefty’s rotation spot.
We all know that Peacock can throw hard, its just the matter of him finding the strike zone. But more importantly, what he needs to do is keep his pitch counts down as that was his biggest problem in his earlier stints.
The 25 year old right hander has made 13 starts so far this season for Oklahoma City after failing to stick with the Astros. In those starts, Peacock has had success recording a 2.73 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. More importantly, he has been able to strike hitters out with 76 in 79 innings. If he is going to be successful for the rest of this season, that is what Peacock must do.