The Milwaukee Brewers bullpen that has been used often over the last week or so took another blow tonight as starter, Wily Peralta labored through his 2.2 inning start tonight. With his velocity down and his control off, Peralta simply did not look like himself tonight in his shortest outing of the year.
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Instead of throwing in the mid-90’s, Peralta was struggling to throw above 90 throughout the night. Craig Counsell and Dan Wright both came out to check on him in the second and while he had a better start to the third inning, he was removed before the inning ended. In all he threw 71 pitches (34 strikes) allowing four runs (two earned) in 2.2 innings of work. Though nothing has initially been announced, an injury looks to be apparent.
Although Peralta was dominant in his rehab, he has had mixed results since his return from injury. While he had back to back quality starts in the middle of August, Peralta has had two starts where he allowed six earned runs and often has not looked like that pitcher who has taken the next step this year.
While no indication was made with the injury, upcoming off days and September call-ups should help to give the team some much needed relief. Should the Brewers need a fifth starter, options like Zach Davies or Tyler Thornburg could be the next in line to make that start. Here is to hoping that Wily’s rough outing simply had to do with being an off night.