|60-49 (1st place, NL Central)
57-51 (2nd place, NL Central)
)||vs.||Chris Carpenter (6-7, 3.68)
|Game 2||Shaun Marcum (10-3, 3.33)
Jaime Garcia (10-5, 3.14)
Randy Wolf (7-8, 3.44)
Edwin Jackson (8-7, 3.78)
This is the third meeting between these two teams, so it's time to look at Brewer pitchers' best performances against the Cardinals.
5) Jamey Wright, July 3, 2001: +.557 WPA
Jamey Wright set the Brewers up for a win in this one as he pitched eight innings of three-hit, no-run baseball despite walking five men in the game.
He gave way to the bullpen in the ninth as three different pitchers combined to close out the game and the Brewers won 2-0.
4) CC Sabathia, July 23, 2008: +.576 WPA
The excitement over the CC Sabathia trade was only heightened when he came in and pitched three straight complete games soon after arriving.
This was the third such game and raised CC's record to 4-0 as a Brewer. He gave up three hits while striking out seven. At one point he retired 17 in a row.
The win was the third in a four-game sweep of the Cards and the seventh in an eight-game win streak.
3) Ben McDonald, June 16, 1997: +.579 WPA
The Brewers eeked out a 1-0 win over the Cardinals behind McDonald's eight innings of four-hit baseball. He walked just one while striking out 12.
2) Yovani Gallardo, May 7, 2011: +.597 WPA
This game from earlier this season should be fresh in everyone's minds as the game that Gallardo stole Marco Estrada's short pants and one-hit the Cardinals to end a seven-game losing streak.
Yovani had struggled to start the season and this start signaled the beginning of his getting back on track as it ended a string of five poor outings where he was 1-2 with an 8.89 ERA.
1) Glendon Rusch, June 25, 2002: +.602 WPA
This was a rough game for the Cardinals, as it came just days after the death of pitcher Darryl Kile. It was St. Louis' first home game since Kile's death and they had a pre-game memorial for him. Players admitted to being emotional and distracted.
Rusch picked a complete-game shut-out that night. He struck out three without walking any and finished the game in 121 pitches.