Another day, another tough loss for the Miami Marlins. Nathan Eovaldi could not get into a groove early and it plagued the Marlins for the rest of the game as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Marlins 8-5 behind prospect Wily Peralta‘s second start of the season.
1. Eovaldi roughed up: Eovaldi recorded his 11th loss of the season after having to suffer through five innings in which he allowed two early runs on six hits. The two runs came off of one of Rickie Weeks‘ home runs in the third inning. Weeks hit his second in the seventh. Eovaldi’s ERA skyrockets to 4.44 this season.
2. Rough seventh inning: Tom Koehler relieved Eovaldi in the fifth inning and had a decent sixth inning of work. Then in the seventh, Koehler would allow four runs in his first appearance of the season. His four runs were given up on three hits which included a Weeks home run. In the same inning, Corey Hart added insult to injury with is 27th home run of the year. The bottom half of the inning saw the Marlins score four runs of their own to bring the game to within one run. It is safe to say that if it was not for Koehler’s inning, the Marlins may have won this game.
3. Wily Peralta gets first win: In Peralta’s second start of the season, he was able to last six innings and allow three runs on five hits while striking out three Marlins batters. This showed a lot of hope for the future of the Brewers pitching rotation. Peralta is considered to be the top prospect in the organization according to Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus.
Thursday, the Marlins and Brewers wrap of the four-game series. The game will be played in the afternoon as Josh Johnson (7-11, 3.86 ERA) is set to face Marco Estrada (2-5, 3.85 ERA).
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