The Milwaukee Brewers dropped the rubber match in their 3-game series, falling to the Cardinals in St. Louis 4-0 on Thursday.
After beating Adam Wainwright 5-4 in the series opener Monday, the Brewers scored just twice in losing the last two games. They’ve scored just 23 runs in the first nine and fell to 2-7 to start the season.
The Brewers are hitting .219 with runners in scoring position. “It’s terrible,” said Jonathan Lucroy. “We’ve got to be better at that, I include myself in that because I’ve been pretty awful. We’ve got to get it together.”
The Brewers also have struggled with home runs. They have just three in the first nine games. That’s fewest in the majors.
Brewers starter Mike Fiers matched starter John Lackey throwing five scoreless innings. Lackey would go on to throw seven scoreless frames. The Cardinals would get to Fiers in the sixth for two runs before he would give way to the bullpen.
The Brewers road trip continues in Pittsburgh tonight. Jimmy Nelson gets the start for the Brewers.