In two Major League starts this season, it's been so far, so good for Jacob Turner.
The 22-year-old Marlins starter has allowed just one run on nine hits in 13 innings, to go along with seven strikeouts and a 1.08 WHIP. It did take the 6-foot-5 right-hander 102 pitches to get through six innings in his last outing against the Phillies, and though he walked four batters, he still let just one run cross the plate.
Turner, who will make his third Major League appearance of 2013 on Tuesday against Milwaukee, debuted for the Tigers in 2011. The ninth-overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft has made a total of 15 starts in the Majors, but began the season in Triple-A after posting a 9.69 ERA in a shaky Spring Training.
"It feels good to be pitching in the big leagues and having success, obviously," Turner said. "I'm just trying to go start-to-start and just get better each start."
Wily Peralta, who gets the nod Tuesday for the Brewers, has faced the Phillies in his last two outings.
Peralta had mixed results in those two starts. The first was positive. He went seven innings and allowed just two runs.
The Phillies got the better of Peralta the second time around, as the righty was chased after he gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks in five frames.
Peralta's last start inflated his season ERA to 6.16, and he said he needs to do a better job of locating his pitches.
"A big part of getting my command back is repeating my delivery and being more consistent with my mechanics," Peralta said. "At times, I feel like I have had good mechanics on one pitch and been off on the next. I need to repeat my mechanics on every pitch, so that I can be more consistent with my command."
Marlins: Stanton returns to lineup
The Marlins were reunited with their most potent bat and notable name Monday night.
Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton returned to the lineup after missing more than a month with a right hamstring strain. The slugger was third in manager Mike Redmond's order and went 1-for-4 with a single, but the Marlins lost, 6-1.
"I'm just happy that I'm finally here to contribute now," Stanton said prior to the game. "It's been a long time, and I'm just glad to be here."
The Marlins have also had Logan Morrison back on the field for the past two games. Morrison was on the 60-day disabled list at the beginning of the season after he had knee surgery last year. The 25-year-old first baseman is 2-for-6 in his two games in 2013.
Brewers: Braun misses game with hand injury
Ryan Braun was held out of the Brewers' lineup with a sore right thumb on Monday night, and he might miss the entire series against the Marlins.
Braun was pulled from Sunday's game against the Phillies in the third inning, and Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said the team is going to be careful not to push the All-Star outfielder.
"He's going to play some catch, but he's not going to take BP [Monday]," Roenicke said. "He's available if we have to use him." Braun, who is hitting .304 with nine homers and 36 RBIs, said that his hand has bothered him for about a month, and that there is a chance of irritating it every time he swings the bat. He is hoping the ailment does not force him to the disabled list.
• Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna leads all MLB rookies with a .324 batting average (47-for-145). Chris Coghlan (2009) owns the Marlins' rookie record with a .321 clip.
• Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich is the 13th player since 1974 whose first five home runs either tied a game or gave his team the lead. John Jaso was the last player to do it (2010).
Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.