Brewers fall to Astros 10-8

Houston, Texas ~ Facing arguably the best team in baseball on the road, young pitcher Freddy Peralta was inconsistent again, and the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the Houston Astros 10-8. Coming off of a brilliant start vs Miami last week, Peralta was roughed up often through four plus innings at an extremely hitter friendly ball park in Minute-Made Park.

In the four innings he pitched Peralta allowed six runs on eight hits with one walk. The trouble for the young starting pitcher started in the second inning. Tony Kemp  led off with a base hit and with one out in the frame Tyler White sent a full count fastball over the fence in right-center to give Houston the lead.

In the third inning, Freddy didn’t fair any better as Michael Brantley doubled before Yuli Gurriel homered to make the score 4-2. There was no damage in the fourth inning but in the fifth Peralta immediately ran into trouble. Alex Bregman led off with a single, and he scored when Brantley tripled. Matt Albers replaced Peralta and also pitched poorly, allowing Brantley to score on a single and then giving up a two run homer to Yordan Alvarez to make it an 8-3 game.

The Brewers bats allowed them to stay in the game, and they got started early, as Christian Yelich doubled and then scored on a Yasmani Grandal single in the top of the first.  In the top of the third inning, facing a 2-1 deficit Yelich homered for the 25th time this season evening the game.

Then in the fourth the Brewers also had something going. Orlando Arcia and Ben Gamel started the inning with back to back hits, followed by a Yelich single to make it a 4-3 ballgame.

After falling behind 8-3, Milwaukee would do is best to keep the game close. In the seventh Travis Shaw crushed a homer to the second deck, his fifth of the year and first since April.

Jacob Barnes didn’t do much to help as he gave up a two-run homer to make the game 10-4. But still, the Brewers didn’t quit. They loaded the bases in the eight inning but only scored one run, on a walk by Shaw.

Yasmani gave the Brewers three more runs on his 14th homer of the season. All being said the Brewers could’ve won this game if they pushed across two more runs when they had the bases loaded twice.

By Jacob Szczap

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