Peralta’s 2nd Shaky Start Produces the Same Result

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Apr 9, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta (38) hands the baseball to manager Craig Counsell (30) after being pulled from the game during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta (38) hands the baseball to manager Craig Counsell (30) after being pulled from the game during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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On Opening Day, Wily Peralta had 4 IP, 4 ER, 2 BBs, 2 Ks and coming into last night’s game, he hoped to outdo his 1st start and produce the 3rd straight win for the Brewers. Early on, signs showed the results were about to be the same.

As fans continue to question why Peralta was selected as the Opening Day starter, he hoped to have a solid outing and keep them quiet. Unfortunately, the doubting fans saw what they expected as the bases were loaded with 0 outs in 1st inning. Although, Peralta got out of the inning with 2 sacrifice flies from Colby Rasmus and Tyler White, it made fans wonder how long he would last.

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After Scooter Gennett’s RBI single in the bottom of the 3rd that put the Brewers down 2 in a 3-1 game after Rasmus’ solo HR in the top of the 3rd, Peralta hoped to at least have an outing where he gave the Brewers offense a chance. But, in the top of the 5th, Rasmus’ 2-run shot to right field, then White’s HR to center field put the Astros up 6-1.

Peralta’s final line of the game was 4.1 IP, 6 ER, 4 BBs, 4 Ks, 3 HRs. His ERA went up to 10.80. But, luckily the relief pitching cleared the way for the offense going 4.2 IP without giving up an ER.

As Brewers fans thought that might be the game, the offense put up a fight. Domingo Santana’s groundout RBI and Gennett’s home run to right field in the bottom of the 5th along with Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ solo shot in the same direction in the bottom of the 6th made it a game at 6-4.

In the 9th, the Brewers tried to lengthen the game as Yadiel Rivera singled and Jonathan Villar walked, but Domingo Santana grounded out ending the game and splitting the series 1-1 coming into today’s game. Both teams are now 2-3.

Today, the Astros have their ace, Dallas Keuchel, who comes in 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 5 Ks, while the Brewers have Jimmy Nelson who is 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 3 Ks.

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