MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 13: Corbin Burnes #39 of the Milwaukee Brewers delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on May 13, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
On Monday night, Brewers starter Freddy Peralta recorded the 500th strikeout of his young career. It’s a big milestone for the young starter, and it’s not the only one that’s been hit by a Brewers player this year.
Earlier this season, Brewers closer Josh Hader recorded his 500th strikeout, and did so in the fewest amount of game of any reliever in history. Andrew McCutchen recorded his 200th stolen base, another milestone. Now Peralta joins the club of players having reached a career milestone in 2022.
He’s not the first, and he won’t be the last.
Here are five more Milwaukee Brewers players who can reach statistical milestones in 2022.
Corbin Burnes – 500 career strikeouts (Current: 484)
In a testament to the strength of the Brewers pitching staff and how all these pitchers developed at the same time, the Brewers are poised to have three different pitchers reach 500 career strikeouts in the same season, all within a month of each other.
Josh Hader reached 500 Ks just over a week ago. Freddy Peralta just followed suit. Next, within his next two starts, Corbin Burnes is also slated to reach 500 strikeouts.
Burnes debuted just about six weeks after Peralta…