The Milwaukee Brewers will give Matt Garza his first start of the season in San Francisco on Tuesday night against the Giants. To make room in the rotation, the Brewers sent opening day starter Wily Peralta to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Peralta earned a win in his last outing on Saturday, improving to 4-7. He worked five innings, allowing three runs on five hits, walking one and striking out four.
But Peralta, in 13 starts this season, carried an ERA of 6.68. He’s allowed a major-league high 97 hits over 66 innings with 42 strikeouts. He pitched six innings in just two of his starts this season.
Peralta is the second starter sent down to the minors this season. Taylor Jungman was also optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs earlier and has struggled. In his eight starts with the Sky Sox, Jungmann is 1-3 with a 9.87 ERA.