WP: Aaron Nola (3-7) | LP: Wily Peralta (3-7)
HR: Maikel Franco (10), Jimmy Paredes (2), Cameron Rupp (4)
How many more chances will Wily Peralta get? With Matt Garza's return on the horizon, his time may be up soon.
It was not a good day for Peralta at all. He fell behind 1-0 quick with an RBI groundout in the first inning. That increased to 2-0 on a Maikel Franco home run in the third inning, and a Cesar Hernandez triple in the fourth drove in another to make it 3-0.
Peralta completely unraveled in the fifth inning. Odubel Herrera led off with a single, then a stolen base and sacrifice bunt moved Herrera to third. Peralta intentionally walked Franco to pitch to Tommy Joseph, who initially hit a home run, but it was overturned to a ground-rule double on replay to increase the lead to 4-0. Nick Ramirez came in next and allowed back-to-back home runs to the first two batters he faced before getting the next two out to end the inning. The final line for Peralta was six runs allowed (five earned) in 4.1 innings, with seven hits and two walks, along with a lone strikeout.
Meanwhile, the Brewers offense was able to get to Aaron Nola, but Nola kept them off the scoreboard. The Brewers scattered eight hits against Nola, but all of them were singles. They also had two walks, but Nola's nine strikeouts helped keep the Brewers in check. They did get one run off of a Ramon Flores RBI single that drove in Domingo Santana. Beyond that, they were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.
Jacob Barnes and Jhan Marinez got some work in today as well. Barnes allowed a hit in a scoreless sixth inning, and Marinez allowed three hits over two scoreless innings.
After splitting the series with the Phillies, the Brewers have a day off before returning home for a six-game homestand, starting with two against the Athletics as Khris Davis returns to Miller Park. In the first game, Sean Manaea faces Zach Davies, who is coming off the best start of his career. First pitch is at 7:10 pm.