Baseball is such a fickle game. Going into Friday night, the Brewers had won three games in a row. Now, they have dropped to straight games to the St. Louis Cardinals. Brandon Woodruff had to exit yesterday’s game due to an ankle injury and Luis Perdomo was placed on the IL earlier on Saturday. To add insult to injury, Adrian Houser gave up eight runs (five earned) in just four innings against the Cardinals. On the flipside, Cardinals’ starter Matt Liberatore shutout the Brewers through five innings. He had given up four runs in less than five innings in his first start of the season against the Pirates. In other words, things went from bad to worse.
At Least the Brewers Bullpen Was Good
If we’re looking for silver lining, the Brewers bullpen shutout the Cardinals in five innings on Saturday. Hoby Milner threw one shutout inning while allowing just a single hit. Trevor Kelley, too, threw a shutout inning pitching around two Cardinals hits. Finally, Miguel Sanchez threw two shutout innings. He allowed no hits and struck out two.
Keston Hiura Goes Yard (Again)
The Milwaukee Brewers have not had the best of luck on the injury front. As a result, Keston Hiura has been put in the lineup against right-handed pitching two days in a row. This is actually a good thing, as Hiura has better splits against righties than he does lefties. He showed his prowess against righties again today with a solo home run in the sixth inning.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 28, 2022
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Victor Caratini Hits His Second Home Run
The Brewers crawled closer in the game with a Victor Caratini home run in the ninth inning. It was Caratini’s second home run of the season.
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May 28th @ Cardinals
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— Brewers Fever (@Brewers_Fever) May 28, 2022
- Mark Mathias, Christian Yelich, and Luis Urias all had one hit for the Brewers.
- Paul Goldschmidt hit another home run for the Cardinals against the Brewers. In his career, Goldshmidt is hitting .318 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI against the Brewers.
- The Brewers still hold a 2.5 game division lead over the Cardinals.
Corbin Burnes (2-2, 2.18 ERA) faces Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas (3-2, 1.96 ERA) on Sunday at 1:15 CST.
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