Brewers scoreless streak reaches 25 innings in loss to Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (WITI) -- Once again the Milwaukee Brewers bats were quiet and nobody crossed home plate in an 8-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Adam Wainwright was a big reason the Brewers failed to score. He had the Brewers hitters off balance all day, scattering only 4 hits while striking out 12 with no walks.
He also helped the Cardinals at the plate driving in the winning run in the 3rd inning with a single to left that scored David Freese.
Yovani Gallardo started for the Brewers and found himself in a lot of trouble in the 6th inning. Wainwright singled to lead off the inning. After another single and a hit batsmen, Gallardo was faced with the bases loaded and nobody out. Matt Holliday made him pay with a 2 run single. After getting a pop out, Allen Craig singled in another run making it 4-0 Cardinals. That was Gallardo's final pitch.
Burke Badenhop came in to relieve Gallardo and gave up an RBI single to Yadier Molina making it 5-0 Cardinals. A Blake Lalli error allowed another run to score and then Wainwright singled again scoring Molina. Badenhop would be replaced by Michael Gonzalez who would allow an RBI single by John Jay making it 8-0 Cardinals capping off the scoring.
The Brewers have now gone 25 straight innings with out a run. Their last run came in the 2nd inning Tuesday in a loss to the Cubs. The Brewers fall to 2-8 on the season and will try to salvage a win Sunday in St. Louis.