As if pitching a seven-inning, one hitter Sunday night wasn't impressive enough, the Huntsville Stars' starter Wily Peralta has been named the Southern League's Pitcher of the Week for July 25-31. In that span, the ace won both his starts, tossing a combined 14 shutout innings. In those starts, he allowed just five hits and seven walks while fanning 13 batters.
On July 31, the Brewers' third-best prospect (according to Baseball America) threw a seven-inning shutout against the visiting Carolina Mudcats, allowing just one hit. He walked four and struck out nine. Of his 94 total pitches, 56 were strikes.
Peralta carries a 9-6 record with a 3.24 ERA on the season. He hasn't taken a loss since June 4 against Mobile. In his last nine starts, he's thrown 56.1 innings, giving up just 12 runs (9 earned) on 37 hits. He's also allowed just 21 walks and struck out 53 during that same time period.
The right-hander signed with Milwaukee as a non-drafted free agent on November 26, 2005. He is a member of the Brewers' 40-man roster.