MILWAUKEE -- Those needing evidence as to why the Milwaukee Brewers have stuck with Wily Peralta through the young right-hander's struggles this season don't need to look any further than Friday night's performance.
In one of the best outings of his career, Peralta allowed just two hits and didn't allow a run for just the second time in his career, as the Brewers opened their six-game homestand with a 2-0 win over Atlanta.
"I think I just needed one like that today," Peralta said. "I just kept the ball down the whole game and made big pitches when I needed to. I think this one makes me more comfortable for my next one."
The latest theme in Peralta's development has been getting him to move past moments of frustration during games. As happens often with young pitchers, Peralta would let hits, walks or moments of bad luck get to him, leaving him unable to move on to the next pitch. The damage would compound, and his start would unravel.