MILWAUKEE -- A lack of command and a few fluky plays were a recipe for disaster early in the season for Wily Peralta. His emotions would get the best of him and the rookie would be done in by a big inning or two.
Peralta didn't have his best command Monday and his defense made a couple of errors behind him, but he stayed poised and found a way to fight through six innings without allowing an earned run. Sure, the Brewers were pleased with a 6-1 victory over the Cubs, but Peralta's continued mental and physical progression was the game's major takeaway.
"His command wasn't as good as we've seen it the last few games," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He still got us there though and didn't give up many runs. I think that's really important when he doesn't have his best command that he can still keep us in the game and he did.
"(Earlier this season) it would really get away from him and you would see the big innings. Hopefully this is a good sign that when he gets like this he's...