Win: Wily Peralta (14-6)
Loss: Jake Peavy (1-12)
Save: Francisco Rodriguez (34)
How lucky are the Brewers to have Wily Peralta? The 25-year-old righty is in just his second season and is already showing the composure and stuff of a potential future ace, something the Brewers have struggled to get out of their minor league system.
Peralta was certainly on point today, acting like a stopper to the team's recent slide. He turned in one of his best performances of the season by tossing 6.2 innings against the Giants, allowing one run on seven hits. He walked one, but struck out a career-high nine batters, including two whiffs by former MVP Buster Posey.
That performance made up for a mediocre showing by the offense against Jake Peavy. The Brewers got to him early for a run when Ryan Braun doubled after Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy led off with a single apiece. The Giants tied it in the fifth, but Milwaukee roared back the next inning.
Aramis Ramirez led off the sixth with a double and scored the go-ahead run when Khris Davis launched a ground-rule double. Davis moved to third on a single, then came in for the third run of the game on a Mark Reynolds sacrifice fly. Jeremy Jeffress, Will Smith and Francisco Rodriguez held the lead to give Milwaukee the win.
The Brewers have another tough matchup next as the Los Angeles Dodgers come to town. First pitch tomorrow is scheduled for 7:10 CT.