Saturday’s Game Report: Brewers 4, Cardinals 0 –plus Shildt postgame interview

Saturday’s Game Report: Brewers 4, Cardinals 0

One night after exploding for six homers and 15 runs, the Cardinals had the complete opposite result on Saturday night in Milwaukee.

The Brewers’ Adrian Houser held the Cardinals to just three singles in throwing the 100-pitch shutout.

The loss dropped the Cardinals to 2 ½ games behind the Reds in the race for the second wild-card spot.

Here is how Saturday night’s game broke down:

At the plate: Tommy Edman had two of the Cardinals’ three hits, with Nolan Arenado getting the other single. The Cardinals also did not draw a walk in the game and did not have an at-bat with a runner in scoring position as they were shut out for the ninth time this season.

On the mound: Kwang Hyun Kim gave up a home run to the first hitter he faced in the first inning, and then allowed three runs in the second. He failed to get through that inning, recording only five outs on 43 pitches as he gave up seven hits and also issued a walk … Jake Woodford, just recalled from Memphis on Friday, turned in 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just two hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out five … Alex Reyes retired the Brewers in order in the eighth.

Key stat: Two home run streaks came to an end for the Cardinals. They had set a franchise record by hitting a home run in the first inning of four consecutive games, and their season-high streak of hitting at least one home run was snapped after nine games.

Looking ahead: The Cardinals will close out the series on Sunday, with Jon Lester getting the start.

 

Mike Shildt postgame

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