Peralta allowed one earned run over 3.2 innings of relief in Monday's victory over the Cardinals. He struck out three batters and did not walk any and was not involved in the decision.
Left-hander Dan Jennings started Monday's game in order to face lefty Matt Carpenter, and after Jennings retired Carpenter, Peralta was immediately summoned from the bullpen. Peralta did allow Carpenter to rap an RBI single in his next at-bat, but he was able to get through the fourth inning without allowing any other damage. It remains to be seen if Peralta will pitch again before the regular season comes to a close, but regardless, he has already had a successful rookie year, recording 96 strikeouts over 78.1 innings while posting a 4.25 ERA -- a mark that could be even better given his 3.71 FIP.
Peralta tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's victory over the Reds. He struck out two batters and walked one.
It was hardly a save situation for Peralta with the Brewers up 7-0 when he entered the game, but he looked particularly sharp making his first big-league appearance since Aug. 29, hitting 96 on the radar gun and commanding his off-speed stuff. The Brewers have taken measures to limit his innings as the season has wound down, but he should still garner consideration for a spot on the Brewers' playoff roster should they reach the postseason.
Peralta was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday.
Peralta was roughed up in his last start Aug. 30 and sent to Triple-A, but returns to the Brewers after the minimum 10 days in the minors. The 22-year-old won't make any more starts this season -- barring any unforeseen circumstances -- but will be available out of the bullpen. Peralta had a 4.40 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 91:39 K:BB over 73.2 innings as a starter for Milwaukee this season.
Manager Craig Counsell said Peralta will be back with the Brewers in the near future but will not make any more starts for the team this season barring any unforeseen circumstances, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Peralta will be eligible to return to Milwaukee from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday. Though Counsell was straightforward with his line of thinking for the rest of the 2018 season, he remained adamant that Peralta is viewed as a starter by the organization, so expect to see him begin next year in the Brewers' rotation. Across 14 outings with the team this year, he's logged a 4.40 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with a 91:39 K:BB in 73.2 innings.
Peralta didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 13-12 extra-inning win over the Reds, coughing up five runs on six hits and a walk over 4.1 innings while striking out five.
The rookie's weak performance ended up being an afterthought in a wild 10-inning affair that saw even the normally dominant Josh Hader get tagged for four runs. Peralta's volatility continues to make him a risky fantasy play, as he's allowed five runs or more in three of seven starts since the All-Star break and posted a 6.19 ERA over that stretch, but his 10.2 K/9 in those 36.1 innings highlights his upside. He'll look for a better result in his next outing Monday at home against the Cubs.
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