Published 10:06 am CT April 9, 2018 | Updated at 11:39 am CT April 9, 2018
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ST. LOUIS – After the Milwaukee Brewers were eliminated in three of their last five games, they did not want to give the green light.
It took a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning for the Brewers to come up on St.. Louis, 5-4, after
Greg Holland, who signed after the season, began to be closer to the Cardinals, made his debut and left four batsmen before leaving, including Orlando Arcia on four pitches to break the tie ,
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The Brewers not only slipped a nine-part lead role, they had Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Ryan Braun left before the end of Monday night.
One of her new acquisitions, Christian Yelich, already missing on the disabled list with a weird load, removed the Brewers Cain after hitting the back of St The first leg of Louis First baseman Jose Martinez hit on an infield in the ninth. Cain hobbled away and Martinez also went away with an Achilles tendon injury.
Brown left the game after flying out to finish ninth, but there was no reason to leave.
Albers got his first chance to save a game with a 4: 3 lead in the ninth, but found trouble immediately. Yadier Molina shoved to the right, Paul DeJong hacked Albers' gloves and Kolten Wong struck a blow for a goal that charged the bases without outs.
Greg Garcia slipped into the middle of the flat and forced the runners to stop, but Dexter Fowler followed with a sacrificial fly in the middle to tie the game. However, Albers came back to beat the 10th and took the win.
HAND LIFE: Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin survived through the first two innings unharmed with the help of his outfield defenses. Fowler led with a single from the first bank, but was replaced by midfielder Lorenzo Cain. Marcell Ozuna, who finished second to the St. Louis leadership, threw a brace in the left corner, but Ryan Braun threw him out of the warning lane with a triple.
PUTTING ON THE BREAKS: Ahead, 4-3, in seventh, the Brewers should have scored a run on Ryan Braun's single right with two up and two down. Good-speed Jonathan Villar dropped out of second baseman and was sent home by third-baseman coach Ed Sedar, but stumbled after he rounded the bag and headed back to the base. With the charged bases Travis Shaw flew to the right and it remained a one-run game.
LACK OF COMMAND: Chacín continues to fight with his command. He pitched 83 pitches in 4 2/3 innings, and only 43 were strikes. Chacín does not throw hard, averaging 89 mph with his fastball, and therefore has to hit his spots. His slider is critical of right-handed people, and he does not agree with this pitch. The first three starts were a fight (6.59 ERA), with 19 strokes and seven walks allowed in 13 2/3 innings.
HE WAS FRAMED: Molina was back behind the plate for the Cardinals, after arguing with Arizona the day before, it was no worse. It began when Arizona manager Torey Lovullo complained to referee Tim Timmons of his strike zone and accused Molina of stealing strikes by "framing" pitches. Lovullo also called Molina a vulgar name that sets the catcher off.
"The job of any catcher is to shape the baseball, Molina does his job," said Brewers manager Craig Counsell. "Now it's their job more than ever, we've created statistics that tell them how good they are in. If we go crazy that he's good at it, then we'll deal with the referees, but the catcher's job it is for any team to make the narrow fields look like punches.
"The catchers are open to using one of these methods to get a blow called a punch. The referees there are people. They are certainly neutral, but they are also human. So, catchers try to influence them. It's been a long time. "
LOS GOES: Eric Sogard entered the season with 14 strokes (.071), but came back in that game after being pulled to the left in his first at-bat Sogard collected a single and two doubles, and the three-hit game raised his batting average to .222, which is much better than starting with a nil.
This Year: 6-5.
Last year: 6-5.
Tuesday: Brewers at Cardinals, 7:15 pm Milwaukee LHP Brent Suter (1: 1, 6:30 pm) vs. St. Louis RHP Carlos Martinez (1-1, 2.84) Television: FS Wisconsin Radio: AM-620.