Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta had the game of his life Friday. Peralta’s Pitching and hitting performance led the Brewers to even the series at a game apiece, in the Brewers 2-0 win.
Peralta finished with a career high eight shutout innings, scattered three hits and struck out seven. After 110 pitches and with the Brewers in a save situation, Manager Ron Roenicke went with Francisco Rodriquez in the ninth and Rodriquez converted on his fourteenth consecutive save.
In a game that did not feature much offense, Peralta supplied the only two runs of the game in the fifth inning. Lyle Overbay led off the inning with a single followed by a Khris Davis struck out. Caleb Gindl, who was called up from AAA taking the roster spot from Jim Henderson who went on the 15-DL, walked then Jean Segura beat out what was a double play ball to reach on the fielder’s choice. With two outs and on the first pitch, Peralta smacked a double to right center allowing Overbay and Segura to score.
Besides Peralta driving in the only runs, Jonathan Lucroy had three hits out of the three spot in the batting order.
With the four game series tied at a game apiece, game three will feature Yovani Gallardo versus Johnny Cueto. Gallardo (2-0) has not had a decision in the last four outings. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10PM.