Brewers starter Wily Peralta went 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball, notching the win in a 3-1 Brewers victory over the Mets in New York on Wednesday night.
Peralta, who has been erratic at times this season, made his best start in nearly a month, limiting New York to four hits and one walk to set up a rubber game on Thursday night at 6:10 – the Brewers final road game o this trip.
After allowing three of the first five batters he faced to reach base, Peralta calmed down and retired 16 of his final 18 hitters, before manager Ron Roenicke went to the bullpen.
Scooter Gennett opened up the scoring for Milwaukee when he doubled to lead off the third and came around on Jonathan Lucroy’s RBI groundout. An inning later, Jean Segura knocked in Aramis Ramirez with a single to left, and finally in the fifth, Carlos Gomez‘s grounder to second base turned into an RBI single when Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom didn’t cover first base, scoring Ryan Braun.
Lucroy finished 3-for-5 with an RBI and two doubles, and is batting .444 in June.