The Milwaukee Brewers erupted for five runs in the first inning last night and they held on for a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park.
Entering Wednesday’s game, the Brewers had scored just five first-inning runs in their previous 27 games. Last night, they scored five runs in the first and it was like Christmas in the month of May for Wily Peralta.
Peralta entered the game with an 0-4 record in his first five starts. But he’s pitched better than an 0-4 record. He got little run support. But last night was different.
Scooter Gennett and Adam Lind clubbed two run homers in the first and Martin Maldonado added a run scoring single to make it 5-0.
Peralta went to work from there. He allowed three runs (2 earned) on seven hits while striking out six in eight innings to earn his first win of the season. [Read more…]