scheduled tribe. LOUIS — Make it even 50 for Milwaukee brewers.
Road wins, that is, a fine five-innings start to the St. Louis Cardinals’ 4-0 shutout at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night after riding home runs from Daniel Vogelbach and Manny Pina and from Adrian Houser.
man who successfully posted the news before that day Devin Williams fractured his right hand And presumably done in the background for the season, the Brewers became the second team this season to reach 50 home wins in the Majors.
This extends the franchise record and leaves the Brewers one win away from tying the high-water mark of 96 regular-season wins, which was set in 2011.
Also note – Cardinals their The franchise-record winning streak in 17 matches was finally broken. It was their first loss since 10 September and their second loss in the last 21 matches.
Working in Hauser’s favor was the fact that the Cardinals were without their three heavyweights in third baseman Nolan Arenado, leftfielder Tyler O’Neill and catcher Yadier Molina.
St. Louis, of course, beat Milwaukee, 6-2, on Tuesday to take a second wild-card spot in the National League — a feat that prompted manager Mike Schildt to more conservatively handle his roster like his roster for the rest of the week. Gave the permission to. Equivalent Craig Counsels.
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With an Eduardo Escobar RBI groundout leading 1-0 in the first, he quickly worked himself out of a one-out, base-loaded jam at the bottom of the frame to ground Harrison Bader 6-4. -3 double play.
It seemed to set the tone as Houser – 2-0 this year with a 0.45 ERA in three prior starts against St. Louis – only inducing seven ground-ball outs in the next four innings with his heavy sinker. Allowed two more baserunners.
How much did a right-handed pitching take to make contact? Enough that his strikeout was his first game to complete Lars Knutbar’s five shutout innings.
Miles Mikolas had been working since being allowed to run the first innings, but his night came to an abrupt end in the sixth.
Christian Yelich singled out with one out – giving him three times at base in as many plate appearances – and after Escobar’s exit, Vogelbach took a right-center capture to extend Milwaukee’s lead 3-0. .
Lorenzo Cain followed with a single, and Mikolas made way for Andrew Miller.
Brent Sutter also finished sixth, leaving Houser’s line on three hits, two walks and a strikeout on 67 pitches – an economical but impressive performance.
In three starts and 20 innings against the Cardinals in September, Houser (10-6) allowed 11 hits, one run and four walks while making 13 appearances. He reduced his season ERA to 3.22 in the process.
Pina’s leadoff homer from Miller in the seventh limited the scoring, while manager Craig Consul used Brad Boxberger and Aaron Ashby to complete the Brewers’ 19th shutout of the season and into Cleveland after September 11.