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Peralta and the Brewers spoil Toronto’s home opener

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Milwaukee helps the Blue Jays get off to their worst start in franchise history.

Milwaukee Brewers v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

WP: Wily Peralta
LP: J.A. Happ
S: Neftali Feliz (2)

Home Runs: Keon Broxton (1), Domingo Santana (2)

It was long, it wasn’t always pretty, but the Milwaukee Brewers have won the first road game of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 4 to 3.

The win was definitely a team effort, with a strong start from Wily Peralta, three scoreless innings from the Brewer bullpen, some shared offense and key some great defensive plays from a player who did little to nothing with his bat.

The key here is the second consecutive strong start from Peralta. He went 6 innings, challenging Toronto’s offense with his fastball that the stadium gun was clocking at 98 mph at times. He did allow three runs and all of those runs were driven in by the Blue Jays’ Troy Tulowitzki. Although spotty with his location, Peralta managed to strike out 7 Toronto batters and, most importantly, extended most of the bullpen’s much needed break after yesterday’s day off. After all, the bullpen help the game in extra innings on Friday and then would come in after short starts on Saturday and Sunday. They should now be well rested for this road trip, at least for now.

While Wily was on the mound, the Brewers offense got to work, particularly Keon Broxton and Domingo Santana. Keon led off the scoring with a long home run to left in the first. Then, Santana got Travis Shaw to touch home plate with a single.

The Brewers would give up a run but come back in the third when Keon sped to home base on an infield grounder by Shaw. Then, leading only by 3-2, Domingo would take a Toronto’s J.A, Happ deep to right, and Jared Hughes would like you to ignore what happened on the tail end.

Not everyone had a great day at the plate, and I mainly mean Orlando Arcia, who went 0 for 4 with 3 Ks. While Arcia didn’t contribute anything with his bat, he did plenty with his glove, like this web gem where he broke out his signature spin move.

The final outs were recorded by Neftali Feliz who plowed through the Blue Jays’ lineup with a fastball that was touching 101 mph. He recorded his second career Brewers save after a perfect inning.

Milwaukee goes to game two and the series finale tomorrow. We’ll see Chase Anderson (0-0, 1.50 ERA) take the mound for Milwaukee against Marcus Stroman (1-0, 1.42 ERA) for the Jays. First pitch is at 6:07 p.m. (hopefully for real this time).