July 29, 2014

Brewers swept by Cardinals at Miller Park

The Milwaukee Brewers losing skid hit 5-games on Sunday, following a 10-1 thrashing by the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.

Jaime Garcia (4-1) pitched eight innings and earned his third straight win, scattering 8 hits.  Garcia struck out three and walked one.  Allen Craig drove in four runs and Matt Holliday homered in the win for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals biggest inning came in the second when they plated six runs.  They sent 10 men to the plate but collected just three hits.  Brewers starter Marco Estrada loaded the bases with two walks and a hit.  Estrada then walked in a pair of runs before Allen Craig’s bases loaded double scored three and Yadier Molina’s single scored Craig to cap off the 6-run inning.

AUDIO: Marco Estrada on his outing :17

Estrada was finally pulled with 1-out in the fourth, after surrendering 8-runs.  The 38,620 serenaded Estrada with a chorus of boos.

AUDIO: Marco Estrada on being booed as he left :13

Estrada dropped to 0-4 lifetime (9 appearances) against the Cardinals with a 6.59 ERA.

It’s been up and down for the Brewers.  They started the season 2-8, then won 9-straight and 12 out of 15, before dropping 5-in-a-row.

The Brewers are off today.  They’ll open a 2-game series against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Miller Park.  Wily Peralta (2-2, 6.00) is the schedule starter against the Rangers.  Texas will go with Justin Grimm (2-1, 2.28 ERA).