Brewers walk their way to defeating Cardinals 5-4 in ten innings



St. Louis, M.O ~ After losing a ninth inning lead to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers won 5-4 in ten innings by scoring the decisive run on four walks. Greg Holland, who made his St. Louis debut last night, walked four of the five batters he faced to force in the game’s winning run for the Brewers.

Travis Shaw and Domingo Santana led off the inning with back to back walks before Eric Sogard’s bunt advanced them each a base. Manny Pina was intentionally walked to load the bases for Orlando Arcia. The Brewers shortstop then walked on a 3-1 count to score Shaw. Bud Norris replaced Holland to record the remaining two outs, but the damage was done.

Matt Albers allowed the tying run to score n the ninth, but after the Milwaukee offense gave him another chance he retired the Cardinals side in order to end the game.

The Brewers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead off Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas. In the top of the second inning, Travis Shaw doubled off the very top of the wall. Domingo Santana then drove in Shaw on a rolling base hit up the middle. with two outs, Orlando Arcia doubled, scoring Santana from first base.

After getting from help from his outfield in the first in the second ( Ryan Braun and Lorenzo Cain threw out St. Louis base runners attempting to advance around the base path ), Jhoulys Chacin encountered trouble in the third inning. He walked three and gave up two its while allowing the Cardinals to take 3-2 lead in the third.

Chacin workedout of a one out double in the fourth inning, but was taken out when Marcell Ozuna came tov the plate with a runner on base due to Orlando Arcia’s error. Jeremy Jeffress was brought into the ballgame. Jeffress came up big, keeping the Brew Crew with the lead.

Milwaukee’s relief pitching was magnificent in the middle sixth, seventh, and eight innings last night, just as it has been all season so far. Josh Hader struck out four batters in a row before handing the ball to Jacob Barnes, who struck out two to end the eighth inning.

However, just like Saturday he Brewers lost the lead in the final inning on three infield hits and a sacrifice fly off of Albers.

Tonight, Brent Suter pitches against Carlos Martinez, who pitched 8.1 shutout innings against the Brewers last Wednesday.

By Jacob Szczap

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