Winning Pitcher: Jacob Turner
Losing Pitcher: Wily Peralta
The Marlins scored first off in the second inning. Casey McGehee led off with a single and Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove him in with a double. Wily Peralta looked a little shaky that inning, almost issuing a walk right after the run scored. Instead he was able to get two consecutive grounders to end the inning. He ran into some problems in the next inning too, but got out of a bases loaded jam without giving up a run.
Things got scary again in the fifth inning when Giancarlo Stanton walked to the plate with runners at the corners and only 1 out. However, much to my enjoyment, Peralta got Stanton to strike out. Casey McGehee ended the inning with a strikeout of his own after working the count to 3-0. If anything, it's these type of struggles that encourage me. It's been said many times by now, but in the past Peralta would really fall apart in these situations.
Wily Peralta ended his day with 6 innings pitched , 6 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts, and 1 run allowed. Once again he didn't have his best stuff, but that's still a solid outing. You'd like to see him not have too many round stretches like this, but the fact he was able to get out of jams, pitch 6 innings, and allow just the 1 run is at least encouraging.
The Brewers had a chance to score in the sixth but a big time running mistake by Carlos Gomez cost them that opportunity. Ryan Braun and Gomez had both hit singles in the inning and were at second and first bases respectively. Mark Reynolds then lined to left, but instead of stopping at second base Gomez tried to make to third. The throw to third was in time to get Gomez and it happened before Braun touched home plate. Ron Roenicke used his replay to no avail.
Tyler Thornburg came in for the seventh inning. He gave up a base hit to Adeiny Hechavarria who immediately stole second base. Jeff Baker drove him in with a single to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead. Christian Yelich drew a walk and there were runners at first and second with no outs for Derek Dietrich who grounded into a fielder's choice. Stanton batted with runners at the corners and one out. Thornburg struck him out. Then he got McGehee to ground out ending the inning. It was almost like a replay of the nightmare situation in the fifth inning.
The eighth inning was a strange one. Jean Segura led off with a single but battered Ryan Braun popped up on the first pitch. The Marlins fielder actually dropped the ball so Braun was safe, but Segura was caught in a situation where he just couldn't get too far from first and was thrown out at second base. The Marlins decided to do the Crew a solid by allowing Braun to advance on a wild pitch. Jonathan Lucroy then drove in the first run of the game with a deep double. It missed being a home run by inches. Carlos Gomez struck out, but an error by the Marlins allowed him to not only reach base safely, but get all the way to second. Mark Reynolds stepped to the plate with runners at second and third with 1 out. He popped it up to the infield. Marlins closer Steve Cihsek came in to face Scooter Gennett. He struck him out.
The Brewers ultimately lost 2-1. They're back at it tomorrow at 12:10 pm CT when Jimmy Nelson faces Randy Wolf.