The rookie right-hander finally got to pitch at Miller Park after his first three major-league starts came on the road and, well, it pretty much went like the previous three. Peralta ran his record to 3-0 on the season Tuesday night as he limited Kansas City to one hit over seven scoreless innings, striking out 10 Royals. On the season, Peralta has allowed four runs on seven hits with nine walks and 35 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings. Since 1908, he's the only pitcher to give up three or fewer hits as well as strikeout five or more batters in each of his first four career appearances. In addition, the 35 Ks are the most by a Brewers pitcher in his first four career games. Also, as if that weren't enough, Peralta is the first rookie in the live-ball era to have two starts allowing 0 or 1 hit and 10 or more strikeouts. No Milwaukee pitcher has done that twice in a career, never mind a season. After the game, Peralta said "I was waiting for this day to pitch in the Brewers stadium." With the way he's pitching, there's going to be plenty of more opportunities in 2018.
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Lorenzo Cain, Brewers outfielder (↓ DOWN)
We hope we haven't started the Midweek Stock Report jinx. After being our headliner last week, Cain had to leave Thursday's game due to a hamstring cramp and Saturday's after groin tightness, the latter landing Cain on the disabled list Tuesday. That meant he'd have to miss a two-game series with his former team the Kansas City Royals, games Cain really was looking forward to playing. Milwaukee hopes his stay on the DL is only for the minimum 10 days as his defense and on-base ability will be hard to replace.
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Donte DiVincenzo, Bucks guard (↑ UP)
All is well for Milwaukee's first-round NBA draft pick. First of all, he was selected in the first round and perhaps a few spots higher than most projected. Then he has a press conference in which everyone says wonderful things about him and even get to throw out the first pitch at a Brewers game. It's a love-fest and a honeymoon DiVincenzo hopes doesn't end any time soon once he hits the court. But for now, soak it up rook and enjoy.
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Jesus Aguilar, Brewers first baseman (↑ UP)
We'll try not to include Aguilar every week, but his stock just keeps rising and rising. He hit .353 -- which included four two-hit games -- with two doubles, three home runs and six RBI last week. He broke up a no-hitter with a home run then won that same game with a walk-off dinger. Entering Wednesday, he's had an RBI in seven straight starts, which is just the 26th time in Brewers history a player has accomplished that feat. There's also a surge in All-Star talk -- even though Aguilar isn't even on the ballot -- as he's now hitting .302/.361/.615 with a career-high 17 home runs and 51 RBI (one shy of his personal best).
Jhoulys Chacin, Brewers starting pitcher (↓ DOWN)
Chacin had been on a good streak until he had a clunker against St. Louis on Sunday, allowing eight runs on nine hits and five walks over 4 1/3 innings. How bad was the start? His season ERA went from 3.18 to 3.82, opponent batting average rose from .231 to .243 and WHIP soared from 1.24 to 1.34.
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Brad Miller, Brewers infielder (↑ UP)
Recalled from Triple-A last week, Miller got into his first three games as a Brewer, getting a start at second base on Saturday, coming in as a substitute at first base Sunday then starting at shortstop Tuesday. He went 2 for 6 with three walks in those games and as a left-handed hitter with versatility around the diamond, could see his name penciled in the lineup a lot more with right-handers on the mound (especially if Orlando Arcia can't turn things around at the plate).