All of a sudden the Milwaukee Brewers are losing baseball games. Milwaukee lost its fourth consecutive game and the third in row to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are surging, and right now, it is at the Brewers’ expense.
St. Louis jumped on the Brewers early. In the top of the first, Tyler O’ Neil took Brewers’ starter, Brett Anderson, deep for a 2-run shot. They added 4 more runs in the top of the second.
Anderson opened the frame with a walk to Edmundo Sosa. Harrison Bader reached on an error by Eduardo Escobar on a throwing error. Sosa was safe at second. Cardinals’ starter, Miles Mikolas, sacrificed the two runners 90 feet, and they both scored when Tommy Edman sent Lorenzo Cain sprawling against the outfield wall to make a terrific catch. Both runners scored as they tagged up, however; Bader all the way from second. That was followed by three doubles in a row by Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’ Neil, and Nolan Arenado. Two runs scored as a result, and the score was 6-0 after two innings.
St. Louis added another run in the top of the fourth. With one out, Paul Goldschmidt was hit by a pitch. Another throwing error by Luis Urias led to Goldschmidt advancing to third base. He scored via sacrifice fly by Nolan Arenado.
Milwaukee got on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Omar Narvaez opened the frame with a double. He later scored on a Luis Urias single.
St Louis would make it 8-1 in the top of the seventh. Dylan Carlson legged out an infield single. He came around to score on a double by Harrison Bader.
Avisail Garcia added one more run in the bottom of the seventh all by himself. He launched his 29th home run of the season. He hit it amongst the folks in the camera well in centerfield.
The Cardinals were not letting up tonight. In the top of the eighth, St. Louis scored a couple more runs. Tommy Edman led off with a single and ended up on second when Hunter Strickland threw a wild pitch. The Paul Goldschmidt launched a 2-run shot to go up 10-2, which is how it mercifully ended.
The Brewers will try to salvage one tomorrow, but it will be tough sledding as the Cardinals send Adam Wainwright to the mound. Adrian Houser will match up against him. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 CT. The game can be seen on Bally Sports Wisconsin and heard on WTMJ 620 as well as the Brewers Radio Network.