Finally, a game that didn’t go into extra-innings, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a heart-stopper for Brewers’ fans.
Once again, Milwaukee got out to an early lead thanks to a Hernan Perez solo shot in the top of the second inning:
A few innings later, Thames belted his fifth home run of the season which is the second most in the National League. Milwaukee later added to their lead in the fifth on a Jonathan Villar groundout to first that scored Arcia and sent Jett Bandy to third. Unfortunately, that’s all the runs Milwaukee produced on the night, but it was enough in the end. Just barely.
The Cardinals got on the board in the sixth inning thanks to a Carpenter groundout to first. The 3-1 score held until the ninth inning when Tommy Pham hit a solo shot. But that wasn’t the end of the dramatics, as the Brewers almost blew another lead. The Cardinals had runners on first and second with one out until Albers was able to come through with the save.
With the Brewers at 7-6, they travel to New York to face a red-hot Mets team for a three-game series beginning on Friday. The Mets are 10-1 and have taken the league by storm early on. Let’s hope Milwaukee can continue their road magic where they are 5-1 on the young season.