After yesterday’s rough outing for Chase Anderson against the Reds in a 7-6 loss for the Brewers, his ERA still somehow dropped to 10.13 as Ryan Braun’s fielding error only gave him one earned run during his 4 innings of work. While, Brewers fans know not to expect perfect pitching in Spring Training, you’d be at odds expecting Peralta’s ERA to go above Anderson’s as it jumped to 11.70 yesterday.
In 2.2 IP, he allowed 7 ER, 1 BB, and 0 Ks and the Brewers took their 8th loss this Spring Training as they got ousted by the Angels 15-7.
“Seriously, a tough day,” said Peralta, “I had a hard time executing my pitches. I was up in the zone. My bullpens have been great. I just need to get back to executing. When the season comes, I’m going to be fine.”
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While, difficult to point out the positives in a 8-run loss, reliever Will Smith had his 6th scoreless inning and Jeremy Jeffress made his first appearance this spring coming back from a hamstring strain. All went well as he went 1 IP, 1 H, 2 Ks and 0 ERs.
“I felt good,” said Jeffress. “I was just excited to get out there. I’ve still got some little stuff to work on. I threw one split-finger to see how it is. Overall, I felt good. It was a good outing. I went right at them.”
Although, the game wasn’t close after the Angels’ 8 runs in the bottom of the 3rd, the Brewers didn’t lack offense. They had a total of 13 hits including Ramon Flores’ 2-RBI double that gave him the most RBIs for the day. Jonathan Lucroy and Martin Maldonado were among others in the starting lineup to drive in runs with singles in the top of the 2nd.
Today, the Brewers face the Dodgers back at their home ballpark of Maryvale Baseball Park at 3:05 CDT. Jimmy Nelson comes in for his 3rd outing of Cactus League as he’s gone 4 IP with a 2.25 ERA. He’ll face first-year Dodger Scott Kazmir who comes in with a 17.18 ERA in 3.2 IP.