MILWAUKEE -- With talented young pitchers come growing pains.The Milwaukee Brewers know there will be plenty of outings this season in which Wily Peralta makes people take notice of his talent but that there will be plenty of other times where the young right-hander leaves them scratching their heads.
In four starts this season, the good Peralta has shown up for two outings, and the shaky version has come out in the other two. At age 23, ups and downs are going to be there. But as long as Brewers manager Ron Roenicke keeps seeing improvement, Peralta is going to learn on the fly in Milwaukee's starting rotation.
"When you think about Wily at the beginning of the year, in spring training, I thought this was going to happen," Roenicke said. "(I knew there was going to be) some not so good games. As long as we see some good ones from him, because of the upside that he has, I would like to give him every opportunity to do well.
But I don't know how far that goes and how bad it has to be...