Brewcap: Peralta & Brewers Bombers Notch First W
Milwaukee Brewers got off to a rough start losing the first two games of the season. Good news was in both games, Milwaukee could have won the game. Bad news is a lot needed to be fixed. They handled business on Wednesday night getting their first victory of the year. Milwaukee won 6-1 thanks to the efforts of Wily Peralta, and Brewers hitting three home runs to carry the scoring.
Player of the Game: Wily Peralta (Brewers) – If this is a sign of things to come, Brewers fans will be happy. Peralta throws five innings of shutout ball with five strikeouts, one walk and three hits allowed. He did have 90 pitches in five innings in a homage to Yovani Gallardo, yet this is still encouraging stuff to see from the big right-hander. Milwaukee is a different team if he’s cooking again.
(Not) Player of the Game: Taylor Jungmann (Brewers) – While the comeback to the big leagues for Taylor Jungmann begins again in the bullpen, it was a rocky beginning on Wednesday night. He came into the game in the 9th inning to finish off the deal as Milwaukee led 6-0 thanks to Johnathan Villar adding a two-run shot late. Jungmann struggled giving up two hits and a walk allowing a run to come in. Rockies poised a threat before Neftali Feliz shut the down. The young pitcher needs to be better in spots like this one.
Player of the Game: Mark Reynolds (Rockies) – The former Brewer continues to be a terror. Reynolds was the only player on Rockies to have multiple hits in this game including driving in their lone run. I’m sure he’ll be bummed to leave Miller Park tomorrow.
Positive: Brewers new bats gets used to launching it out of Miller Park – Good to see the Brewers bombers take action in this game. Eric Thames hits his first home run in a long time in the Major Leagues sending a moonshot to left center. A couple batters later, Travis Show begins his campaign as the mayor of Ding Dong City with a two-run blast. Villar gave a little insurance with his first bomb of the year later in the game. Milwaukee’s offense is showing itself as dangerous averaging 5.3 runs per game for the first three.
Negative: Just finish the game – Can’t just have a clean shutout victory, eh? Need some drama in their lives as Brewers ninth was a bit of a mess as mentioned above.
Next up: Brewers and Rockies meet this afternoon for a day baseball matinee at the ballpark. Milwaukee sends Chase Anderson to the mound who pitched okay in Spring but loves giving up the deep ball. Colorado sends a rookie – Antonio Sentazalea to the mound. Brewers always seem to struggle with the young guns.