Brewers 7, Cardinals 6: Bats exist rain

ST. LOUIS – An early flurry of offense wound adult carrying a Miaukee Brewers past a St. Louis Cardinals in a rain-soaked diversion during Busch Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Brewers scored 6 runs in a initial dual innings, got a pivotal RBI singular from Hernán Pérez in a seventh and hold on for a 7-6 victory in a matchup that featured dual apart delays totaling 1 hour 50 minutes.

The dual teams have been bedeviled by severe continue in both array so distant in St. Louis. A check on May 3 led to a doubleheader on Tuesday, that a Brewers and Cardinals split, and Wednesday’s check sent a diversion into a early morning hours.

“I’m still hurting,” pronounced Eric Thames, one of Milwaukee’s descent stars. “My knee went out. You’re sitting there in your soppy uniform. Wet and cold. Watching ball on TV. Trying to do calisthenics in here to get loose, though a bodies usually weren’t carrying it.

“We were means to go out there, not get harm and get a win. The ultimate victory.”

The story entrance in for a Brewers was a lapse of Matt Garza, who’d been backed from a 10-day infirm list progressing in a day. He missed his final start after entrance out on a wrong finish of a collision with 6-foot-3, 250-pound Jesús Aguilar.

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He couldn’t have asked for a improved unfolding to lapse to, as Milwaukee’s offense jumped on St. Louis starter Mike Leake for 6 runs in a initial dual innings.

Thames’ two-run homer dual batters into a diversion done it 2-0 in a first. Eric Sogard’s two-run double in a second done it 4-0, afterwards Thames doubled in Sogard and Travis Shaw singled in Thames to make it 6-0.

Seeing Thames mangle out early was positively a good steer for a Brewers. He’d accessible usually one multi-RBI diversion given May 9 and one multi-extra-base strike diversion given May 7. He now has 17 homers.

“Early runs,” pronounced manager Craig Counsell. “We did a good pursuit again jumping on a starting pitcher before he got in it, and before he looks adult we’ve got 6 on a house opposite a unequivocally good starting pitcher.

“That’s been a small bit of a regulation this year, and we hung on.”

But a Cardinals came resounding behind opposite Garza in a second.

Beginning with Yadier Molina’s leadoff single, they racked adult 4 uninterrupted hits. José Martínez’s triple got St. Louis on a house during 6-2, afterwards RBI doubles by Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter narrowed a opening to 6-4 before Garza finally stopped a bleeding.

Both Leake and Garza staid in from there, with Garza (3-2) confronting a smallest from a third by his final inning in a fifth. He was carried after 87 pitches carrying authorised 5 hits, 4 runs (earned) and dual walks to go along with 4 strikeouts.

“It shouldn’t have been as tighten as it was,” pronounced Garza. “The second inning kind of got me. In a center of it we was usually revelation myself, ‘Slow down, locate your breath, keep going. Keep attacking.’

“The usually representation we substantially done a mistake on was Martínez that inning; sinker didn’t get low adequate in and he done me compensate for it. Other than that, a guys played great.”

Leake over after 6 innings with a measure still 6-4, afterwards a Brewers combined an word run opposite Kevin Siegrist in a seventh when Domingo Santana doubled and Pérez singled to right with dual outs to expostulate him in.

Jared Hughes, pitching in his third true game, dismissed a 1-2-3 sixth with dual strikeouts behind Garza.

Every Brewers starter reached bottom by a seventh and all though Keon Broxton collected a hit.

The initial check lasted 50 minutes. Carlos Torres pitched a scoreless seventh after play resumed, though a bullpen struggles resurfaced in a eighth.

Jacob Barnes took over with a Brewers still holding their 7-4 lead. With a sleet entrance down again he released a one-out travel to Jedd Gyorko, afterwards with dual outs authorised a two-run homer usually inside a tainted stick in left to Aledmys Diaz.

Just as Diaz crossed home plate, out came a drift organisation with a tarp again.

“It’s tough to say,” Counsell pronounced when asked if a torrent influenced Barnes. “It started entrance down flattering tough right during a finish there. Give Diaz credit; he’s attack in a rain, too.”

Play was again called during that point, followed by a check of one hour.

Corey Knebel transposed Barnes and got a final out of a eighth on one pitch, afterwards worked around a two-out singular in a ninth to record his 10th save. Knebel struck out Dexter Fowler to finish it, fluctuating his strain of appearances with during slightest one punchout to 34.

“Corey did a good pursuit again, removing 4 outs,” Counsell said. “To get a first-pitch out (in a eighth), he’s going in purify in a ninth. He fell behind a garland of hitters in that inning though he came behind and kept throwing strikes.”


• Class AAA Colorado Springs pitching manager Fred Dabney warranted special discuss from Counsell after pushing Paolo Espino 4 1/2 hours from Memphis – where a Sky Sox were personification a diversion – to St. Louis in time for a right-hander to be accessible to representation in Game 2 of Tuesday’s doubleheader.

“Fred positively warranted a mark in a congratulatory line that we have after entrance into a dugout,” Counsell said. “Both those guys, Paolo and Fred, done a large bid to get here. As it turns out we didn’t use Espino, though it was critical that he was here. When it’s 5-5 going into a tip of a eighth, it’s not too distant from Espino removing into a diversion there and being needed.”

Dabney afterwards had to spin around and make a expostulate behind to Memphis early in a morning, given a Sky Sox had a diversion with a 12:05 p.m. start.

• Counsell pronounced Jonathan Villar, on a infirm list with behind problems, has nonetheless to do any on-field rehab work.


* By distinguished out Stephen Piscotty to finish Tuesday’s doubleheader, Corey Knebel extended his strain of uninterrupted appearances with a strikeout this deteriorate to 33.

He entered Wednesday with 58 strikeouts, many among relievers in a vital leagues.

“That’s a good indicator of how good he’s pitched and how unchanging his things has been each time he’s taken a mound,” Counsell said. “That’s substantially what it says some-more than anything. He’s brought ‘A’ things each singular time out there.”

• Over his prior 44 games streamer into Wednesday, Pérez was attack .300 with 8 homers and 25 RBI after attack usually .179 with one homer and 4 RBI over his initial 15 games.


Between games Tuesday, Counsell remarkable a Brewers’ offense indispensable to get going. It’s determined his call, scoring a sum of 15 runs in a game-plus since.


This year: 35-32 (17-19 home; 18-13 away)

Last year: 31-36


Thursday: Brewers during Cardinals, 6:15 p.m. Milwaukee RHP Zach Davies (7-3, 4.74) vs. St. Louis RHP Michael Wacha (3-3, 4.50). TV: FS Wisconsin. Radio: AM-620.

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