On what was a great night for Brewers’ baseball in terms of the win column, Freddy Peralta’s departure from the game after his at-bat in the top of third is a major concern.
Freddy Peralta left the game with right shoulder discomfort, the Brewers say.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 19, 2021
At this point, Brewers’ Nation is collectively holding its breath. Hopefully the injury is a minor one. That said, there was a game tonight between the Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals and what an exciting game it was as Milwaukee beat the Cardinals 6-4.
Milwaukee fell behind early tonight as St. Louis put two on the board in the bottom of the first. With one out in the inning, Paul Goldschmidt doubled. Goldschmidt scored on a 2-out single by Tyler O’Neil. Freddy Peralta then hit Yadier Molina. With O’Neil on second base, Lars Nootbaar singled, scoring O’Neil.
The Cardinals put another run on the board in the bottom of the second. With two out in the inning, Tommy Edman doubled. He came around to score on Paul Goldschmidt’s second double of the game, and the Brewers were behind quickly 3-0 as Freddy Peralta struggled.
Milwaukee did finally get to him in the top of the fourth and the top of the fifth. In the fourth Willy Adames powered his 22nd home run of the season over the right field wall.
And Avi Garcia hit his 22nd of the season as well.
Things got exciting when Avi Garcia hit the third solo home run of the night. This one in the top of the ninth to tie the ball game off Cardinals closer Alex Reyes.
Not to be forgotten, Kolten Wong played some really nice plays in the field tonight.
But things didn’t really get going until the top of the tenth. With Jackie Bradley Jr. on second, Luis Urias hit a dribbler that was thrown away by the Cardinals’ third baseman that was not Nolan Arenado (he was ejected from the game). Urias ended up on second and JBJ on third. Alex Reyes then threw a wild pitch that allowed JBJ to score, and the Brewers were on top.
Then Christian Yelich made an incredibly intelligent play. With Urias on third and the Cardinals shifted and playing back, the former MVP laid down a bunt. Urias scored and Yelich beat out the throw.
Yelich’s base running was on display again when he scored the sixth run of the game for the Brewers all the way from first base on a base hit by Jace Peterson that got away from the Cardinals right fielder.
Brewers’ manager, Craig Counsell played to win this game tonight, even though he had been ejected from the game earlier. In a tie ball game in the bottom of the ninth, Josh Hader pitched, and the Cardinals had no answer. When the Brewers took the lead in the tenth, Devin Williams came on and finished the game.
STRAIGHT GAS!!! ⛽️ pic.twitter.com/fmWr8zAi7A— Bally Sports Wisconsin (@BallySportWI) August 19, 2021
These two teams go at it one more time tomorrow night with first pitch scheduled for 6:45 CT. Brandon Woodruff will face off against Jon Lester. Listen to the game on WTMJ 620 and the Brewers Radio Network. Watch the game on Bally Sports Wisconsin.
Maybe a bit of good news to leave on as Freddy Peralta spoke later about his shoulder.
Freddy Peralta said he was feeling a little uncomfortable yesterday and today before the game. He felt it more after the swing, but it was not the swing, he said. "Probably a little inflammation," he said. "Nothing crazy. I think I will be good for next game."— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) August 19, 2021