Good morning everyone and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Brewer Daily News. Tonight, the Milwaukee Brewers will expect to see rookie starting pitcher Wily Peralta take the mound after leaving with an injury in his last start. Secondly, the Brewers (36-52) overcame the Cincinnati Reds (50-39) last night.
Peralta, 24, is expected to make the start tonight for the Brew Crew after missing pitching in this last Sunday’s game. In his last start on July 2 against the Washington Nationals, Peralta left in the sixth inning with tightness in his left hamstring.
“I feel pretty good,” Peralta said. “I’ve been running on the field. Did a couple of sprints today, and it feels 100 percent. I don’t feel anything right now. It’s going to be ready tomorrow.” – via Brewers.com
The team wasn’t sure if Peralta was going to be able to make the start this past weekend, thus giving Tom Gorzelanny the spot start. This season, Peralta is 5-9 with a 5.27 ERA, a 1.57 WHIP and has 56 strikeouts in 97.1 innings pitched in 2013.
Last night the Brewers beat the Reds 4-3. Kyle Lohse made the start for Milwaukee and was efficient, picking up his fifth win this season. Lohse pitched 6 2/3 innings while giving up three runs, nine hits, one walk and did not strike out a batter.
Relievers John Axford and Jim Henderson pitched a combined scoreless 1 1/3 innings. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth to acquire his ninth save of the season and got some help from Carlos Gomez who stole a two-homer from Joey Votto.
Homer Bailey started for Cincy and didn’t fare well, getting tagged with his seventh loss of the season. Bailey pitched 5 2/3 innings while giving up four runs, 10 hits, two walks and struck out three. In his last outing, Bailey threw the second no-hitter of his career.
The Brewers’ damage came early in the game when Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run homer, his 11th of the year, in the first inning. Jean Segura hit a double in the second inning that scored Lohse. In the third, Rickie Weeks hit a double that scored Juan Francisco.
Tonight the Brewers play in game two of the series against the Reds at 8:10 p.m. ET / 7:10 p.m. CT. As mentioned above, Peralta is scheduled to make the start for Milwaukee while Tony Cingrani (3-0, 3.40 ERA) will be out on the hill for Cincinnati.