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The Milwaukee Brewers stopped its two-game slide by defeating the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. The Brewers (21-9) beat the Reds (13-16) 2-0, behind a dominating pitching and hitting performance from Wily Peralta.
Peralta went eight innings, giving up no runs on three hits while striking out seven. His earned run average now sits 2.04. His opponent, Mike Leake, also went eight innings but gave up a two-RBI double to Peralta and ended up taking the loss.
Brewers’ closer Francisco Rodriguez nabbed his 13th save in as many chances by pitching a clean inning in the ninth.
Let’s see who impacted the game the most, both positively and negatively.
1. Wily Peralta: He pitched eight innings of shut out ball and knocked in the only two runs of the game. He does it all.
2. Jonathan Lucroy: Lucroy upped his average to .311 with three hits (two singles and a double). He’s well on his way to making his first All-Star game.
3. Caleb Gindl: Gindl was called up after the Brewers placed Jim Henderson on the 15-day and immediately made an impact. He went 1-for-3 with a walk. He now has just as many walks as Khris Davis on the year.
1. Jay Bruce: He struck out four times in four at-bats, lowering his average to .216 on the season.
2. Roger Bernadina: He saw a total of five pitches in three at-bats and failed to reach base safely. Talk about being impatient.
3. Khris Davis: Another o-for-4 night with a strikeout. He’s batting average is .229 and has struck out 34 times.