Freddy Peralta continues to struggle as a starter for the Brewers. It didn’t get any better Monday night in Houston. The Astros roughed him up pretty bad as they went on to top the Brewers 10-8.
Peralta was coming off a good start against the Miami Marlins giving up only four hits and one run. That success didn’t carry over to Houston. He allowed eight hits and six runs in four-plus innings including two of the Astros’ four home runs. Peralta went to 3-3 with a 5.81 earned run average in 13 outings.
#Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he thought some of balls Astros hit hard off Peralta weren't terrible pitches, which raises the question: Are hitters merely sitting on fastballs from him? Counsell said they must figure out if that's what is happening.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 12, 2019
Yasmani Grandal got the Brewers off to a good start in the first inning with a two-out single that plated a run. Milwaukee had a chance to do more damage with bases loaded but Jesus Aguilar grounded out.
Christian Yelich continued his terrific season smacking a MLB-leading 25th home run. It was his fourth home run over his last nine games.
The Brewers made it interesting in the ninth. They kept battling as Grandal smacked a three-run homer to pull them within two.
Next up, the Brewers (38-29) will try to avoid the two-game sweep against the Astros (46-22). Brandon Woodruff (8|1, 3.87 ERA, 90 SO) will get the start for Milwaukee opposite of Justin Verlander (9|2, 2.31 ERA, 110 SO). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm.