BrewCap: Freddy Finds His Nasty Stuff Again
Freddy Peralta had an interesting season to say the least. He hasn’t been a gascan for this team. He hasn’t been one of the better pitchers in baseball. Peralta is a perfect middle of the road pitcher. There have been ups and downs throughout the way. Yesterday afternoon was definitely an up. Peralta went seven innings strong with no runs allowed and seven strikeouts only allowing three hits today. He has the man. It’s the second time he’s went into the seventh innings with the other being versus Kansas City. If Peralta gets move to the bullpen for Zach Davies, this is a hulluva to finish your season as a starte.
Player of the Game: Freddy Peralta – Obviously, this is the answer. I think Peralta gives Brewers fans a peek into what the future might look for him. He dominated the Reds bats who gave him so much trouble the first time around. He had a great first inning of work which is key to his success. He did not give a hit until the fourth inning. Massive performance by Young Fred.
Silver Star: Christian Yelich – Maybe this guy needed to be back home in his bed? Christian Yelich had a great afternoon at the plate breaking out of the cold spell. He went 4-for-4 with a home run, one run scored and he drove in another run later in the game. Yelich is a stud, man. He’s the fan favorite for good reason on this ball team. He’s a joy to watch night in and night out
Honorable Mention: Lorenzo Cain – While Yelich was great, Cain played almost as well with three hits in five tries. The Brewers 1-2 punch of Yelich and Cain went 7-for-9 with a home run and three RBIs, that’s pretty amazing. Cain came through with an infield single that scored the final run of the game for Milwaukee.
Next up: Brewers will stay in Milwaukee and take on a scuffling Pittsburgh. They cannot seem to score runs. Pirates have Milwaukee’s number, though, as they’ve been tough versus the Crew. Brewers send Wade Miley to the hill looking for a bounce back after a tough start in St. Louis while Pittsburgh goes with Joe Musgrove.