Milwaukee Brewers Avoid Sweep With Win in Series Finale


Despite Posting a 7.40 ERA today, Wily Peralta was given the victory as the Milwaukee Brewers cruised past the Philadephia Phillies 8-5

Box Score

The Phillies came out early looking to put the dagger in the series scoring a run off of Wily Peralta in the second and third innings. Peralta looked better than before, but still put up shaky numbers on the day.

The Milwaukee Brewers weren’t going to go up without a fight, though. Ryan Bruan hit a solo shot in the fourth, and then a sac fly from Aaron Hill tied the game all up.

Not to be outdone the Phillies scored two runs in the sixth, giving them back the lead. Scooter Gennett answered with a solo shot to start off the bottom of the sixth.

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Brauny came back with a single; Chris Carter continued with a double and Kirk Nieuwenhuis brought them both in, giving the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 lead. The Brewers never relinquished the lead after that as they avoided the second sweep by the Phillies since 2014.

Peralta started off the game looking better than he had in his previous three games, but it was short lived as his finished the game with a 7.40 ERA.

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While there were signs of improvement from Peralta, he’s not quite performing at that level that many hope he will play at during the season.

What’s Next

The Milwaukee Brewers are off tomorrow. On Tuesday, they start a three-game series against the Cubs with Jimmy Nelson facing off against Kyle Hendricks. First pitch is at 7:05 CT. Nelson is the lone bright spot in the Milwaukee Brewers starting rotation as they have a league worst ERA of 6.22.

The Chicago Cubs meanwhile have the second lowest ERA in the League at 2.48, the Washington Nationals currently lead with an average ERA of 2.20.