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What We Learned: Wily Peralta needs a DL stint

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The Brewers will need a replacement starter for the first time this season after Wily Peralta goes on the disabled list. We discuss that and more in today's What We Learned.

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Over the course of the extended weekend, the Brewers managed to only record one win in their four games. That win came in Friday's game, when the Brewers put together an 11-0 beatdown of the Braves. However, the one negative from the game was Wily Peralta's early departure with tightness in his side. Initially, it was believed that Peralta would still make his next start. However, that idea was killed yesterday when Peralta was placed on the 15-day DL with an oblique strain that would take 4-6 weeks to heal

The immediate question for now is who will make Wednesday's start for the Brewers. Taylor Jungmann and Tyler Thornburg are the Brewers best options in Colorado Springs, but both would have to pitch on short rest to pitch Wednesday. Tyler Cravy is another option, but he is not on the 40-man roster. However, he would be pitching on regular rest, and the Brewers do have a 40-man roster spot open. The Brewers could also elect to go with a bullpen day since they have an off-day on Thursday, with Michael Blazek pitching a few innings to start. Blazek could then transition to the rotation, though that would take a very effective reliever out of the bullpen. This is further complicated by the fact that the Brewers will soon be down a reliever for a few days pending the results of the appeal of Will Smith's suspension.

With the Brewers non-contenders at this point in the season, this injury doesn't hurt as much as it would in a contending year. That being said, the Brewers don't want to lose Peralta for too long. For now, a new face will be joining the rotation for the month of June.

This Weekend's Results

Brewers 11, Braves 0

The Brewers got a present on Friday when scheduled starter Alex Wood was scratched and the Braves started Eric Stults instead. They got on the board in the first with a two-run home run from Ryan Braun, and then blew the game open with a seven-run fourth inning. The only negative of the game was Wily Peralta's early departure with a side strain, but the bullpen, led by Michael Blazek, combined for five shutout innings to keep the Braves in check.

Braves 3, Brewers 2

Following Friday's game, it appeared as though the Brewers had used up all of their offense for the series in one game. The Brewers did get an early 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and fourth innings, but couldn't tack on any more. Meanwhile, the bullpen kept the Brewers in the game until the eleventh inning, when Jace Peterson would hit a walk-off hit to give the Braves a 3-2 win.

Braves 2, Brewers 1

The struggles of the offense continued into Sunday. Despite a good start from Jimmy Nelson, the offense couldn't figure out Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz and were held to one run in the game. Elian Herrera drove in the Brewers only run on a sacrifice fly.

Giants 8, Brewers 4

Returning home, the Brewers got a lift on offense from Khris Davis and Ryan Braun. Davis hit two solo home runs in the game, though the first was contested when Bruce Bochy argued that Khris Davis didn't touch home plate. Davis also accounted for three of the Brewers four runs. He scored the third on a monster home run from Ryan Braun, measured as the longest home run hit by a right-handed hitter in Miller Park history. However, Kyle Lohse and Jeremy Jeffress blew up in the sixth inning, allowing the Giants to score seven runs. The Brewers couldn't recover from that as the offense was held to five hits total, and only one baserunner in the last four innings combined.

Brewers News & Notes

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Other Notes

Minor League Update
Team Level Record Yesterday Today
Colorado Springs Sky Sox AAA 16-27 Friday: Colorado Springs 7, Salt Lake 2
Saturday: Salt Lake 3, Colorado Springs 2
Sunday: Salt Lake 9, Colorado Springs 8
Monday: Las Vegas 9, Colorado Springs 2
Colorado Springs @ Las Vegas
Biloxi Shuckers AA 27-18 Friday: Biloxi 4, Birmingham 1
Saturday: Birmingham 2, Biloxi 0
Sunday: Birmingham 6, Biloxi 4
Monday: Biloxi 7, Birmingham 2
Biloxi @ Chattanooga
Brevard County Manatees A+ 18-25 Friday: Brevard County 2, Fort Myers 1
Saturday: Fort Myers 3, Brevard County 1
Sunday: Fort Myers 4, Brevard County 0
Charlotte @ Brevard County
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers A 13-32 Friday: Wisconsin 4, Kane County 0
Saturday: Wisconsin 5, Kane County 3
Sunday: Kane County 2, Wisconsin 0
Monday: Kane County 6, Wisconsin 3
Wisconsin @ Cedar Rapids

News & Notes

NL Central Update
Team W L
Cardinals 29 16
Cubs 24 20
Pirates 22 22
Reds 18 26
Brewers 16 30

Today's Division Games

  • Marlins (Jose Urena) @ Pirates (Jeff Locke) - 6:05 pm
  • Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann) @ Cubs (Kyle Hendricks) - 6:05 pm
  • Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa) @ Reds (Michael Lorenzen) - 6:10 pm
  • Diamondbacks (Archie Bradley) @ Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) - 7:15 pm
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Today's Action

The Brewers will attempt to get back on track in game two of their series against the Giants. Matt Garza will face Madison Bumgarner in tonight's matchup. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.