Brewers: Padres rough up Wily Peralta in blowout


Wily Peralta gave up a first-inning run and while in the dugout during the Milwaukee Brewers at-bats in the bottom of the inning, he was conked in the head by a foul ball.

If ever there was a sign a guy shouldn’t have gotten out of bed, that might have been it.

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But unfortunately for the Brewers, Peralta (2-6) slogged through 3.1 innings of mostly bad pitching, surrendering six runs on eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts as the San Diego Padres opened up a three-game series at Miller Park with a 13-5 laugher.

Milwaukee (44-63) remained winless since the failed trade of Carlos Gomez to the New York Mets on Wednesday, losing its sixth game in a row.

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“I thought we competed well in the Cubs series,” manager Craig Counsell told “[Monday night] wasn’t very good.”

The Brewers fell behind five pitches into the game when Yangervis Solarte hit the first pitch he saw from Peralta into the right-center field seats for his sixth home run of the season.

But Milwaukee got Peralta a lead in the bottom of the first against right-hander Tyson Ross (8-8).

Jonathan Lucroy got things started with a one-out single and moved up to third on Ryan Braun’s double to right field.

Adam Lind lined a single to left to tie the game. After Khris Davis struck out, Ross attempted a pickoff throw that was wild, allowing Braun to score from third.

Shane Peterson walked and Jean Segura hit a ball hard to right field, but it was right at Matt Kemp for the final out.

Peralta gave the lead back right away, allowing an RBI single to Ross and a two-run triple to Alexi Amarista in the second inning that put the Padres (52-54) up 4-2.

Jedd Gyorko made it 5-2 with an RBI single in the third and Peralta was chased with one out in the fourth by an RBI single by Kemp.

Michael Blazek replaced Peralta and gave up a solo homer to Gyorko, his sixth of the year, in the fifth inning that staked San Diego to a 7-2 lead.

The Brewers got some two-out magic in the sixth. Shane Peterson and Jean Segura hit back-to-back singles with two outs and after Peterson moved to third on a wild pitch, Hernan Perez laced a single up the middle for the RBI, cutting the deficit to 7-3.

Newcomer Preston Guilmet came on to start the seventh inning for Milwaukee and things got out of hand. He gave up RBI singles to Austin Hedges and Melvin Upton and a sacrifice fly to Amarista before Solarte ripped a three-run shot to right field—his second homer of the game—to make it a 13-3 blowout.

The Brewers got one back in the bottom of the seventh against reliever Leonel Campos. Lucroy walked and scored when Logan Schafer, batting for Braun, doubled to right.

In the bottom of the ninth, Scooter Gennett lined his fifth homer of the season to right-center off reliever Marcos Mateo to close the scoring.

Peralta fell into a pattern Counsell said he hadn’t seen in quite a long time.

May 6, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta (38) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

“He got stuck,” Counsell said. “He couldn’t put it back together. We haven’t seen that. I’m hoping it is just a one-time thing. It did happen a couple of times in his first year, but we haven’t seen it in a couple of years.”

Blazek allowed a run—the home run by Gyorko—plus a walk in 1.2 innings, striking out one. Corey Knebel worked a perfect sixth, striking out the side, before Guilmet made a mess of the seventh, allowing six runs on four hits with two walks.

Neal Cotts worked around an error by Gennett in a scoreless eighth and Will Smith struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth.

Lind was 2-for-4 for Milwaukee as the Brewers had nine hits. Gyorko had three of San Diego’s 13 hits on the night.

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    Nelson lost his only career start against the Padres last Aug. 26 in San Diego, giving up four runs, two earned, on five hits in five innings with two walks and seven strikeouts.

    He took a tough no-decision in his last start after allowing just two hits and three walks, striking out eight, in seven shutout innings on Thursday in a game the Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park 5-2.

    Cashner is 2-1 in nine appearances, three starts, against Milwaukee, with a 3.43 ERA and 1.143 WHIP in 21 innings, recording 20 strikeouts.

    He was roughed up his last time out, taking a no-decision Thursday against the New York Mets at Citi Field despite giving up seven runs, five earned, on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 5.1 innings. San Diego came back for an 8-7 win.

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