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St. Louis Cardinals Game 8 of 162: vs Milwaukee

Cardinals Lose a Heartbreaker to Brewers at Home

  • After a great 1st inning of hitting highlighted by a Randal Grichuk double that plated Matt Holliday and Stephen Piscotty. After that, Yadier Molina singled up the middle to score Grichuk and the Cardinals were off to a hot start and a 3-1 lead.
  • Mike Leake failed to hold the lead against a mediocre Brewers lineup in his second start. So far in a Cardinals uniform Leake has been unimpressive. I think it’s safe to say that he has not lived up the $18 million expectation that was placed on him.
  • Brandon Moss came on in the 8th as a pinch hitter and showed off his clutch gene, hitting a game-tying home run. The long ball gave the Redbirds some momentum late in the game, if only for a few moments…

  • Then, in the top of the 9th, Trevor Rosenthal gave up a two-run home run to Domingo Santana. Definitely not typical of the usually dominant closer, but it had some people calling for a closing change. Not saying I agree, but I did see these thoughts on Twitter. Actually, I’ll just leave you with that thought.
  • This game stung, but the Cardinals will improve.

Photo Credit to Jasen Vinlove of USA Today Sports

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