Per Milwaukee Brewers Beat Writer Adam McCalvy and the Milwaukee Brewers Twitter account, Wily Peralta is being recalled from AAA Colorado Springs as Junior Guerra is headed to the DL with elbow soreness.
“[Guerra] didn’t really have any problems during his start or after his start,” manager Craig Counsell said. “On Thursday, he was a little sore.”
Peralta struggled this year and was demoted back in June with a 6.68 ERA. In 10 starts with Colorado Springs Peralta is 1-3 with a 6.31 ERA, and Counsell thinks that he’ll be ready to show what he’s worked on since being demoted:
“He struggled at the beginning, and then he got on a little bit of a roll,” Counsell said. “We’ll see. I think he understood some things he needed to work on, and hopefully we get some results from it.”
Wily Peralta gets the start Tuesday against Atlanta in what will hopefully be a better showing than earlier in the season. Peralta has faired better in Colorado Springs striking out 39 in 41 1/3 innings of work down there.
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Given that he’s been pitching in Colorado Springs, his high ERA isn’t as worrisome as it should be. Pitching there isn’t exactly the best environment for prospects:
His 39 strikeouts, however, are a good sign as his K/9 rate is 8.49 down in Colorado Springs as opposed to the 5.73 K/9 rate he was posting with the Milwaukee Brewers before being demoted back in June.
Jimmy Nelson is still struggling down in AA Biloxi, so Junior’s elbow inflammation is probably Peralta with the chance to show that he was worked out, at least some of, the problems which were plaguing him when the season started.
If you look at his ERA solely, he wasn’t that much better, but this might be for the Milwaukee Brewers than Peralta. They in all likelihood want to see if it’s worth actually keeping Wily around once the offseason comes around.