The Cardinals Rallied Behind a Strong Start from Garcia and Key Hits from Grichuk and Carpenter to Take Series vs. Milwaukee

  • The main story of this game was Jaime Garcia. The veteran pitcher went the distance while allowing only one hit and striking out thirteen. Garcia even took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, until Domingo Santana broke the bid up with a two-out single. This was vey refreshing to see, as Garcia was dominant in 2015 and it looks like that trend might continue into 2016.
  • At the plate, Jeremy Hazelbaker mashed another home run (yawn), his third of the season. Hazelbaker’s solo shot was just the icing on the cake in this one, however, as Matt Carpenter broke out with a two-run double in the first inning that put the Cardinals up 3-0.

  • Randal Grichuk also added a two-run blast, which is a great sight to see from the young Cardinals outfielder. Grichuk had a very tough time on the opening road trip, but it seems like he is feeling much more comfortable back at home in St. Louis.
  • Overall, it was nice for the Cardinals to be able to take the series from Milwaukee. The Brewers are a team that this club should be able to sweep, but they let one get away last night. In order for the Cardinals to be successful in the NL Central, they must pick on the bottom feeders like Milwaukee and Cincinnati, the team they play this weekend.

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