WP: Michael Wacha (17-6)
LP: Taylor Jungmann (9-7)
HR: Jhonny Peralta (17), Steven Piscotty (6)
Taylor Jungmann started his MLB career very well. Since September hit, it has gone downhill for him.
The game started off well enough for the Brewers. Scooter Gennett led off the game with a single and advanced to second on an error. Adam Lind followed with a walk, and Jason Rogers drove in Gennett with a single. After Domingo Santana walked, Hernan Perez doubled to drive in two more and give the Brewers a 3-0 lead.
The game was quiet until the fourth inning, where the Cardinals offense came alive. Two home runs by the Cardinals in the fourth gave the Cardinals a 4-3 lead, and then another two runs in the fifth increased the lead to 6-3. That was the last inning for Jungmann, who ended the game with six runs allowed in five innings. In the month of September, Jungmann has allowed 23 runs in 25.2 innings. The home run ball has really hurt Jungmann, as he has allowed seven home runs in September after just allowing three in his first three months.
On offense, Jason Rogers had a good day. He went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. It was the best performance from the offense, as about everyone else seemed to struggle. Scooter Gennett had two hits, but no other Brewer had multiple hits. After the first inning, Michael Wacha settled down and kept the Brewers in check, and the Cardinals bullpen limited the Brewers to just three hits.
The series continues tomorrow in St. Louis. Ariel Pena faces Carlos Martinez in game two. First pitch is at 7:15 pm.