Milwaukee defeated Miami 8-4 after a solid offensive performance behind Norichika Aoki, Ryan Braun and Jeff Bianchi. The three players accounted for two home runs and eight RBI. Bianchi’s three-run blast in the eighth inning gave the Brewers some much need breathing room to allow closer John Axford to notch the save. Hopefully, Milwaukee can have a similar effort tonight, as they desperately need to keep winning.
The following is the Brewers’ starting lineup against the Marlins for Wednesday night:
Right Field: Norichika Aoki
Second Base: Rickie Weeks
Left Field: Ryan Braun
Third Base: Aramis Ramirez
First Base: Corey Hart
Catcher: Martin Maldonado
Center Field: Carlos Gomez
Shortstop: Jean Segura
Pitcher: Wily Peralta
Wily Peralta will make the first start of his career as he takes the mound for the Brewers. Peralta has only one appearance at the professional level and that came earlier this year out of the bullpen. He allowed one earned run on three hits in one inning against the Colorado Rockies on April 22.
Peralta has started his entire career in the minor leagues, which is why he seems very excited to prove what he can do in the majors while pitching in a comfortable role. He was 7-11 with a 4.66 ERA in 28 starts this season with Triple-A Nashville. However, those numbers can be deceiving as Brewers fans have learned this year. Peralta certainly has the stuff to record the strikeouts and get the win.
Martin Maldonado will be catching Peralta tonight, which seems fitting, as he has caught the pitcher before in the minors. Maldonado has gone hitless in his last four games, so expect a big game out of him to get out of the slump.