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Peralta’s three innings huge for Brewers

You can bet Brewers manager Craig Counsell was going to have a quick trigger with Gio Gonzalez, but no way did Counsell plan on only getting one inning out of Gonzalez.

Yet that’s what happened when Gonzalez rolled his left ankle with nobody out in the second inning.

Having already surrendered a first-inning run, Gonzalez jumped in an attempt to flag down Yasiel Puig’s chopper up the middle and landed awkwardly. His left ankle rolled, and Gonzalez limped noticeably. He tried to gut it out, but when Austin Barnes squared around to bunt on the next pitch, Gonzalez pounced off the mound and came up limping badly again. Counsell had no choice but to go get him.

Coounsell summoned rookie Freddy Peralta, and the right-hander known as Freddy Fastball delivered. Peralta managed to throw three scoreless innings, allowing the Brewers the time to eventually get back to even on Domingo Santana’s run-scoring, pinch-hit double in the fifth inning.

Santana batted for Peralta, and fellow rookie Corbin Burnes replaced Peralta.

Peralta’s big outing kept the Brewers in the game and allowed Counsell to manage how he’l use his bullpen later in the game.

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