Peralta improved to 6-4 on the season Wednesday after holding the Reds scoreless through seven frames. He allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Peralta had recorded a 6.13 ERA over his previous eight starts, but Wednesday saw him recapture some of the magic that gave him three scoreless showings in his first four career starts. It was a dominant performance throughout the game for the 22-year-old, who only once allowed a runner to reach second base. His ERA now sits at 4.02, and he's recorded an impressive 11.2 K/9. He's lined up for a rematch against the Reds next Wednesday.
Due to a pair of off days this week, Milwaukee would have had the luxury of going with a four-man rotation on a temporary basis, which likely would have resulted in Peralta shifting to the bullpen. It appears manager Craig Counsell has instead elected to keep each rotation member on his normal turn, though Peralta will benefit from pitching on six days' rest thanks to the two open dates in the schedule. The rookie remains a prolific source of strikeouts with an 11.8 K/9 over 11 outings this season, but he's shown some shaky control and command of late with 15 walks and 16 hits allowed across his last four starts.
It was the shortest outing of the rookie's brief career so far, but Peralta has now been tagged for seven runs twice in his last four starts, sending his ERA soaring nearly two full runs to 4.47. The main issue for the 22-year-old has been his control -- he's walked multiple batters in seven straight starts, putting together a 39:23 K:BB in 33.2 innings over that stretch. With Zach Davies (shoulder) closing in on a return from the disabled list, Peralta seems the likeliest candidate to lose his spot in the rotation.
Peralta (5-2) allowed two earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out eight across six innings to earn the win Saturday against the Rockies.
Peralta turned in his first quality start since July 6, with the only blemish coming from a two-run home run by Trevor Story. He featured improved control, throwing 66 of his 107 pitches for strikes and starting 14 of the 22 batters he faced with a strike. He now has a walk rate 4.73 BB/9, which has caused him to fail to reach five innings pitched in three of his 10 starts. Despite his struggles to find the strike zone, Peralta has posted a 3.54 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 71 strikeouts across 53.1 innings.
Peralta allowed one earned run over four innings in Monday's victory over the Dodgers and did not factor into the decision. He gave up three hits and posted a 6:4 K:BB in the contest.
Peralta lowered his ERA to 3.61 Monday, but he threw 98 pitches over his four frames and escaped trouble in both the third and fourth innings, so manager Craig Counsell decided he would not go on any further. Peralta's next start will come against the Rockies, a team he limited to one hit while punching out 13 batters over 5.2 innings in his big-league debut May 13.
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