Wily Peralta has been one of baseball's best pitchers this month.
It's been a welcome departure from his struggles for the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this season, which began with a mediocre performance against the Colorado Rockies.
Now, Peralta gets a second chance against the Rockies as he takes the mound at Coors Field on Friday night.
Peralta (7-9, 4.30 ERA) posted a 5.58 ERA through his first 17 starts, including a 7-3 loss to Colorado on April 3 in which he gave up four runs in 5 1-3 innings.
But the right-hander has reversed his fortunes of late and has given up one earned run in 29 1-3 innings over four July starts for a major league-best 0.31 ERA.
Peralta has also thrown at least seven innings in each of his last three outings after doing so just twice in his previous 18. His strikeout totals of eight and seven in his last two games are his highest this year.
"Wily, he's throwing strikes is the biggest thing," manager Ron Roenicke told the team's official website after...