Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he’s been bothered more by their poor play in the first week of the season than their 1-5 record.
The Brewers were a bit sloppy again on Monday, but the St. Louis Cardinals struggled themselves and the result was Milwaukee stealing one from the Cardinals in their home opener before 47,875 on opening day at Busch Stadium.
The Brewers (2-5) entered the game 7-12 against Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright and 5-10 since 2009. But they took advantage of a couple of errors by Cardinals second baseman Kolton Wong. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez scored what turned out to be the winning run for the Brewers on Wong’s second error.
Matt Garza (1-1) earned the win, working 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. He walked 5 and struck out 4.
Adam Wainwright (1-1) took the loss for the Cardinals, pitching 7 innings and allowing 5 runs (3 earned) with a walk and four strikeouts.
Carlos Gomez is the only player with multiple hits for the Brewers. He had two of the Brewers eight hits on the day.