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Brad Peacock | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Palm Beach (FL) JC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 41 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Brad Peacock fired 3 2/3 innings of no-hit, shutout baseball to earn a save in a 5-3 defeat of the Dodgers in World Series Game 3 on Friday.
What a time to earn the first save of his major league career. He was called upon to put down a potential Dodger rally in the sixth inning, entering the game with runners on second and third with one out. He ended up allowing both inherited runners to score -- the first on a fielder's choice grounder hit by Yasiel Puig and the second on a wild pitch. After that he was lights out, making it through the rest of the game without allowing a single ht. The Astros' bullpen has been shaky this post-season so manager A.J. Hinch opted to ride Peacock all the way and the gamble paid off. After throwing 53 pitches today it is unlikely Peacock will pitch again unless the series makes it back to Los Angeles on Tuesday. Oct 28 - 1:15 AM

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The Astros are expected to start either Brad Peacock or Lance McCullers in Game 4 of the ALCS.

Both Peacock and McCullers will be available in relief for Game 1, and who winds up starting Game 4 will be backs on who is -- or isn't -- used out of the bullpen. Peacock allowed three runs on six hits in just 2 2/3 innings in Game 3 of the ALDS, while McCullers gave up two runs across three frames in relief of Peacock.
Oct 13 - 4:33 PM

Brad Peacock struggled in a no-decision against the Red Sox in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

The right-hander fanned four on the afternoon and walked one. He was staked to an early 3-0 lead, but allowed the Red Sox to scratch out a run in the second and two more in the third before he was yanked in favor of Francisco Liriano. It's unclear if he'll get an opportunity to start again if the Astros advance past the Red Sox to the ALCS, or if he'll be shifted to the bullpen.
Oct 8 - 6:20 PM

Astros beat writer Jake Kaplan reports that Brad Peacock will start Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Charlie Morton will start Game 4 on Monday if the series advances that far. Peacock began the year in the Astros' bullpen and was promoted to the rotation at the end of May. He finished the regular season with a 13-2 record and a 3.00 ERA in 21 starts and 13 relief appearances. He notched 161 strikeouts in 132 innings.
Oct 6 - 7:22 PM

Brad Peacock limited the Red Sox to two runs over five innings to earn his 13th win of the season Thursday.

Peacock allowed four hits and a walk while striking out two in the effort. The win was his third in a row and improved him to 13-2 with a 3.00 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 161/57 K/BB ratio over 132 innings of work this year. The 29-year-old was one of the season's biggest revelations thanks in large part to those strong numbers, going from a fringy organizational arm to a bona fide rotation member. His next start should come for the Astros in the ALDS next week, something surely nobody expected to say when the season began.
Sep 29 - 1:29 AM

Brad Peacock allowed two runs over six innings in defeating the White Sox on Wednesday and improving to 12-2 this season.

Peacock allowed just one hit in his six frames, but it was a two-run homer off the bat of Yoan Moncada. Still, it didn't stop him from getting the win tonight. It was only a couple of weeks ago that there was talk of shifting him to the bullpen, but now he seems poised to start games for the Astros into October.
Sep 21 - 12:48 AM

Brad Peacock earned his 11th victory of the season on Thursday, limiting the Angels to one run on three hits over six strong innings.

The right-hander fanned three on the night while issuing three free passes. The only blemish on his evening was a solo home run off the bat of Luis Valbuena in the fourth inning. Now 11-2 on the season, Peacock owns an impressive 2.98 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 153/54 K/BB ratio across 121 innings. He'll take on the White Sox his next time out.
Sep 15 - 1:46 AM

Brad Peacock allowed two earned runs, five hits and no walks with nine strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Saturday in Oakland.

Peacock threw 60 of his 84 pitches for strikes. He did not walk a batter for the first time since May 15, a span of 20 starts. Peacock continues to have poor luck, as he is now winless over his past six outings despite the fact he has been pitching pretty well.
Sep 10 - 12:43 AM

Brad Peacock pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Mets in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Peacock has allowed just one run in three of his last five starts and one earned run in one of the others, but one still wonders if the Astros might move him to the pen at some point this month; now that they have Justin Verlander, they could have just one postseason rotation spot for Peacock, Charlie Morton and Collin McHugh if Lance McCullers Jr. makes it back. Peacock has pitched the best of the trio, but he's also the one most likely to be a real weapon out of the pen if the team wants to go that route.
Sep 2 - 11:50 PM

Brad Peacock pitched six innings and allowed just one run Saturday in a no-decision against the Angels.

Peacock left with a 5-1 lead, but the Astros decided this wasn't a night to use their better relievers and let Francisco Liriano, Francis Martes and Tyler Clippard combine to blow the game. Peacock is still 10-2 for the season, so he can't complain overly much.
Aug 27 - 1:25 AM

Brad Peacock took a loss Sunday after allowing three runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings against the A's.

Peacock struck out eight, but he also issued two walks and surrendered seven hits as he fell to 10-2 on the season. Marwin Gonzalez and Alex Bregman both committed errors behind him in the A's two-run top of the first inning. Peacock will carry a 3.21 ERA into his next start on the road against the Angels.
Aug 20 - 5:41 PM

Brad Peacock yielded four earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Diamondbacks.

Peacock was cruising until the bottom of the fourth, when the Diamondbacks plated three runs on three singles, two doubles, and a bases-loaded walk. The right-hander struck out nine batters in the afternoon outing and Houston eventually won the game in semi-blowout fashion, but the official victory went to rookie reliever Francis Martes. Peacock will carry a 10-1 record and 3.30 ERA into his next start at home against the A's.
Aug 15 - 7:06 PM

Brad Peacock allowed a lone run over 6 1/3 innings, scattering seven hits in a no-decision against the White Sox.

Peacock walked one and struck out five and left in line for his 11th win of the year, but the bullpen had some late hiccups to leave the right-hander without a say in the matter. It was still nice to see him perform well after a disastrous start his last time out. Thursday's showing was more in line with what the 29-year-old has done this year, as Peacock is 10-1 with a 3.07 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 112/44 K/BB ratio in what's been a breakout season. An interleague scrap with the Diamondbacks is on the agenda for Tuesday.
Aug 11 - 1:59 AM

Brad Peacock won despite giving up seven runs and three homers in six innings versus the Blue Jays on Friday.

Peacock moved to 10-1. It's the first time in 12 starts this year in which he's allowed more than four runs. The Astros were looking at moving Peacock back to the pen before Lance McCullers got hurt, but he's a mixed-league SP for as long as he's in the rotation.
Aug 4 - 11:38 PM

Brad Peacock will start Friday against the Blue Jays.

Peacock moved to the bullpen over the weekend after a rain-shortened start last week, and he had appeared in danger of possibly losing his rotation spot with Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh back from the disabled list. However, with Lance McCullers (back) now back on the DL, he'll slide back into the rotation.
Jul 31 - 5:54 PM

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C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
4Max Stassi
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
2Cameron Maybin
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Justin Verlander
3Lance McCullers
4Collin McHugh
5Charlie Morton
6Brad Peacock
7Brady Rodgers
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tyler Clippard
6Tony Sipp
7Jandel Gustave
8Francisco Liriano
9Michael Feliz
10Francis Martes
11Joe Musgrove
12Reymin Guduan
13Mike Fiers