The Milwaukee Brewers (20-18) fell to the St. Louis Cardinals (23-15) this afternoon, 2-0. Meaning the Brewers lost two of three to the Red Birds.
Brewers starting pitchers (Peralta, Woodruff, Burnes) combined for 19.2 innings, 9 hits, 2 runs (both earned), 3 walks and 27 strikeouts in the series.
Brewers hitters were 2-for-31 with runners in scoring position in the series. They were 0-for-10 with RISP today and 1-for-18 with runners on base today.
The offense is painful to watch. That’s probably the nicest way I can put it. It’s a shame they can’t help out the fantastic pitching that the pitching staff has given the team.
On a good note: Corbin Burnes set a record for most strikeouts (58) to start a season before allowing his first walk.
Burnes now has a 1.57 ERA, to be clear that is very good, and the most strikeouts per nine innings (15.20) of any pitcher in the Majors with at least 20 innings pitched.
However, Burnes has a record of 2-3 and the Brewers have managed to lose four of his six starts.
Get the man some run support!!!
Manager Craig Counsell was ejected for the first time this season and 19th time in his managerial career.
Counsell was furious at first base umpire and crew chief Jim Reynolds, who called fair ball on a Dylan Carlson bouncer over first base, Carlson said it hit off hit foot. Umpires converged and called it a foul ball.
Counsell on the ugly RISP numbers: “This is how the game of baseball works. They were 1-for-13 with RISP. It’s the team that gets the hits with RISP is how you score runs. We’re in a rut with it. We’re not getting it done in those spots right now.”
The Brewers will host the Atlanta Braves (17-20) this weekend at American Family Field. Tomorrow, May 14, is the series opener with first pitch being scheduled for 7:10 PM (Central Time).
Adrian Houser (3-3, 3.44 ERA) will start for Milwaukee.
Drew Smyly (1-2, 6.12 ERA) will start for Atlanta.