It had been awhile since the Milwaukee Brewers had seen the upside of Wily Peralta flash before their eyes. After four losses in a row, Peralta showed Saturday why the Brewers have shown patience in his development.
Putting forth his best effort of the season, Peralta worked a season-high seven innings, allowed just two runs in Milwaukee's 4-3 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.
The win clinched the Brewers' first series win since April 30-May 1, and Milwaukee will go for its first series sweep since April 19-21 in Sunday's series finale.
Though he allowed eight hits, Peralta was able to work out of trouble and walked just one, tying a season-low in walks.
"He was throwing strikes and putting people away by keeping the ball down," Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. "Whenever he does that, he's very, very good. You saw the 96-97 mph sinkers. I don't care who you are, that's really tough to hit. He did a good job of executing it."
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