BrewCap: Cardinals Devil Magic Returns in Milwaukee
This headline could describe Friday’s or Saturday’s game. No one would really know because both have been the type of games Brewers fans only see when they’re playing St. Louis Cardinals. Since 2013, Cardinals own a 54-26 record against Crew and continue to find ways to win even in the weirdest of ways. Brewers fell again for the second straight game with a 4-1 defeat. Milwaukee’s potent offense has been slowed a bit over the past two days.
Player of the Game (Brewers): Chase Anderson – Another nice outing for Chase at Miller Park. He’s done a great job of making his home ballpark a place he likes to pitch. Anderson went six innings, one unearned run, one walk and six strikeouts. Not much more you ask for out of a starting pitcher. If he continues this stretch, Anderson becomes an interesting trade target for teams who need pitching.
(Not) Player of the Game (Brewers): Keon Broxton – Brewers had an opportunity to score in the five inning. He led the inning off with a single. After Anderson struggled getting a bunt down, Broxton found his way to third base via a stolen base and a bad dig out by Greg Garcia. Broxton could not hold his water at third base and got caught in a rundown after Anderson struck out. What are you doing here? Just relax a little bit and make sure you’re back for Jonathan Villar’s at-bat who already had a single in this game.
Player of the Game (Cardinals): Lance Lynn (Cardinals) – St. Louis’ right-hander is looking like their ace more and more after he strung together another great start. Lynn went six innings, striking out seven with a few walks and only six hits allowed. Lynn is yet another pitcher who Brewers have issues with that play for St. Louis.
Negative: Two Cardinals runs were scored on errors – Think about this for a second here. Milwaukee impaled themselves in this game because they were careless with baseball. Brewers haven’t had any sort of issues with errors to start the season, but against St. Louis, they can’t stop making them. Ryan Braun throwing away a ball to try and double off Randal Grichuk led to first Cardinals run then the disaster in the ninth led to Jedd Gyorko scoring a run.
Next up: Series finishes up with Brewers hoping for the split. That’s not a bad way to start a homestand honestly if they can get one versus Mike Leake. He’s been damn near unhittable to start the year plus Brewers in the least shocking news in the world struggle against him. Jimmy Nelson will look for the rebound after getting blown up on Tuesday night.