WP: Adam Wainwright (1-3)
LP: Wily Peralta (3-1)
HR: Adam Wainwright (1), Ryan Braun (6)
This game is pretty easy to understand: when the Brewers play the Cardinals, they don’t do well, and when Adam Wainwright is the pitcher, it’s an all but guaranteed loss. That ended up being the results as Milwaukee fell to St. Louis 6-3.
Wainwright came into the game with a 7.94 ERA but he looked like the ace of old against Milwaukee. He only went 5 innings, allowing two runs and striking out nine. That’s good, but there’s more. In the third inning, with Milwaukee leading 1-0, Wainwright smacked a 2-run homer against Wily Peralta to get the lead 2-1. Fast forward one inning, the Brewers walked the bases full to get to Wainwright... It didn’t end well. Wainwright smacked a single that brought home two more runs.
Meanwhile, Peralta was not able to keep his streak of good starts going. In fact, Peralta just plain wasn’t able to miss bats. In a very short 4 innings, the Cardinals hit Wily for six runs, most off the bat of Wainwright. Peralta didn’t manage a single strikeout, but allowed nine hits and the one intentional walk.
While Wily didn’t look good on the mound, he did help his own cause at first, driving in the game’s first run. The Brewers offense was only able to manage two more runs after that, one on a booming double from Orlando Arcia and the other on Ryan Braun’s sixth homer of the season.
The Brewers will try to lock in at least a series split tomorrow against the Cardinals. That game sees Chase Anderson (2-0, 1.50 ERA) going against the Cardinals’ Lance Lynn (1-1, 3.12 ERA). Lynn is yet another Brewer killer, with a career 2.51 ERA in 91 1⁄3 innings. This is a different Brewers team, with many new parts, including gods gift to hitting (Eric Thames). And if Chase Anderson keeps up his recent performance, it won’t matter how well Lynn pitches.
Whatever, the Cardinals are awful and continue to ruin everything good about life.