Perhaps the National League should have sent more Brewers players to the All Star Game this year? With four players (three position players, all of whom started) on the team, Milwaukee directly contributed to all three runs the NL scored today.
The American League opened up an early lead, scoring three runs in the first inning off Cardinals' ace Adam Wainwright. Derek Jeter led off the AL half of the inning with a double, then immediately came in to score on a triple off the bat of Mike Trout. A Miguel Cabrera home run then plated two more.
In the second inning, it was the National League's turn as the bottom half of the order -- and thus the Brewers portion -- came up to bat. After a Giancarlo Stanton popup, Aramis Ramirez singled to put a runner on. Chase Utley followed that up with a ringing double that a huffing and puffing Ramirez managed to score on. Jonathan Lucroy then doubled in his first ever All Star plate appearance to plate Utley.
Then, in the fourth inning, Utley walked with two outs and was replaced by pinch-runner Dee Gordon. Gordon's speed allowed him to score when Lucroy hit another double.
Luc would be taken out of the game to make way for Devin Mesoraco after that, but all-in-all it was a good showing in his first ever ASG. Two doubles and two RBI are certainly nothing to sneeze at, plus we can now say that Lucroy has never made an out in the All Star Game. Aramis Ramirez also had a couple hits and made one really good defensive play on a barehanded charge.
Carlos Gomez did not have his best showing. As Gomez is prone to do on occasion, he overswung a bit and went 0-2 with a strikeout. He did play good defense in left field, though.
The fourth Brewers All Star, Francisco Rodriguez, pitched the sixth inning and got three groundouts while giving up a walk.
Unfortunately, with the Brewers' offensive players out of the game, the National League couldn't generate any offense and took a loss. Thus, when the Brewers make the World Series, their opponent will have home field advantage.