Saturday, April 9, 2016

Fister to make Astros debut vs. Peralta, Brewers

Wily Peralta, the Brewers' Opening Day starter, will make his second start Saturday night at Miller Park against the Astros at 6:10 p.m. CT.
Peralta, who allowed six hits and five runs (four earned) in four innings Monday against San Francisco, and Astros outfielder Carlos Gomez, formerly of the Brewers, are good friends and will be eager to face each other.
"Oh man, I know he's going to do something crazy," Peralta said. "He's going to smile, for sure. I've never faced him in live BP or anything. This is going to be the first time. You know you have to be careful because he's a good hitter. It doesn't matter if you're a friend or not. When he goes out there, you want to get him out."
Peralta is looking forward to a more routine outing on Saturday, without the hoopla of Opening Day. "First time I was a little shaky, but I feel pretty good," he said. "I told you, I haven't felt this good for a year and a half. It's going to be a good year."
Veteran right-hander Doug Fister will be making his first start for the Astros. He spent the last two seasons with the Nationals and has posted a 3.42 ERA over the past five seasons with Washington, Detroit and Seattle. His lone career start against the Brewers came in 2010 when he was with the Mariners.
Things to know about this game:
• Astros rookie first baseman Tyler White set a franchise record by getting nine hits -- including a 3-run homer on Friday night -- in his first four career games, breaking the previous mark sent by Ken Caminiti (seven hits in 1987).
• Brewers first baseman Chris Carter has two homers so far this year, giving him 111 in his career. His 92 homers since the start of the 2013 season ranks eighth for most in the majors over that span.
• The Brewers' Scooter Gennett is off to a solid start in his bid to shed platoon status at second base. He has a hit in each of Milwaukee's first four games, including a home run in Friday's series opener, after batting .424 (14-for-33) in Spring Training.

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