The Milwaukee Brewers (4-4) offense finally had a good performance in the 9-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals (5-3) this afternoon.
Adrian Houser went five good innings, allowing one unearned run and striking out three. However, he did allow six hits and four walks.
It was a nice bounce back win, though, after a tough loss in the series opener on Thursday.
Milwaukee’s offense had 13 hits for the game and scored a season high nine runs. Let’s just hope the offense can carry this into some consistency!
To open up the scoring, Travis Shaw got a RBI on an infield single, scoring Christian Yelich. To that point, it felt like Shaw had all of Milwaukee’s RBI’s this season.
Avisail Garcia extended the Brewers lead to 3-0 on a two-run homer in the fifth inning.
In the Bottom of the Sixth though, the Cardinals got on the board, scoring two runs in the inning to make it a 3-2 game.
Garcia came up big though, getting a 2-run double in the seventh inning.
Later in the seventh, Keston Hiura, who’s been seeing the ball much better the last two games which is great news for the Crew, hit a 3-run dinger to give the Crew an 8-2 lead.
In the eighth inning, Garcia got another RBI on a bases loaded walk to make it 9-2.
But in the Bottom of the Eighth inning, Josh Lindblom allowed an Austin Dean 3-run homer to make it a 9-5 game and make it a much tighter game than it needed to be.
Fortunately, Lindblom settled down a bit and got out of the eighth and pitched a scoreless ninth to give the Brewers the victory.
Avisail Garcia had five RBI on the day and Keston Hiura had three, with the other coming from Travis Shaw in the first inning.
The Brewers and Cardinals will play in the series finale tomorrow at Busch Stadium. Brett Anderson (0-1, 7.20 ERA) will get the start for Milwaukee, while Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0, 1.80 ERA) will get the start for St. Louis. First pitch is set for 1:15 PM (Central Time).