November 1, 2014

Lohse beats his former club

Milwaukee Brewers starter Kyle Lohse beat his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals

Kyle Lohse

Kyle Lohse

for the first time in four tries this season.  Lohse worked six innings in the Brewers 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.

Lohse allowed six-hits, struck out four and walked two to improve to 9-8 on the season.  Lohse entered the game with an 0-3 record and a 5.00 ERA against the Cardinals this season.

Lohse said he doesn’t put any more emphasis on this game over any other.

The Cardinals jumped out early and led 3-0 in the fourth.  That’s when the Brewers responded with five runs in the bottom half off of St. Louis starter Lance Lynn.  Sean Halton drove in two of his three runs with a bases loaded 2-run single in the frame.

AUDIO: Lohse said this game left him wiped out mentally :13

Lohse said while beating his former team is no big deal, beating teams that are in a pennant race is.

AUDIO: Lohse said it’s great to play spoiler :09

Lohse did register his 13th quality start in his last 16 outings.  His ERA stands at 2.53 during that stretch.

Jim Henderson worked a scoreless ninth to earn his 19th save of the season.

Tom Gorzelanny (3-4, 2.95) pitches the series finale for the Brewers this afternoon.  Jake Westbrook (7-8, 4.35) goes for the Cardinals.