It didn’t take long for Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta to settle back into the rotation.

Peralta returned from the disabled list this week and threw six innings against San Francisco. His numbers didn’t do him justice, as he left in the seventh inning, allowing no runs but leaving two runners on base. Both of those runners scored, giving way to his two earned runs.

With his first start in the books, Peralta should get double duty next week, making him a nice find off the waiver wire for fantasy baseball owners in need of two starts.

The Brewers will square off against the San Diego Padres at home and then host the St. Louis Cardinals.

Against the Padres, the mach-up sets up nicely for Peralta, who will enter the contest with a 3.90 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. San Diego is one of the worst teams hitting the baseball in Major League Baseball, with a team batting average of .238, tied for 29th with the Chicago Cubs.

The Padres also rank toward the bottom in run production, with 393 runs, bad enough to be ranked 22nd in MLB. Since the All-Star break, the Padres have been even worse, ranking 26th in run production with 41 runs.

St. Louis, on the other hand, does present a bit more of a challenge, but not by much. The Cardinals have knocked in 406 runs, ranking them 18th in MLB, while also owning a .255 batting average, good enough to be ranked 10th.

However, since the All-Star break, the Cardinals’ offense has dwindled, with the batting average at .241, giving them the 23rd ranking in MLB. The Cardinals’ run production also is ranked toward the bottom since the break, at 18th, with 51 runs.

Peralta won’t blaze onto the pitcher’s mound with a very good offense either, since the Brewers are 25th in run production since the All-Star break. However, during his career, he does average 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings, making him a decent play to get some strikeouts.

Also, if he can return to his form from last year, when he registered a 3.53 ERA and 17 wins, he should be a solid play going forward. Now that he’s healthy, fantasy baseball owners may be able to depend on him for a nice playoff run.

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