Hopefully these won't be our lasting memories from this series.
Mark Kotsay helped dig the Brewers a big early hole tonight, but he also helped dig them out of it a bit with this solo home run that brought the Brewers back within a run at 4-3.
This is the ball that Kotsay probably should have caught: He made a diving attempt and missed, allowing Rafael Furcal to score.
The first two Cardinals to bat in the fourth inning reached, as Chris Carpenter singled and Rafael Furcal walked. Yovani Gallardo took a key step forward in the inning by getting Jay to ground into a double play, though, and got out of the inning two batters later when Matt Holliday struck out.
After Mark Kotsay hit a home run to bring the Brewers back within a run, Ryan Braun singled to bring up Prince Fielder with a runner on first and still only one out. Fielder grounded into a double play, however, effectively ending the threat.
5) Prince Fielder's fly out/Mark Kotsay picked off second: -.085 WPA (Video)
Mark Kotsay drew a first inning walk with one out and was advanced to second when Ryan Braun was hit by a pitch, but got too far off second and was picked off in an ugly play after Prince Fielder's fly out to end the inning.