He milwaukee brewers will look to bounce back behind right-hander Freddy Peralta when they host San Francisco Giants Friday in the second game of the four-game series
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Peralta (5-3, 4.15 ERA) will face lefty Alex Wood (0-0, 4.05).
Six giants pitchers combined on a four-hitter in a designated bullpen game for a 5-0 win in the series opener Thursday
San Francisco has won eight of its last 10 games. He giantsThe pitching staff has allowed no more than four earned runs in 11 straight games, tied for the longest streak in the majors this season.
“These strategies tend to work when pitchers do a great job and really buy into it.” giants manager Gabe Kapler said
Michael Conforto went 4 for 4 with his team-leading 11th home run and a walk on Thursday. Conforto is hitting .471 (8-for-17) in his last four games with three home runs, a double and six RBIs.
Milwaukee, which shutout the Houston Astros on Tuesday and Wednesday, has been involved in shutouts in five of its last eight games, losing three of them. He brewers they are 4-19 when they score three runs or less, 23-4 when they score four or more
He brewers didn’t have a runner in the start against the giants through the fourth inning, striking out 13 times while drawing just two walks
“This was a night where we just didn’t do enough offensively.” brewers said manager Craig Counsell. “Six runners in nine innings, that’s not going to be a great offensive night.
Peralta earned the win in his most recent start, allowing three runs, all on a three-run homer, on five hits in six innings during a 6-4 victory at Tampa Bay on Sunday.
“I think Freddy probably wants a return pitch. They made him work pretty well in that inning,” Counsell said after that contest. “He made a mistake with some guys on point and they did a good job with it. Other than that, I think he pitched a wonderful game.”
Peralta is 2-1 with a 4.63 ERA in four starts in May, having hit four home runs in 23 1/3 innings.
Peralta is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two career appearances, including one start, against the giants, without allowing a run in three innings. He left his start against them last September after two innings with a right shoulder injury.
Wood is 0-0 with a 6.30 ERA in three appearances, including two starts, since coming off the disabled list on May 12. He had been sidelined for nearly a month with a strained left hamstring.
In his last start, Wood allowed four runs and two home runs in 4 1/3 innings, but didn’t make the decision in the giants7-5 victory over the visiting Miami Marlins on Sunday
Wood is 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA against the brewers in seven career starts, including three starts. He has allowed just three runs in 15 innings over four games (two starts) in Milwaukee.
–Field level media
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