Hello again everyone and welcome to the Tuesday morning edition of Brewer Daily News. Heading into his last start of the season, Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher Wily Peralta may sit out, leaving the door open for Jimmy Nelson. In the second bit of news, last night the Brewers (70-86) shutout the Atlanta Braves (92-64).
In his previous start, Peralta experienced some pain on his hand with a blister, something that could keep him out of his final start of the season. If that were to be the case, Nelson would take his spot in the rotation to make his first major league start.
“What I really don’t want … is if he goes back out there and goes through the same thing he went through yesterday,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “I was glad he went out there and he continued to try to pitch and get through it.” – via Brewers.com
Nelson has only pitched in three games since making his debut on September 6, but has thrown five scoreless innings. For Peralta, in his rookie season, he is 11-15 with an ERA of 4.37 in 32 games started.
Last night the Brew Crew blanked the Braves 5-0. Marco Estrada made the start for Milwaukee and was brilliant, picking up his seventh win. Estrada pitched seven dominant innings, allowing only two hits, three walks and struck out six. Rob Wooten and Michael Blazek pitched a combined two scoreless innings of relief
For the Braves, Mike Minor took the hill and did well, but received his eighth loss. Minor went seven innings and surrendered three runs on eight hits, no walks and struck out six. Reliever Anthony Varvaro gave up two runs in one inning pitched.
Carlos Gomez got things going for the Brewers in the first inning with a solo home run, his 22nd. Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run shot in the fifth later followed by Aramis Ramirez who smacked a solo homer in the eighth. Soon after that, Sean Halton would score on a throwing error when Yuniesky Betancourt hit a ball to the shortstop.
Tonight the teams play in game two of the series at 7:10 p.m. ET / 6:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Tyler Thornburg (3-1, 1.96 ERA) for Milwaukee and Freddy Garcia (4-7, 4.52 ERA) for Atlanta.