It’s a tough pill to swallow today as the Milwaukee Brewers (91-62) lose to the St. Louis Cardinals (83-69) at American Family Field, 8-5, and get swept in the four-game series.
This was easily Milwaukee’s worst loss of the season. Choked away a 5-0 lead in a very important game. Brutal, just flat out brutal.
I’m sick to my stomach after this game.
Milwaukee’s magic number to win the NL Central stays at three (3) for the fifth consecutive day. Cardinals have won 12 in a row for the first time since 1982, and let’s not even talk about what happened between the Brewers and Cardinals that October.
The magic number entering this 10-game homestand last Friday was five. Brewers won the first two games (Friday & Saturday) to cut it to three. And now it’s unclear if they’ll clinch on the homestand (or even clinch at all).
This is not the time to be scuffling, boys…
The air went completely out of the stadium when Paul Goldschmidt hit the two-run homer in the Top of the Seventh to tie the game at 5-5 and you knew things weren’t going to end well when that happened.
Really the only bright spots today were from Tyrone Taylor. He hit a grand slam in the first inning and then a solo shot in the fourth inning.
Adrian Houser went six innings today and for the most part was good.
Milwaukee will hope the Chicago Cubs can cool off the Cardinals this weekend, because they couldn’t do it.
The Brewers host the New York Mets at American Family Field this weekend. First pitch for tomorrow’s game is scheduled for 7:10 PM (Central Time).
Corbin Burnes (10-4, 2.34 ERA) will start for Milwaukee.
Tylor Megill (3-5, 4.57 ERA) will start for New York.