MILWAUKEE, WI (WSAU-LEARFIELD) Wily Peralta will try to go above .500 tonight, when the Milwaukee Brewers open a two-game home series against the Texas Rangers. Peralta is 2-and-2 with an E-R-A of six. The rookie right-hander had a tough outing against Saint Louis last Thursday night, when he gave up six runs on 11 hits in four-and-a-third innings.
The Rangers will right-hander Justin Grimm to the mound. He’s 2-and-1 with a solid E-R-A of just over two-and-a-quarter – but he’s coming off a loss to the Chicago White Sox last Thursday. Grimm gave up a three-run homer to Tyler Flowers in that game, along with four walks.
The Brewers were off yesterday, while Texas fell to the Cubs in Chicago 9-to-2. There’s a report that Rangers’ designated hitter Lance Berkman will sit out the Brewers’ series to get some rest. The Crew would not miss him, since he’s a .306 lifetime hitter against Milwaukee.
The Brewers have lost 8-of-their-last-11, and are two games below .500. Texas leads the American League West at 20-and-12.