Carp Smacks Leadoff HR before Crew Crush Tsunami, Cardinals Drop Game One in Milwaukee 11-3
Something’s got to give, and soon. This team keeps heading south and an answer is needed. I don’t have the solutions, but I know somebody does, and they need to quit sitting back on their hands, letting it happen so carelessly. Honestly, does a game like this even deserve a recap? I mean who wants to relive this? So I’m going to go about this one a different way, this is gonna be a quick and easy read, and if you are reading this, you might be a bit crazy.
Matt Carpenter, leadoff guy, would smack the first pitch of the game from Brent Suter over the wall in CF to give the Cardinals an early 1-0 lead, the only lead they would have the entire game. From that point on, the soft-tossing lefty had the Cardinals in a bind. He would retire 12 in-a-row before hitting Yadi with a pitch to lead off the 5th. Yairo Muñoz (3-4, 2 RBI’s) would drive Yadi in with the Cardinals second hit of the night, a double down the RF line, making it 7-2 Brewers at the time. Muñoz would drive in the remaining Redbirds run in the 9th, driving a single back up the middle off Dan Jennings*, scoring Gyorko who doubled to RF.
Suter’s final line: (7 IP, 2 hits, 2r/2er, 1 bb, 5 k’s, 89 pitches)
Carlos Martínez would make his fourth start coming off the DL, and I’m wondering if maybe he’s still nursing some sort of lat issue. Carlos would see his velocity on his fastball dip inning-to-inning, raising concern.
After giving up back-to-back singles to Yelich and Cain, Aguilar would hit a 2-run double to LF. Ozuna would read the ball wrong, scaling the wall, getting ready to rob a possible HR. The ball would hit the base of the wall. The defense behind Carlos didn’t help him tonight, as Carp would commit the first of four errors tonight, allowing Cain to reach first base. Shaw doubled him in next. Shaw would score on the weirdest wild pitch of all time, I don’t even know how to explain it.
We will just leave the ugliness there, because honestly, it doesn’t get better and I don’t want to bore you all.
Carlos’ final line: (4 IP, 8 hits, 7r/5er, 2 bb, 3 k’s, 92 pitches)
Greg Garcia pitched the 9th inning and got a double-play, so that’s pretty cool, I guess. The Cardinals, who already lead the MLB in errors, committed four more tonight to bring their total to 61.
Things could get interesting, very soon, sooner than we expect. Jack Flaherty (3-2, 2.66) looks to get things back on track tomorrow evening as he faces off against Junior Guerra (3-5, 2.89).
Thanks for reading, cheers!
Game 73 is in the books