Wily Peralta held the division-rival Cardinals to one earned run over 6 1/3 innings to help Milwaukee avoid a three-game sweep and remain atop the National League Central standings with a surprising 11-4 record. Peralta used both his off-speed pitches (splitter & slider) to induce 11 ground outs from the dangerous Cardinals lineup and he wound up fanning three batters in the Brewers’ 5-1 win. Peralta is now 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA through three starts this season and he has an attractive fantasy match-up next week against the Padres. His past control issues could derail the progress, but Peralta should be owned in all standard fantasy leagues for the time being.
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