WP: Wily Peralta (2-5)
LP: Matt Cain (2-2)
SV: Francisco Rodriguez (23)
At some point, Gerardo Parra will be traded. What his value will be when that happens remains to be seen, but it's not going down.
Parra continued his hot stretch on Tuesday night against the Giants. He went 3-for-4 in the game, hitting a single, double, and triple with those three hits, and would have had a shot at the cycle had someone got on base in the ninth inning. In the last two months, he is hitting .350/.402/.556 with 33 runs scored, 7 home runs, and 17 RBI. His batting average has jumed from .269 to .324, and his OBP from .296 to .367. His value can't get much higher than this. Hopefully Doug Melvin will be able to pull the trigger on a trade soon that will get the most out of that value.
Meanwhile, Wily Peralta had a strong start in his first game back. He pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He held the Giants scoreless for six innings, but allowed two baserunners to start the seventh before being pulled. Will Smith allowed both runners to score (changing the runs to Peralta), but nothing beyond that.
Elsewhere on offense, Jonathan Lucroy was the only other Brewer with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 in the game. Adam Lind returned to the lineup after missing two games with a back injury, and went 1-for-3 with two RBI. Meanwhile, Ryan Braun remained out of the lineup with his tight back.
The three-game series wraps up tomorrow afternoon against the Giants. Mike Fiers makes the start in the rubber match for the Brewers, and Jake Peavy opposes for the Giants. First pitch is at 2:45 pm.