The Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect was scheduled to pitch for the Sky Sox in Colorado Springs, but Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson became ill with the stomach flu, so it was Peralta who got the nod. The team replaced Anderson with left-hander Brent Suter, who moved up a spot in the rotation.
Kyle Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Trevor Story homered twice and doubled to drive in Colorado's runs, and the Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0. Giolito (2-4) matched a career high with seven walks, tossed three wild pitches and hit a batter, but pitched two-hit ball for 5 2/3 innings in his first victory since April 26.
The shutout victory is Colorado's fifth of the season which is a club record through the first 40 games of a season.
Jon Gray is getting the start for the Rockies this afternoon. Suter is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA, a 1.875 WHIP, two walks and five strikeouts over eight innings of work. Gray is 3-0 with a 0.45 ERA, a 0.65 WHIP, three walks and 25 strikeouts over 20 innings in his last three starts.
Phillies 4, Mets 2: New York's Jacob deGrom lasted just one inning in his return from the disabled list, and pinch-hitter Nick Williams had a go-ahead, three-run homer off Paul Seward in the sixth inning that carried Philadelphia over the visiting Mets.
Gray, Colorado's Opening Day starter for the second straight season, went 1-4, 7.09 in his first five starts before winning his past three outings. He makes his third career start against the Brewers in this contest. Peralta has a nice 3.63 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings at Triple-A this year, but a debut in homer-happy Coors Field isn't ideal for anyone. They were going 70 miles north to Denver to watch Freddy play at Coors Field. He's won his last three starts and shut down two pretty good lineups in the Cubs and Angels in his last two starts. Story also had four RBIs on Friday night when the Rockies lost 11-10 in 10 innings.