Win: Johnny Cueto (4-0)
Loss: Wily Peralta (4-8)
HR: Gomez (12), Bruce (12)
MVP: Carlos Gomez (.056 WPA)
LVP: Wily Peralta (-.195 WPA)
Fangraphs "Win" Expectancy Graph
Wily Peralta is just not doing a whole lot to inspire much confidence this season. He wasn't overwhelmingly bad today, but he just is not looking like a pitcher that teams would be afraid to face. The Reds scored all five of their runs runs against Peralta, with one of those being unearned. Peralta lasted 5.1 innings and allowed seven hits and two walks. He struck out just two batters.
The Brewers bats didn't give the Reds much troubles, either. Johnny Cueto shut them down pretty effectively in his first start back from his latest DL stint. Carlos Gomez hit a solo home run in the first inning for Milwaukee's only run.
After Gomez's homer, the Brewers collected just six hits. Jonathan Lucroy had two of them, and his double was the only other extra-base hit.
Even worse for Brewers hitters is the fact that they failed to draw a walk, yet still struck out nine times. After Cueto's six innings, Alfredo Simon finished the final three innings. Alfredo Simon isn't really that good. Alfredo Simon struck out six batters over those three innings.
The Brewers play again tomorrow, but this time they get to face the Houston Astros as the two teams begin an interleague series. That should be a sight for sore eyes.