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Cardinals Strike Early, Milwaukee Brewers Unable To Respond In 4-2 Loss

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W: Kyle Lohse (13-8)
L: Yovani Gallardo (15-8)
S: Jason Motte (3)

HR: Jon Jay (10), Matt Holliday (22)

MVP: Jonathan Lucroy (+.033)
LVP: Casey McGehee (-.205)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

Last night the Brewers used two long balls to power their way past the Cardinals. Tonight the Cardinals used that formula against them.

Five days after allowing a career high four home runs against the Cardinals on Thursday, Gallardo allowed two more in the third inning tonight. He limited the damage from there and completed six innings, allowing three runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

The Brewer bats, meanwhile, squandered their opportunities throughout the game. Tonight they:

  • Left the bases loaded in the first when Yuniesky Betancourt popped out.
  • Left two on in the third when Casey McGehee grounded out.
  • Left two on in the fourth when Corey Hart flied out.
  • Left one on to end the game when Casey McGehee grounded into a double play.

All told they left twelve men on base and plated just two runs.

Corey Hart led off the game with a double to extend his hitting streak to 18 games. Taylor Green singled in the eighth and now is one shy of the Brewer franchise record with hits in each of his first six major league games. We'll have more on that later.