Peralta’s Rough 1st Inning Determines the 6-2 Loss

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Sep 10, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta (38) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 10, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta (38) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Wily Peralta and the Brewers lost yesterday 6-2 as the Dodgers scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st. Peralta gave up 3 ERs as his wild pitch along with Colin Walsh’s fielding error on Alex Guerrero’s ground ball helped the Dodgers further the inning and eventually win the game. But, Peralta wasn’t too worried about the start.

“I think it went pretty good,” Peralta said. “Gave up a couple runs but I got a lot of ground balls, and that’s what I want. That means that the sinker is working.”

His overall pitching line of 3.2 IP, 3 ERs, 5 Ks, and 1 BB seemed to be nothing different as his last outing against the Royals last Wednesday as he did much the same giving up 3 ERs. Manager Craig Counsell compared the outing to another pitcher whose had recent struggles during Spring Training.

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“It was a little similar to Chase Anderson yesterday,” he said. “The first inning, he got five ground balls and we got our glove on three of them. Colin makes that play and it’s a (two-run) inning.”

The only run on the board for the Brewers came from Jonathan Lucroy’s RBI single in the top of the 6th. He had 3 ABs as he went 1-2 with a BB along with his RBI single. He continued to play DH as Manny Pina and Adam Weisenburger split time playing catcher yesterday.

The only other run scored by the Brewers was an RBI by Nate Orf in the top of the 9th on a force out scoring Josmil Pinto. At the very least, Domingo Santana added another hit going 1-3 now having a .556 batting average in Cactus League.

Tomorrow the Brewers have an off day for once, but continue play on Wednesday as they face young LHP Carlos Rodon and the White Sox. The Brewers starter hasn’t been decided yet, but the game will be starting at 3:05 CT at Maryvale Baseball Park and can be seen on Fox Sports Wisconsin.

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