BrewCap: Peralta’s Perfect Debut
Freddy Peralta headed to the mound on Sunday afternoon in front of his parents for the first time in his professional career. No one expected what we saw from the young gun on Sunday. He dominated out there with 13 strikeouts only allowing one hit and two walks. It was a masterful performance. Peralta made a name for himself overnight with Brewers fans, and put Major League Baseball on notice.
Player of the Game: Freddy Peralta -> This isn’t a surprise to anyone. We talked about him on the Daily Tap later today as well. It’s hard not be glowing about him at this moment or overreact about what he did on Sunday. He’s going to be a part of the rotation for at least another round, and hopefully, there’s a start at Miller Park for him as well. If he goes out and does half that the second time around, the hype would be off the charts.
Gold star: Tyler Saladino -> How many mediocre middle infielders does it take to get it right? Sogard was a bust. Nick Franklin busted his hamstring. Saladino may be the answer. He sparked the 10th inning rally to put the Brewers up 11-10 on Friday. Then today, he went 2-4 in the 8th hole scoring two runs plus adding an RBI double. Maybe, there’s something there for him. We’ll see if he’s going to get some starts in the next week.
Honorable mention: Jesus Aguilar -> Even though Aguilar only had one hit, it was a big one. Jesus had a massive three-run homer off Jon Gray to put Milwaukee ahead by seven runs and broke the game wide open for the Brewers. Big time knock by Zeus.
Milwaukee heads to Arizona to start three with the first-place Diamondbacks. Arizona is not having a good month of May. D’Backs lost five straight games, and they’ve won three games in the month of May.