Jean Segura finished 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Brewers beat the Cardinals 6-4 on Saturday night.
Segura got the Brewers on the board with a two-run triple in the top of the third inning and also slapped two singles. He has an incredible .361/.404/.582 slash line through 170 plate appearances this season.
Marco Estrada yielded four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.
The Brewers won it in 10 innings, but no thanks to Estrada. He gave up seven hits and issued four walks while tallying only two strikeouts. The outing moved his ERA from 5.32 to 5.44 and his WHIP from 1.36 to 1.42. He will try to bounce back next week vs. Pittsburgh.
Wily Peralta was knocked around for seven runs (six earned) over five innings Friday in a loss to the Cardinals.
Peralta gave up five runs in the first inning, the big blow of which was a grand slam by David Freese. He hung in there for another four innings and finished with a season-high six strikeouts, but the damage was already done. With a 5.94 ERA through nine starts, he'll need to show more consistency to be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Aramis Ramirez connected for a pair of three-run homers in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.
Ramirez did his best to keep the Brewers in the ballgame, but it ultimately wasn't enough to keep up with the Cardinals' offensive attack. The 34-year-old has already served a lengthy stint on the DL this season due to a knee injury, but if healthy he should be one of the most valuable fantasy third baseman once again.
Hiram Burgos lost to the Pirates after allowing three runs in five innings on Thursday.
Burgos pitched pretty well in his first three starts last month, but he gave up 11 runs to the Reds on Saturday and he was pretty mediocre tonight. His next start is slated to come against the Dodgers on Tuesday, but it's possible he won't be in the rotation by then.
Brewers purchased the contract of RHP Francisco Rodriguez from Triple-A Nashville.
K-Rod will join the Brewers on Thursday night in Pittsburgh. He allowed no runs and only one hit in four tune-up appearances in the minor leagues and should do fine as a setup man. The 31-year-old righty could eventually be tried at closer if Jim Henderson falters.
Yovani Gallardo allowed just three hits and two runs over six innings Wednesday, but two of his four walks came back to bite him in a loss to the Pirates.
Gallardo got a strikeout after Starling Marte's leadoff double in the sixth, but he then walked a pair of batters and Neil Walker made him pay with a two-RBI single. The right-hander struck out five on the night and, all things considered, it was a nice showing in what has been an up-and-down year. He'll take a 4.50 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into next week's start against the Dodgers.